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MZ Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunch and dinner (in 16 reviews)

  • Great perks (free food, company's social events), free gym, cellphone (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Could use more paid time off to improve work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • MZ would be a perfect place for me if not long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (123)

    "Challenge Accepted!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MZ time is an unique concept. We move a lightning speed and the projects we take on are enormous. We have big goals: "reach for the stars" aspirations, and we are determined to will them into reality NOW. That kind of vision requires dedication and determination as well as some patience. MZ is the most challenging environment I've ever worked within, it's also the most rewarding. I've grown so much in the last year and a half that I am not only a better employee and manager, but a better person, as well. The amazing feeling of looking back at a year's progress to marvel over visions realized is well worth every OT hour and every frustrating moment it took to do it.

    Cons

    There's always something that could make things faster, better, easier, cleaner, or less work, but I believe I learned more from the mistakes I've made, from the challenges I overcame and from the roadblocks I smashed than I would have if they weren't present at all. Every company has it's challenges. We work through them and learn from them.


  2. Helpful (71)

    "Great company, often misunderstood"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have worked at MZ for more than 2 years.
    Great team, solving complex problems, creating our tech.
    Huge opportunities for growth.
    Feel like our voices are heard.

    Cons

    Lack of telecommute options for family balance.
    Crazy growth resulting in lack of process.

    Advice to Management

    Rely on the teams to deliver - we will!
    Realize that balance doesn't always mean lack of productivity.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    -great CEO
    -high salaries
    -convenient office with a casual atmosphere
    -accommodating colleagues
    -free snacks/lunch/soft drinks
    -fun company events

    Cons

    -managers make most of the creative decisions (many of them do not even play games)
    -corporate culture is starting from the ground up

    Advice to Management

    -provide people with more freedom in decision-making
    -work on the schedule improvement


  4. "Best company around"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Science Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Data Science Lead in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative and pleasant place to work at. Processing projects is always fun. The pay is great and sufficient. Everyone should choose to get a job here.

    Cons

    A lot of hard work. Employees are extremely passionate about making the quality products so it sometimes causes long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the schedule a little bit not to overload your devoted employees.


  5. "The best company in the industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    I get to work with lots of nice people, really passionate about doing a great job. Challenging projects always keep us interested and focused on the final result. Comparable pay is another good reason to work at this company.

    Cons

    No company image. No PR. The culture changed into corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop growing bigger and you'll get even more success.


  6. "Amazing team and best projects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, exciting place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    New tech, always innovating.

    Cons

    Not for everyone. The pace and pressure to deliver is too much.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, please keep doing what you are doing.

  8. "Standard growing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DevOps Support in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - DevOps Support in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Good beneficial system. Excellent team members. Smart and caring leadership. Great food catering. Dynamic and fun environment.

    Cons

    Company has no PR. People always asking what we do.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a box for anonymous suggestions to know what your people need. If there already is something then I'm not aware of it.


  9. "Excellent company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 all 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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    1. Struggling to get more transparency
    2. A very close-knit team, where everyone is very professional and smart
    3. Openminded and enthusiastic colleagues
    4. High salary!

    Cons

    1. Office looks like james bond villian lair
    2. No gym
    3. Unfortunately, your project may be canceled anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Please, hire more people that may solve the work-life balance issue


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