MySpace Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
118 Reviews
3.3
118 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • Innovative field of social networking, hundreds of millions of users means your code is used by the world, not just grandma next door (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor vision of future from senior management team (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Fun Startup-Ish Music Company Within A Huge Iconic Social Network Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Product Team Outstanding
    Engineers Fun To Work With
    Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not Agile
    Differing Agendas Among Executives
    Job Security Scary With Advent Of Facebook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make The Company Truly Agile

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place, great tech people around. Agile teams.

    Cons

    Teams are fragmented but rely on each other to get the job done. However, getting response from different teams is difficult and challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication across. Swift turnaround on issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    only if you are desperate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a check, free food

    Cons

    no vision, cost cutting at every corner. Management does not care about employees, and only watch out for themselves. Will publicly embarrass teams in front of the entire company. No budget to be competitive. Unless you are desperate for a paycheck avoid at all costs this is a sinking ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits, work is alright, but product is going down the drains

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great compensation
    Work is not bad

    Cons

    Not enough quality employees
    Product is lacking quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize product scope and focus on the parts that are working

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excited to be a part of the comeback!!

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    New management has taken over and is making a real run at turning this place around.
    Morale is the best since I've been around.
    The new vision for the site is amazing.
    The music catalogue is bigger and better than Spotify and Pandora (and it's free too).
    We get free cooked to order lunch everyday.
    Fresh ideas that are actually put into action, instead of falling on deaf ears.
    Competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Historical turnover and layoffs under NewsCorp have hurt morale in the past.
    Past mis-management and inter-office politics have given those that work here a bad reputation (however, new management has shown differently).
    Previous regime was dead set focused on Futura and now we are all paying for their poor judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've shown a great sense of leadership and direction in the short time you have been here. Please stay the course and never forget that the user experience is the most important aspect to regaining our prominence!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fast-paced and challenging work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Management respects you as much as a full time employee. You learn a ton about the music and marketing industry. Great name on your resume.

    Cons

    Work environment can be a bit isolating at times. Lack of resources and adequate funding in my specific department can be restricting.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worked with great team, too bad product and company not managed well at top level.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, ability to work remotely. Music team and side of business very exciting with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Poor vision of future from senior management team. Part of Newscorp/Fox. UG. A lot of outsourcing led to a fair amount of dissatisfaction among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off everything but the music piece of the pie. Try for better partnerships with Facebook--you are out of the social networking business, so you might as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting at first, but ultimately frustrating and demoralizing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    From 2005-2007, it was a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Pros include living in California, cutting edge online technology, free lunch, and friendly employees,

    Cons

    From early-2008 onward (after Facebook took the social networking lead), the party was clearly over. Suddenly there was a complete lack of focus, lack of transparency, and embarrassingly low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point, cut your losses and sell the company. The purchaser should be of a mindset similar to a real estate developer who's purchased a dilapidated building on a good piece of property -- destroy and rebuild.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is full of fun

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    People are young and work without pressure. Working hours is short. We have parties with free alcohols very often. Company has dojo for knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Web traffic keeps going down and users are switched or switching to facebook. Mass layoff happened few times and everyone is sad about that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders do not give direction on where we go especially before and after the layoff. Nobody knows if it is safe to stay.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Developer INtern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Pros

    Nice place to work.
    Nice challenging tasks.
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Uninteresting Tools.
    Not many cons.
    Small network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I am satisfied with the management.

    Approves of CEO

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