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MZ Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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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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    • 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; company culture is stellar

    Cons

    - We are not yet fully taking advantage of PR – we have an amazing product, one that is 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. Hence why we will draw a lot of our attention to PR, in terms of creating a fair image of who we truly are, and reflect the benefits that our users can grasp, at the same time promoting "Us".

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the culture of the company as it grows, as ours is the receipe for sucess and we want to keep it that way.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "No job security (too many fake reviews)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Great food, drinks, snacks, perks!!

    Cons

    The company is run by lawyers (the mean girls). The CEO doesn’t believe anyone should take a sick day unless they are on their death bed. Total management nepotism. It’s like HS, if you’re not liked by management (CEO), you’re out. No job security. Don’t trust Kristen Dumont! She’s all about fear mongering. I’m looking to get out fast.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all these fake positive reviews. It’s nothing like that from within. Fix the company culture and management style.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Great while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Had a great environment.

    Cons

    It all went down hill with one word. Outsourcing....


  4. "Staying optimistic"

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Machine zone provides lots of opportunities to take advantage of. You can grow your career here, learn new things, get a unique experience, improve skills, and meet incredibly gifted people. High pay, endless benefits, and much more to gain working hard and humble.

    Cons

    Work hours can be really long sometimes, that’s the main con you’ve got to know about the company. Yet that won’t be a great surprise for those who’ve been at the gaming industry for some time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing your best to keep everyone satisfied!


  5. "Game Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of movement

    Cons

    Mass layoffs with little warning

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  6. Helpful (27)

    "Just don't do it!"

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

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, food and location. That is all.

    Cons

    Too many to list - the hours, the leadership, the dishonesty .... the list goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Close up. Take your money that you drained from your customers and do something else. Stop the fake Glassdoor reviews.


  7. "A Fine Job"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty monotonous if you are not sure whether gaming is your thing

    Cons

    The secondary stage of developing the project can be a bit repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, just make sure that this is something that you like, otherwise it will be hard to succeed.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Good and Bad, LV MZ"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Localization in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Localization in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with, the work itself.

    Cons

    Management nepotism, no flexibility, no transparency, no job stability.

    Advice to Management

    If promoting from within, try to not make it obvious nepotism.


  9. Helpful (25)

    "Great at first and went downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great employee perks (if unnecessary and extravagant)
    - Free snacks, drinks, and lunch
    - Great coworkers

    Cons

    - Blatant nepotism. You only see the hope of a promotion or role change if you kiss enough butt, suck up to the right people, or are friends with management – even if you're not qualified for the position you're moved to
    - Positions are invented for people to do nothing because management likes them
    - Employee concerns are not taken seriously or ignored
    - Zero transparency. There's a lot of talk about communication and being transparent but it's just that, talk. Open communication and transparency was NEVER an occurrence there.
    -Constant drastic changes with no warning or consideration for the affect it will have on employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting and protecting your friends because they're your friends. Really consider an employee's worth to the company and not to your companionship.
    Listen to your staff about their managers. If an entire team is not happy with their manager, it's not an issue with the team it's an issue with the manager.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    highly qualified engineers, great benefits

    Cons

    politics within company, unprofessional management