MySpace Reviews

Updated 30 July 2014
Updated 30 July 2014
117 Reviews

3.2
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Innovative field of social networking, hundreds of millions of users means your code is used by the world, not just grandma next door (in 7 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well, decent salary, great benefits and a lot of room for growth within the company (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor vision of future from senior management team (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great staff, bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Great mid-level team eager to change things around

    Cons

    Incompetent, political management on ego trips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about the industry in which you are operating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was good while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at MySpace full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace full-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretty good benefits

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace full-time for 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead
    Former Employee - Technical Project Lead

    I worked at MySpace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working environment, provide excellent training

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, luck of people on the projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at MySpace full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge scale, great technology on a small team.

    Cons

    Bad culture, small minded, no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Google

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    lack of focus has considerably effected their decline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fun environment, daily lunch stipend

    Cons

    the product has been consistently shodding over the course of at least 3 relaunches. multiple management changes and opinions made gaining any valuable traction nearly impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear out your top level "executives" and hire some people who have actual experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Web design intern

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    Former Employee - Web Design Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Web Design Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at MySpace as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, amazing talents, and interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Morale was low at that time and the company is a shadow of its former self.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to turn the ship around is hard work! Keep at it.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and learning Environment, good benefits

    Cons

    MySpace is going down day by day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  11.  

    Content Producer

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    Current Employee - Content Producer  in  Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at MySpace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision, lots of lay-offs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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