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MZ Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2017
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    Creative Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MZ.

    Interview

    5 hour long total for multiple panel interviews including math tests, creative thinking tests and personality fit. Some of the interviewers were straight up rude and one guy texted the whole meeting without apologizing or acknowledging it. Rude.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions like "if a train departs at xx and is going xxx fast how far will they be in 2.36 hours?" Kind of stuff   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (6)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MZ (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    Onsite interview for project manager position after technical phone screen.

    Interview started on time, but ended an hour late due to couple of interviewers showing up late to the interview room.

    Interview with hiring manager and his team members went well.

    But another interviewer, a tech lead (from a different team), seemed totally uninterested in interviewing. He came to the room almost 1/2 hour late and was completely against the role. His most probing question: why is project manager role required as they have developers and product manager doing the work? This was weird since MZ called me for an onsite interview after technical phone screen. According to the hiring manager, the role was required to better manage the releases and improve the quality and effectiveness of the company.

    This clearly indicates a few serious issues within the team (and may be at MZ, in general):

    1) Avoidable internal politics - teams not in sync about the requirements/direction of the group.
    1) Shows complete arrogance of the tech team lead as he seemed to disregard value of team work. Of course, such kind of an attitude brings down any company in the long run.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MZ (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    very prompt and efficient and professional. Contacted me immediately, set up phone interview and then quickly onsite. Provided interview team, directions and excellent details about the position, company and culture. Overall, excellent team and impressed with the company vision and management. Looking forward to joining the TA team.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience and goals and what i know about MZ's new businesses.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Site Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at MZ (San Francisco, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    It seems company was in a hurry, because most of communication from their site was coming with ASAP and creating sense of urgency. I'm not sure if it is their normal working culture, but at least that was the first impression. One of the messages came Friday evening with ASAP request - which may be telling about work/life balance they promote in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions include shell scripting, writing simple script in python to work with data structures, commands to query DNS, commands to retrieve information about local processes, questions about deep knowledge of HTTP protocol.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Site Reliability Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MZ (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Phone conversation with recruiter about job role, company culture and fit, followed by phone screen by hiring manager and a second phone interview by a peer director.

    An onsite interview was scheduled and everything moved quickly. Travel was arranged over the weekend and I flew out for interview in Palo Alto. Interviewers included several SREs and three directors followed by VP of Tech Ops. I was impressed with his vision and plan for the organization.

    After the last interview, recruiter walked me thru the campus to get a feel of the work environment. Upbeat fast paced startup type environment. Overall I had a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the SRE role vs. DevOps.   Answer Question
    • System design questions. How to mass scale a LAMP stack.   Answer Question
    • Management questions and how to build and foster trust, ownership and agility in an organization.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Prefer Not to Say Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at MZ (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    In face interview at SF headhunter. In person visit to creepy company HQ in Palo Alto with armed guards. I read about possible "surveillance culture" in reviews here on GD and nothing I saw or heard suggested it wasn't true. After the interviews the HR person asked me to critique the interviewers. Weird.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Media Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at MZ (Palo Alto, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewers asked rapid fire questions without ever sharing what they were getting at. Oddly at the close of the interview the recruiter said she would get back to me, but is was just silence. I got the sense that they view employees as assets to make money but not as individuals.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you buy media for this project? (a game I couldn't recall) They didn't give any details about whether I was even on the right track.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at MZ.

    Interview

    It started with an Excel assignment. The final review was a super day of meeting with members from several teams. The team members were nice and passionate about what they were doing.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at MZ in April 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter focused on values and culture which were my two biggies. The panel had a lot of two on ones but I felt I got a sense of the quality of people MZ attracts. I didn't get anyone's card or email to send thank you notes. Offer came in 3 weeks from initial phone screen.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions that I felt were consistent were around innovation, problem solving, and work ethic   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MZ.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard back from the recruiter a few days later. We scheduled a phone call for the next day. However, the recruiter missed the call due to wanting to leave the office earlier the day before (as quoted) -- I didn't mind and provided my availability. The next day, the recruiter told me that it wouldn't be possible to proceed with the interview because the position had already been filled. The level of professionalism and lack of decency was surprising.

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