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MZ Palo Alto Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Palo Alto, CA

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Pros
  • Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunch and dinner (in 15 reviews)

  • And my fav part is the free food :) (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Could use more paid time off to improve work-life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • No culture, no work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (32)

    "Company Is Seriously Cool .."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Learning and Data Science Group in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Machine Learning and Data Science Group in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Where should I start - everything is pretty amazing:

    CEO rocks! .. Nobody should dispute this fact (Gabe Leydon)
    Surrounding Sr. Executives are also awesome.
    Everyone thinks outside-of-the-box (actually, there is no box, it's a wide open Universe)
    Historic and significant growth in gaming, and we have 2 new divisions launching in new categories that are incredible (1) Satori launched in April 2017, and (2) *Name secret* and details released soon (will be massive in scale and it's genius).
    Projects are cutting edge designed to make a significant impact .. real impact!
    Team members are collectively passionate, collaborative and capable of producing greatness.
    Culture is amazing, everyone gets along, harmonious, happy, talking, laughing and lots of company events and parties - all of the time. Company spends a ton of money in this area.
    Building a new, futuristic and massive campus on Page Mill Road. Scheduled to open late 2017.. Amenities are over the top on everything!
    Currently about 1,000 employees in headcount, possibly growing by 500%
    Compensation is extremely competitive .
    Benefits are some of the best in USA (too many to list) .. Including, $200 when you buy a new cell phone, in addition, you can apply additional $100 monthly credit to cell phone bills or other service related expenses.
    Healthcare benefit coverage awesome, great vision, and dental. Happy here.
    401k matching program.
    Amazing kitchen areas all throughout the company .. maybe 6 in total? Everything from Philz and Peets coffee, to shelves stocked like a Whole Foods Grocery store - too much food. Including Chef's that prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for employees - no cost to employees :)
    Work related Uber account, on your phone, take an Uber for reasonable business purposes.
    BBQ's and Food Trucks, and DJ's
    Spa massage rooms .. Yes, you heard it .. on-property messages with professional Masseuses.
    Top of line products (computers, peripherals, etc) to do your job perfectly.
    IT Operation kiosks, swipe your badge and get just about anything you want.
    Most employees are in USA, so collaboration is pretty easy!

    List goes on, and on, and on .. The best company I’ve worked!

    Cons

    I haven't seen a downside yet, but who knows - eventually maybe.
    The bogus negative Glassdoor reviews are ridiculous (probably competitors) , I can assure you that I have 300 people sitting around me and that's not how we feel .. It's pretty amazing here. about 1,000 employees and 99.9% are completely happy and driven!
    I encourage you to ask "a real" person that works at MZ and I'm sure you'll be impressed by what they have to say .. not many people leave and there's a reason for that!

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate what you are doing for your team members. I feel lucky to be apart of this team and success. I would feel guilty if I said you weren't doing enough - because it's better than other companies in Bay Area. Thanks.


  2. "The best gaming company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and cooperative environment. The smartest colleagues in the industry to work with. Amazing pay, benefits, and perks. Free lunches and snacks, an opportunity of free travel, well-paid vacations. Working at this company, you get fantastic professional and personal growth

    Cons

    There are no downsides with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the best in the industry. Invest in your employees and grow more talents of the business

  3. "Excellent company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom in processing projects and decision making. My co-workers are passionate professionals devoted to the gaming industry and the company as well. The CEO provides everyone with numerous bonuses so that employees are being satisfied with the working conditions.

    Cons

    Much responsibility comes along with freedom. Not a con for those who easily manage with stress and crunch hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing boundaries and rocking the industry. You're the best!


  4. "Amazing team and best projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platform Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Platform Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly high level of transparency. Everybody knows what they are talking about. The entire atmosphere is very friendly even while crunch hours. This is the great company not only to start the career but to keep on working, and growing in professional ways.

    Cons

    The desire to reach perfection often comes with long hours, but the results are always great.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advice. You're doing a good job.


  5. Helpful (27)

    "Sr Marketing Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best marketing team in the world! Learning on ton and driving revenue. Free breakfast lunch and dinner. Good bennies. Fun but chaotic start up type environment

    Cons

    Can't wait for new building.... Shuttle service is provided but off site. Would like a gym onsite, would be nice to workout before or after work...too many free deserts.

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure we have adequate parking for new building.


  6. "Stability & progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working on the world's best games with the most incredible teammates ever. The culture is great. Every employee is valued. It's a perfect place to execute a plan or share ideas. The system of benefits and perks is fantastic. They also provide you with health insurance, well-paid vacations etc

    Cons

    Extremely high level of responsibility comes along with a constant stress. So think twice whether you're able to cope with difficult situations or not

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and being the best


  7. "Work on amazing games with great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Work on the best projects in the gaming industry is great, especially when your co-workers are real fans of the business. Fun environment. Everyone is 100% dedicated to the working process. The caring leadership provides employees with great medical insurance, best benefits, and perks

    Cons

    Crunch hours are sometimes really intense

    Advice to Management

    Crunch time could be worked on

  8. "great company to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is almost no hierarchy in the company because everyone knows what they are doing. The environment is very collaborative and friendly. You always get help if you need. The high pay comes along with great perks and bonuses

    Cons

    quite difficult to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    keep rocking, and never loose out of sight those core values the company is built on


  9. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super skilled employees. Fun working environment. Best benefits and perks. Great health insurance. Caring leadership

    Cons

    Overloaded schedule. A lot of work to do at home is actually quite typical for the gaming industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys! thanks!


  10. "Sr Technical Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent energy and culture and people

    Cons

    none i can think of


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