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Updated August 15, 2018
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Kristen Dumont
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Pros
  • "Including Chef's that prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for employees - no cost to employees :)" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Free food and drinks in the office" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Even the work-life balance doesn’t seem that bad as others describe it" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Almost everyone here works long hours that are paid very well btw" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Love it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    - We are not yet fully taking advantage of PR – we have an amazing products, better than any other in this industry but we don't rebuff attacks. We need to focus more on this. Brand image is half the battle.

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the culture as the company grows as it really is the secret sauce for how a lean organization can be so effective.


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Risky - currently no real job security"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good while it lasted.
    Free snacks.
    Laid back atmosphere.
    Lots of perks.
    Good Managers and Leads

    Cons

    Executives in another state decide everything.
    Start up company going through growing pains.
    Several occasions of mass lay offs.
    Employees are dollar signs to be cut for profit.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to make the executives be more transparent.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "No Job Security, No Transparency, No Honesty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    In the beginning, everything was fantastic. Great benefits, perks, great people.
    there was solid growth opportunities.
    great work - life balance.

    Cons

    ABSOLUTELY NO JOB SECURITY.
    Mass lay offs
    Outsourcing jobs
    Shady upper management

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow the former CEO. causes all products to fail. look what's happened to what was once within the top 5% for the longest time. Value your employees (Whats left of them) because nobody feels valued now.


  4. "Awesome and aweful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    You get ton of responsibility and room to make exciting things

    Cons

    Upper management is driving the company into a disaster
    You have to work crazy hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop (negatively) surprise your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "MZ Palo Alto"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    May be the best company in the world to work for

    Cons

    Things move quickly; sometimes hard to keep up
    High performing culture means there is pressure, but deliver rather than worry and you will be fine

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you’re doing.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Old CEO Ousted!"

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

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

    Pros

    Rumor has it that the board ousted Gabe. Not sure about new CEO but assume since she was coo before board knew her well and have a lot of confidence in her. I have heard she's smart and direct so at least no more lies. Game teams are excited about new game roadmap. Finally, company has some direction and isn't being run by an insecure tyrant. Food and massages are awesome.

    Cons

    A lot of the negative was all Gabe so I think cons are TBD at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate Kristin's honesty. Nice to finally know what's going on and have insight into our strategy. That is such a refreshing change and is what the employees want and need.


  7. "Overall good company"

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    • 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

    - Never a dull moment - product and teams are in constant evolution, meaning you change role, and progress fast
    - Office space, food, etc is amazing :-)

    Cons

    Nothing to report. The best organization I've ever worked for in my short career!

    Advice to Management

    Articulate the focus areas more clearly

  8. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Machine Zone is a completely inviting organization with an awesome level of business straightforwardness.
    Good pay and very energizing work.
    My team is probably the best team full of motivation, hungry minds and fascinating solutions for our other teams. We are all under 30 including our manager.

    Cons

    Work-Life is totally unbalanced. Can you change it?

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping current employees happy.


  9. "My favorite job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    - Without a doubt the most intelligent coworkers you'll ever have.
    - Genuine focus on maintaining and refining company culture of passion, innovation, and fun.
    - Extremely tight community

    Cons

    small amount of trust in company

    Advice to Management

    A little bit more transparency would improve the working process.


  10. "Perfect company to be a part of"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    I feel so grateful to be a part of the MZ's stunning family. My co-workers are the smartest people in the business, I constantly learn from all of them, and grow in so many various ways. Overall, I'd personally say that it's almost a perfect place to work at!

    Cons

    No cons! The company makes the most lovely working conditions for it's representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on and solving the company's problems.


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