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  1. "Amazing learning experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge scale, great technology on a small team.

    Cons

    Bad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Google


  2. "It was good while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were some great people and a fun environment to get to work in. Everyone seemed excited about the product and making sure their contributions worked well

    Cons

    The Support management killed morale. They routinely ignored complaints that employees made regarding other members of management.

  3. "Content Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs


  4. "Best place to work for in LA"

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work far on par with google or facebook
    Technology innovator
    Comps are pretty good
    Benifits and discounts and all
    Food

    Cons

    Too much management
    Too late to react to competition


  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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great compensation
    Work is not bad

    Cons

    Not enough quality employees
    Product is lacking quality

    Advice to Management

    Minimize product scope and focus on the parts that are working


  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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  7. "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
    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.

  8. "Software Developer INtern"

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


  9. "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
    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.


  10. "Great place for interns"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    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.


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