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MySpace Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "It is full of fun"

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


  2. "Software Developer INtern"

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

  3. "Good company but you can feel that its declining"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Beverly Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is well known. Situated in Beverly Hills.

    Cons

    No good managers. Management is full of idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Please change your managing staff


  5. "Great place for interns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Talent aside, this place (in its current state) needs to focus and stick to it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite the product over the past year or two, there are some really talented people who worked or still work for MySpace. If you can find them, make friends with them and you may learn a thing or two.

    Cons

    There was a time where you could see the passion for the product in all levels of the company. Today, that sense of unity, pride and passion is absent with a large majority of the staff and that attitude is reflected back into the product. While I said one of the pros for working there was that there are really talented people who work at MySpace, but with that comes the fact that there are also a lot of 'cooks in the kitchen' and projects once thought to be a 'game changer' are de-scoped weeks before its release.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your internal processes and structure needs to be and stick with it. Changing every six months leave people disillusioned, frustrated and complacent. Also, empower team people in all departments and let your teams do their job. Stabilize this and the passion may return, and perhaps so will the users.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "MySpace is still a company"

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

    Pros

    Free food, great benefits, friendly environment, great place to network with your coworkers

    Cons

    poor middle class management, low tier agents often overlooked, work schedules changed without your discretion

    Advice to Management

    always ask for feedback from your underlings

  8. "Software development"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the cutting edge stuff used in development, if you get to work on it.
    Fancy food on the 3rd floor cafe, if that's important to you.
    Flex work hours.

    Cons

    Poor vision.
    Poor inter/intra team communications. Lack of cross team coordination, Lack of accountability. Release dates are picked seemingly arbitrarily and discarded easily without a second thought. Aggressive schedules often lead to inferior product, that supposedly gets pushed to a phase 2 schedule, which never pans out. Usually phase 2 involves a re-architecture.
    Managers do not provide any feedback(positive or negative),
    Employees are on the edge most of the time,
    Information sharing is not encouraged, employees avoid sharing, seemingly it provides them job security.

    Advice to Management

    develop some management skills.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This place was like being in Junior High school"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  10. "Executive Vision and Leadership Sorely Needed"

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

    Pros

    Great people, working with Engineering is a pleasure.

    Cons

    Product Vision is not clear. Product Management overall is extremely weak and lacking ownership.
    They struggle with vary basic tasks such as defining the behavior of their products. If we can't get a well thought out requirements document, how are we supposed to deliver solid product?

    Priorities across the company are not consistent and often compete. It's clear our exec team is not functioning as a team. As a result, development teams are left to deal with the chaos.

    Cronyism galore - the new executive team brought too many of their friends on board, often in roles that are not needed or that add a distasteful layer of bureaucracy which kills productivity.

    The company needs to be more agile, not bogged down by people who have no idea what they are talking about and little incentive to actually perform their jobs adequately.

    Accountability - where is it? How many times can an individual fail to deliver and not reap the ramifications. This especially holds true for the cronies.

    Incentive based rewards - how about taking care of the developments teams who are asked to work evenings and weekends to deliver product? This should start by making Product Manager work evenings and weekends to deliver a proper spec.

    Advice to Management

    For your own sake and that of your employees - GET ON THE SAME PAGE & STOP COMPETING! Understand your roles and responsibilities. And no, you should not have the same responsibilities.

    You need to utilize your resources wisely. You have to work smarter so they don't have to work harder.


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