MySpace Reviews

Updated 1 May 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits through working for a Fox-owned property (in 7 reviews)

  • 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)

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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  1. Great staff, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at MySpace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mid-level team eager to change things around

    Cons

    Incompetent, political management on ego trips

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the industry in which you are operating.

  2. It was a mess

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of fun, good people

    Cons

    changed direction so many times.

  3. Getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Representative in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Support Representative in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still a good environment to work
    Lots of opportunities for growth
    Lots of focus to grow the company
    Myspace won't be what it was, for better or for worse, but new direction is good

    Cons

    Management was not the best, but getting better
    Would like to be updated more on specific direction
    Pay can be better but satisfied overall

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible.

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  5. We all got laid off!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at MySpace

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

    Pros

    Lots of meals, got to try creative ideas

    Cons

    Never found a way to reinvent the brand

  6. Wild

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Pros

    Friendly startup atmosphere, fun people

    Cons

    no clear direction, not moving fast enough

  7. Helpful (1)

    War was interesting but Execs had no idea what was going on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MySpace

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is fantastic. The technology used was really cutting edge however at the end of the day products would get stuck in the endless product/design/spec loop. trying to push out new featurs again sat deadline was common. however very few features actually saw the light of day.

    Cons

    No Bonuses and pay was less than at comparable Bay Area tech companies.

  8. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at MySpace full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good facilities, lost of flexibility

    Cons

    management is not stable, priorities are not clear

    Advice to Management

    Stick to few critical items

  9. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers Great technology, Great benefits. It has good work culture and they offer free lunches. The campus is great building.

    Cons

    During the later time there is no clear vision or path. Product team could be improved. There were continuous changes and constant rush to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a clear vision. Instead of changing things half way.

  10. There were ups, and then there were DOWNS.

    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Beverly Hills, CA (US)

    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.

  11. Tiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    -Fun to say "I worked at myspace".
    -bagel Mondays

    I found that the best part of working at myspace was when I reviewed forum posts.

    Cons

    There are some pictures that should never be uploaded (or taken). I've seen things that I can't forget and that upsets me.

    Blatant favoritism made this place a drag as well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shipping jobs overseas.

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