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MZ Berger Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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  1. "Tough place to work ...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MZ Berger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off, independence, structure, management open door policy. Your peers are a group of professionals and great human beings.

    Cons

    This is a con that leads to your own growth. It is a tough environment, but if you have the drive, you will succeed. This is not a 9 to 5 experience, only those who take their role seriously and have passion for what they do will do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "On the way out"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ Berger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many holidays and short fridays.

    Cons

    Company is shutting down due to re-structure.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros at all except that Juicy salary which I knew would be temporary

    Cons

    Biggest collection of imbeciles I have ever met. The management team was incompetent at best, the owner Bernie is even more ridiculous. Delusional. Filthy environment

    Advice to Management

    Hard to believe you still have your doors open. Walmart will end your existence


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company has no future, avoid"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Long Is City, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in Long Is City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of Jewish holidays, hard working coworkers, lots of desk spaces. Tons of kids licenses to work with if you’re looking to build a portfolio.

    Cons

    The company is getting sold piece by piece. There’s no future in this company. Huge office space but practically a ghost town. The health insurance is very pricey and useless.

    Advice to Management

    No advice in the world can save this company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I would not recommend!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ Berger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only pro would be the days off for holiday celebration.

    Cons

    Company is poorly mismanaged, leadership could be way better as they are very inadequate.. Very harsh place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on different departments brands, which is good

    Cons

    Disorganized. Lack of communication, no growth. Full of unwanted surprises

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "department head"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well known company with a long history in the timepiece business. They have weathered the ups and downs of the changes in the retail climate.

    Cons

    Departnent heads not given enough autonomy and accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Give your department heads more autonomy to manage their teams.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Delusional"

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    Former Employee - Product Development
    Former Employee - Product Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ Berger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Holidays, benefits, not much else.

    Cons

    Everyone was afraid to tell the owner the truth about the company falling apart and then t did.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Holidays. All employees in one room on one floor. Have not renovated in a long time so a very homey feel to the office

    Cons

    Can only move up if you sleep with the CEO. Very fragmented and territorial environment. No direction or proper management in entire company

    Advice to Management

    Give i tup


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Help!"

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    Current Employee - Designer
    Current Employee - Designer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I guess only the holidays. Not much else.

    Cons

    Where does one begin. Upper management is such a joke. Zero leadership from any of them. Not nice people at all. Even department managers are a joke. They have no talent. Can't even communicate. They make us work late. I need to get out. Sales is a joke too. One is super mean. she is a disgraceful person. The whole place is a joke. Worst environment ever.

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors.
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