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27 English questions out of 27

February 26, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at MZ?

Pros

The pay is good, the benefits are good. Free food and snacks.

Cons

The company lose their soul on building innovation games.

The pay is good, the benefits are good.

February 26, 2021

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September 22, 2020

What is health insurance like at MZ?

Pros

Great perks and health benefits

Cons

Yearly layoffs. They lay off many employees EVERY YEAR. Unprofessional CEO, constantly saying offensive phrases, opinions and embarrassing staff during meetings.

Advice to Management

Better leadership is needed, designers and devs are over worked. Work moral is horrible. Feeding workers junk food isn't good compensation for hard work

Great perks and health benefits

September 22, 2020

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May 19, 2020

Does MZ offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Best food ever - seriously Good campus - new buildings and plenty of space / parking Great perks - phone/gym/laundry/personal grooming bills covered, yearly reimbursement towards new phone

Cons

Lack of direction - company copies gameplay ideas from other games (Crystalborne) / adds on their outdated "pay to win" and "throw tons of content at them" formula for new games. No original content. Games perform poorly. Poor management - senior management used to regularly have 1-1 with everyone to collect feedback about managers. They stopped doing that and put incompetent managers into positions of power. Lack of processes (quality control, automated tests, etc) - 2-3 live incidents EVERY DAY.

phone/gym/laundry/personal grooming bills covered, yearly reimbursement towards new phone

May 19, 2020

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November 16, 2020

Does MZ offer unlimited time off?

Pros

- Free food(pre-pandemic) - Some really nice people to work with and spend long hours at the office with. - They pay really well.

Cons

- Horrible work-life balance: Expect to be working 50-80 hours a week if you are a part of the Design, Analytics, Live Operations, Product Management. You should also expect to be asked to cancel your time off, and be frowned upon if you refuse to do so. - Extremely fast environment that focuses on reactionary tactics rather than solid planning and execution. Expect for plans to change every single day MULTIPLE times. This will increase the amount of errors every team makes and lead to a lot of post-mortem meetings that could have been avoided. - Volume over Quality: If you're passionate about making GOOD video games, don't come here. They will make promises to you about your opportunities to build out and rebuild games. If you still aren't convinced, require your demands be written in your contract. They will refuse. - Micromanagement: The everything needs to go through the CEO, even your time off requests. Team leaders have no say in how their team operates and Executive Producers dictate every single thing you do. That's not to say the Executive Producers are bad, they have to deal with the CEO looming over their shoulders at all times. Expect to be contacted on your days off. - Discretionary Time Off = You're less likely to actually take time off. They say there's no limit to how much DTO you can take off, but HR keeps tabs on people the moment they've taken more than 40 hours of DTO.

Advice to Management

Focus more on building sustainable games rather than working your teams to the edge with reactionary tactics in an attempt to make revenue targets. Your employees and your customers will thank you, and it will lead to more sustainable revenue.

Discretionary Time Off = You're less likely to actually take time off.

November 16, 2020

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July 1, 2020

Does MZ offer health savings accounts?

Pros

great cafeteria, solid health insurance, phone stipend, commuter benefits

Cons

I think it would be misleading to list many of the "perks" as "pros" since you'll never get to use them. Permanent crunch mode. The game teams are disorganized messes and individual contributors make massive, costly mistakes without even a sense of regret ("Ooops, I just blew out a vertical and cost us tens of thousands of dollars with one keystroke.. Better luck next time!") There's no established way to get work done. By this I mean no real processes. There are reports and dashboards that people forget exist or don't care about where you find ancient bugs and logs of high impacting user issues. The only thing you might learn here, if you last long enough, is how to recognize tons of red flags for your next job.

Advice to Management

You royally screwed your longest serving employees; There's no advice to give.

great cafeteria, solid health insurance, phone stipend, commuter benefits

July 1, 2020

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