MySpace Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
116 Reviews
3.2
116 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)

  • 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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  1.  

    Web design intern

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    Former Employee - Web Design Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Web Design Intern in London, England

    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
  2.  

    Not recommended

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in El Segundo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Other than the free food they would sometimes provide, I don't have too many good things to say about MySpace. I was actually here from 07-08, so I'm sure the company has changed since they were sold off by News Corp a few years ago, but even then I could see the demise of this company coming from a mile away. Bad management, no professional development, no willingness to field concerns from employees. It was a real mess back then.

    Cons

    Like a lot of people in Customer Care, I was hired through a temp agency, and not many people were hired for full-time work. Obviously, there were really no benefits, so it felt like the company was just stringing people along, milking everyone for what each person was worth. It made for a depressing experience, and as a result, I don't really have any respect for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They had some people working in management who turned away applicants because perhaps they felt that the people they were interviewing had better qualifications than they did. This does not make for a positive work culture and it turns smart, talented people away from the company. Again, considering its flaws in management, basically promoting people who were there the longest instead of doing that based on merit and performance, I am not surprised how the company turned out in the end.

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

    Tiring

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop shipping jobs overseas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Decent place to work

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great company, great people

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
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    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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