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MZ Berger Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. "Designer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ Berger full-time

    Pros

    Lots of holidays. Going through changes. Laid back environment. Good balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    the office needs some works.

    Advice to Management

    Need clear direction from upper management
    Better communication


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Delusional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Help!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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.
    Read the reviews!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stockholm Syndrome"

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic! You have very supportive coworkers and build great relationships with them. Very talented designers and the heads of the creative divisions are great. Early Friday's and Jewish holidays off.

    Cons

    Management is awful. This company is like an abusive relationship you feel guilty leaving. The motto is no bad idea, but everyone makes you feel like nothing you do is right. You can't win. Hard work gets you no where and the top salaries at the company are paid to those who do the least but nit pick the most.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your hard working employees. A thank you and a smile go a very long way. The closed door policy needs to end.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Getting there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MZ Berger full-time

    Pros

    You'll get lots of days off because of Jewish holidays, early out on Fridays because of Shabbat, the company is in a big phase of change, lots of new people that want to make a difference, lots of old people open to change, the feel of the place seems to be getting better

    Cons

    old systems and some old mind-states that need to be worked on, space needs to be revamped


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Apathetic Management & Owner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ Berger full-time

    Pros

    We have jewish holidays off. That is he only pro.

    Cons

    Upper management view: Employees should be lucky to have a job. That's how MZB show'some appreciation; you still have a job. Desperate environment where they promote foul mouths into VP positions. A coworker quit because they refused to be spoken to in a condescending manner. Company has high turn over as well.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management....you were unemployed prior to working at MZB. You have made things worse, not better. Keep putting lipstick on a pig.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of Change - for the GOOD."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people who want to make the company better
    Lot of days off for holidays and jewish holidays
    New people coming in to the company working to make things better with people who have been with the company for many years
    Great products and biggest retail customers
    Creative environment

    Cons

    people holding on to the past and resisting change
    systems need to be updated
    office space needs to be cleaned up and maintained

    Advice to Management

    keep making changes to make the company better
    a lot of the the problem people are no longer at the company...GOOD
    work with the people who care and get opinions on how to improve the process


  10. Helpful (4)

    "company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jewish holidays, early Friday. Lot of room to grow, upper management willing to teach and great team work

    Cons

    Few lazy person... and whole company know who are those.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help and make your team become better


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Only consider this place if it's a last resort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MZ Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jewish holidays , early Friday's

    Cons

    This company has gone down hill in recent years. Most think the doors will close within a years time. Some try to make changes, but at the end of the day most are misguided and do nothing to help the business. Some "Top" people have very high salaries and continue to get raises even though no one else in the company does. They don't even have basic supplies readily available like water, paper towel, cups and other standard items. The physical surrounding are dirty and disgusting. Filthy refrigerators, gross bathrooms, kitchens that will make you loose your appetite. Meetings that last for hours, but nothing is accomplished or decided. Bad reputation through the industry for inferior product and terrible management of business. no 401k matching, very very expensive medical, no bonuses, no raises for years. Must have a very thick skin to handle the berating, insults and accusations that are constantly thrown at you. Those are just a few of the things that can be written about without getting into the really bad issues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus purely on business and not frivolous things. Value your employees And treat them with dignity and value You will get a lot more out of them. Look up the definition pay scale because it's very unbalanced to say the least.



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