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  • Had free lunch before but no more :( (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, good facilities, lost of flexibility (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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  5. "There were ups, and then there were DOWNS."

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property.

    Cons

    Working under the guillotine. At all times. The threat of being tapped on the shoulder and sent home for good was always there.

    Advice to Management

    Well...not much now.


  6. "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.


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees well, decent salary, great benefits and a lot of room for growth within the company. The offices were nice, and clean and had good maintenance. Good IT department, and up to date equipment.

    Cons

    It's a platform/company that is constantly playing catch-up, and after multiple attempts to reinvent themselves, the outlook for the site to regain a positive reputation in the industry is highly unlikely.


  8. "Pretty good benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were decent with disabilities and life insurance, coworkers were generally easy to work with, work hours were flexible

    Cons

    Organization was restructured every time there is a new CEO


  9. "Innovation at the speed of sound"

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    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior SQL Server Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was the most challenging job I have ever had. The talent of the Tech team was astounding. The environment was open and there was an emphasis on knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. THere is little stability there.


  10. "Like playing in the orchestra with no sheet music, while the Titanic sank."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently? I can't see why you would risk a job at Myspace today.

    Cons

    It's a brand that lost it's way, and was sold for a song by News Corp. If Rupert and co don't think it's worth anything, be wary. It' now managed by folks whose previously ran an ad network. Does not seem like a solid place to work, unless you have no other options in LA.

    Advice to Management

    Close 'er up, was fun while it lasted.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


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