MySpace
3.0 of 5 105 reviews
www.myspace.com Beverly Hills, CA 500 to 999 Employees

MySpace Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.0 105 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Tim Vanderhook

(2 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
  • "MySpace offers a challenging, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for hard-working individuals to advance their career in the tech industry"
    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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Amazing learning experience.

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

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

ProsHuge scale, great technology on a small team.

ConsBad culture, small minded, no growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from Google

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTrying to turn the ship around is hard work! Keep at it.

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Great company with great people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsFriendly and learning Environment, good benefits

ConsMySpace is going down day by day

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsAwesome co workers, creative freedom, awesome benefits

ConsLack of vision, lots of lay-offs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MySpace was a great place to work.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Beverly Hills, CA (US)

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

ProsTalented and smart people working on fascinating projects.

ConsNo company vision beyond acquisition.

Advice to Senior ManagementMoot point now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Web Designer (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

ProsFailed name brand that never provided a centile of direction.

ConsHorrible direction from Senior Staff, and that includes Tom...

Advice to Senior ManagementGive up the ghost.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It had its up's and down's.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MySpace

ProsIt has/had a great tech team.

ConsLack of vision and stability.

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It's OK for a new grad

Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsLot's of stuff to learn.

ConsIt's not very up to date

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some new idea, don't look back to the old day and image the company is still leading the social network.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's never going to work even though on the surface it looks "interesting."

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MySpace full-time

ProsFree concert tickets, No one pays attention to you so hours are loose and you can kind of come and go as you please.

ConsThe relaunch failed. It used to be a cultural nightmare because on top of a bad reputation the internal politics were endless. Creative and marketing couldn't align till the head of marketing left..and now the creative team got let go, so basically there is 0 direction.

There is nothing left at MySpace besides great content that no one sees because the brand is dead.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet it go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Innovation at the speed of sound

Senior SQL Server Developer (Former Employee)
Beverly Hills, CA (US)

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

ProsThis 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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