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MySpace Reviews

Updated March 29, 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. "Former software developer, 2 years of very good work experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong software development team; very interesting projects; cool environment; open minded people who shared knowledge and experience. Transparent management who had excellent communication with all employees. Very good product managers and middle level management.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions at the very top level. Lack of any vision or strategy to make the company successful, which eventually led to massive layoffs and MySpace's decline.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewriting the webiste every time management changes, find a way to capitalize the existing product with minor changes.


  2. "Web Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Innovation at the speed of sound"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "MySpace acquired my team in 2010"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of anything positive to say

    Cons

    It was pretty grim, especially at that time. Felt like a ghost ship


  8. "Best place to work for in LA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Project manager on MySpace 2.0"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  11. "Great co-workers, aimless company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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