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MySpace Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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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. Helpful (4)

    "Let It Go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist Relations/Content in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Artist Relations/Content in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunches while it lasted, good working environment before the layoffs, flexible hours, once a big name in the tech industry is good padding on the resume. Lots of events, secret shows were fun, and a lot of connections made in the entertainment and tech industry.

    Cons

    I was part of the group that got laid off last year but even before that, the entire team was getting decimated every quarter. There was really only one person holding everything together especially in tech -- ronnie, if you see this, you'd really be better off somewhere else bro. People in my department working for years got laid off and only 2 people were left, which is bonkers because they sold us that they want to focus on content.

    There's no direction from upper management and were absent most of the time, probably golfing or on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in day to day and take leadership training. Most of you don't have vision and don't know how to be leaders.


  2. "Web Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Failed name brand that never provided a centile of direction.

    Cons

    Horrible direction from Senior Staff, and that includes Tom...

    Advice to Management

    Give up the ghost.


  3. "Not pleasant"

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

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

    Pros

    Did nit find any. Benefits were ok but not great. Year end party at Fox lot was nice.

    Cons

    Chaotic environment. Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to hard working smart employees


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  5. "Stay away from this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office location in Beverly Hills, that's it.

    Cons

    Their HR is not Myspace but Specific Media (parent company), which is embarrassingly unprofessional. They don't know the difference between job roles.


  6. "only if you are desperate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This place was like being in Junior High school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Conversation starter when applying for other jobs
    See the backend and risks of social networking

    Cons

    Management
    cliques
    unprofessional co-workers and supervisors
    politics in terms of promotions and well...everything
    no communication unless in a clique
    hardly hired their temps even though they say they are temp-to-hire
    International department is favored
    Computers are joke

    Advice to Management

    Grow up you are not in high school


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Has very good people working there, but most are not management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really great peers.
    Flexible hours.
    Used to have free lunches.

    Cons

    Once one's role is decided, it is very hard to take on new responsibilities or projects.
    0% of promotions are from within.
    No direction to company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    As a social networking site, there should be a company culture that promotes social interaction.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Environment
    Flexible Work Hours
    Excellent Benefits Package
    Competitive Salary
    Promote from Within

    Cons

    Utter and complete lack of accountability across all levels
    Tendency to promote or reassign worst performers rather than address issues
    Little oversight of mid-level management
    Extreme silo effect, little or no cross-team communication
    Pervasive immaturity in communications, conduct at every level

    Advice to Management

    Start paying some attention to operations and the infrastructure side of the house. You have a number of managers whose only interest is self-promotion and empire building at the expense of good business decisions.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "MySpace - It's the turds that float here; not the cream."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual workplace and really great camaraderie. The women in the Fox building overall are stunning.

    Cons

    Utterly clueless management. Seriously. I doubt these folks could find their way out of a paperbag with a map, flashlight and a gps navigator. Any sort of hard work is essentially frowned upon. It's far more important that everyone feel no one is offended. For the most part this place is the blind leading the blind and dumb and dumber. You couldn't get fired from this place if you sent Tom fecal matter. Major shifts are made apparently without the slightest thought of the ramifications. Upper management is wholly isolated from those of us in the trenches. Information on available products is often out of date, incomplete or just plain wrong. Products will be discontinued and not communicated out to the selling team. Promotions is based solely on how much keister you kiss, ego you stroke or how great your breasts look. Pure cronyism. Some of the hardest workers I've known there get lambasted for their efforts or looked over for a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Take a class, get a clue or be prepared to become the next Friendster.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Negative stay away from this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to learn how to navigate a highly political work environment which only rewards you for who you know

    Cons

    You never know when your job could be eliminated for pissing off the wrong person

    Advice to Management

    Take a management training class or hire some more senior leadership with a higher level of corporate maturity



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