MySpace Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Fast-paced and challenging work environment

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

    I worked at MySpace

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  2. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Exciting at first, but ultimately frustrating and demoralizing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work.
    Nice challenging tasks.
    Flexible timings

    Cons

    Uninteresting Tools.
    Not many cons.
    Small network

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I am satisfied with the management.

  7. Good company but you can feel that its declining

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is actually very challenging. Managers are good and coworkers are reasonably competent

    Cons

    Company is on the way down and you can feel the desperation in the executives. Work is piled up in a desperate move to stop the decline. The worst part is none of the work you do will ever be appreciated by the outside world.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better Product managers that have real web industry experience instead of former baristas, wannabe musicians and journalists.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is well known. Situated in Beverly Hills.

    Cons

    No good managers. Management is full of idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Please change your managing staff

  9. Great place for interns

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is very laidback. The people in general are very nice and as an Intern I was allowed to sit in a lot of meetings. Interns also have an opportunity for real work experience rather than making copies, answering phones etc. There is a cafe now on the third floor which makes getting lunch convenient. The patio on the 3rd floor has an amazing view of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    Interns are unpaid and there are cliques in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more innovative.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Talent aside, this place (in its current state) needs to focus and stick to it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MySpace

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite the product over the past year or two, there are some really talented people who worked or still work for MySpace. If you can find them, make friends with them and you may learn a thing or two.

    Cons

    There was a time where you could see the passion for the product in all levels of the company. Today, that sense of unity, pride and passion is absent with a large majority of the staff and that attitude is reflected back into the product. While I said one of the pros for working there was that there are really talented people who work at MySpace, but with that comes the fact that there are also a lot of 'cooks in the kitchen' and projects once thought to be a 'game changer' are de-scoped weeks before its release.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your internal processes and structure needs to be and stick with it. Changing every six months leave people disillusioned, frustrated and complacent. Also, empower team people in all departments and let your teams do their job. Stabilize this and the passion may return, and perhaps so will the users.

  11. Helpful (1)

    MySpace is still a company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support Specialist in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, great benefits, friendly environment, great place to network with your coworkers

    Cons

    poor middle class management, low tier agents often overlooked, work schedules changed without your discretion

    Advice to Management

    always ask for feedback from your underlings

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