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"Project manager on MySpace 2.0"

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at MySpace full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It took some convening for me to join the company, but I'm so glad I did back in 2009. The CTO at the time was a proactive leader and really kept in touch with the teams. We knew we had a difficult task of reinventing the site/brand but everyone was motivated to make it happen. Some of the brightest talent I've worked with in the industry.

Cons

The only real downside was that MySpace as a brand was already damaged and our changes eventually had little impact. The end result was the mass layoff. I see the site has launched in a new direction. I wish the MySpace team all the luck in the world.

Advice to Management

Try your best to fight through the many years of MySpace getting a bad rap/bad name. Your backend services and security is far better than Facebook.

Other Employee Reviews for MySpace

  1. "Nice company to work for during it's heyday"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MySpace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of focus and drive

    Cons

    Owned by fox, which didn't really get "social media".

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Great co-workers, aimless company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun/animated co-workers, many of whom become great friends.
    Pay ranges from so-so to slightly above-market.
    Free lunch on-site.
    Located in sunny SoCal.

    Cons

    Company couldn't establish a clear vision.
    Management, while comprised of many smart people, was relatively inexperienced.
    Company tried to do too much at once, making most products subpar.
    FAR too much red tape to get very simple things done.

    Advice to Management

    Pick one focus, establish the vision, and stick with it.
    Communicate said vision every single day.
    Minimize red tape -- far too many cooks in the kitchen for very simple product/feature updates.

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