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MySpace Reviews

Updated November 19, 2016
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  • Had free lunch before but no more :( (in 8 reviews)

  • MySpace offers a challenging, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for hard-working individuals to advance their career in the tech industry (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work balance between work and family. Competitive Salary and benefits. Good company to work for and nice working environment and culture.

    Cons

    I had no problems with the company

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Creative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Great perks (free lunch daily), Fun environment.

    Cons

    Lack of success created minimum job security.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to big ideas and go for it, don't hang on to what Myspace used to be.


  3. "Technical Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people that I've worked
    Fair compensation
    Dedicated talent that wants to see the company succeed

    Cons

    Mostly that company has a difficult time finding direction for it's product offering

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Fun time in uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MySpace is a surprisingly fun place to work. Working at scale, great work-life balance. But also watching a company crumble from the inside. Not always fun in that sense but fascinating to see it and how the response from mgmt is on the inside.

    Cons

    From a technical standpoint there's plenty to learn but the things being built are a wasted effort because people aren't really using it.


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    "It was amazing while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MySpace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with some of the brightest, most creative people I had ever encountered, which I hadn't initially expected (given the reputation of the site in the era).

    Both witnessed and contributed to practices and methodologies, born out of necessity, that eventually became industry standards.

    Great environment to work in early on.

    Really felt like we were changing the world at the time...and we absolutely were.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, broken promises, and repeatedly ignoring the advice of the internal cultivators who correctly predicted trends that we failed to capitalize on.

    Acquisitions of products that weren't fully baked and didn't really fit with what we were doing would draw our attention away from things that users really needed.

    Management remained more concerned with implementing masses of poorly conceived features than addressing long-standing user concerns that were ultimately drawing users away to other sites.

    Many rounds of layoffs due to the above, ultimately killing team morale.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire. Listen to the people you hire. Stop alienating the individuals who clearly had a great passion for the product.


  7. "Fun Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MySpace full-time

    Pros

    Young and energetic work environment.

    Cons

    Started to get too big.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with all departments.


  8. "Great for mid- or entry-level employees"

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MySpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a mid level employee there was lots of opportunity to move up and it was more fun than previous jobs I've had. Even when the company was having trouble, people were very kind to newcomers. The troubles with the company leveled the playing field and allowed people like me to have more input.

    Cons

    The company's uncertain future made the place very political. But when you were a lower level employee, those politics didn't bother you very much, as long as you did your work, enjoyed the benefits, and stayed out of it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent with your employees. If times are tough, then the more we know about it, the more we're in it with you. Limits politics and realize that sometimes troublesome employees simply have a difference of opinion and are worth hearing out.


  9. "Administrative Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Project Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at MySpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work until the company was sold! Employee Appreciation Week was always a huge success. The Call Center always took care of their employee's.

    Cons

    Nothing to report; everything was great until MySpace was sold.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - UI Design in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - UI Design in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love being part of a team that immediately feels like a second family. I get to help out people every day and be a part of a community that loves the same things that I do as well. I would recommend working here if you get the chance! What a great place to be.

    Cons

    Sometimes morale gets low due to a large amount of casino client work. But the agency looks to be moving toward more non-casino brands (beer, restaurants, etc) which is a healthy move.


  11. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low stress, working at huge scale. Great location (downtown Seattle). I think there was a lot of potential for making a significant difference.

    Cons

    Working on a dying product that is trying to be turned around but there's enough debt (technical, design, or otherwise) that it's unlikely to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in engineering and great ux instead of milking the site for ad dollars.



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