MZ Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Mar 13, 2019

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3.3
48%
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MZ CEO  Kristen Dumont (no image)
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33 Ratings
Pros
  • "MZ is a great place for folks who are motivated by their personal growth(in 29 reviews)

  • "Free food and drinks in the office(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Even the work-life balance doesn’t seem that bad as others describe it(in 42 reviews)

  • "It's almost like MZ just didn't plan to hire bad people, so there are no plans in place to address them unless they actually break a harassment policy(in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great place if you want to learn UA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Huge learning curve if you aren't from the mobile industry. Everyone's very helpful and are very data-driven. Great place to work if you're single. Great benefits and generous bonuses.

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance. Everyone works long hours. Face time is very important. There is no WFH culture. If you're not in the office then you're not working. Expected to make quick decisions on unbaked data expecting to hit goals. Mismanagement in terms of comummunication and guidence. Managers and directors take all the credit. Unlimited vacation time but not allowed to take any time off due to workload or blackout dates.

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  2. Helpful (34)

    "Too many faked review"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance ... Treat employees like a machine

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  3. Helpful (45)

    "Going downhill fast"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great free breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks - Lots of smart people - Pay is better than most places - Super cool office with a gym

    Cons

    - No transparency, no trust - Fear based motivation tactics - Lots of people leaving (a few rounds of layoffs and others leaving on their own) - Managers need training - Leadership doesn’t value their employees or their employee’s opinions (if you even suggest that there are better ways to do things, you are seen as weak and you are seen as a problem) - Work/ Life balance (expect calls and texts on weekends and late at night) - Terrible bonuses

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, but slipping..."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, brand new office, in Palo Alto, talented employees. Good cafeteria. Relatively crunch-averse culture. Good culture in Vegas office.

    Cons

    Detached HR and management have minimal relationship with game studio; does not keep up with hiring so some teams are critically understaffed, while others are oversubscribed. Non-games projects are major burden on game studio resources. Bloated director-level upper-middle management. Work/Life balance can be awful or incredible, depending on team.

  5. Helpful (40)

    "Tons of Fake Reviews here"

    1.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ

    Pros

    High Pay (unless you look at it hourly)

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance and even worse managment. There's also a ton of fake reviews on this site. You'll have to go back to March like 9 pages in to get a real sense of what it's like here.

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  6. Helpful (51)

    "One Honest Feedback"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ for less than a year

    Pros

    MZ Kitchen - 5/5 best food period

    Cons

    Worthless employee Stock Option Weak leadership Political mess in Techops, Data Platform and Satori Work-life balance

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  7. "Moved for the Job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Awesome individuals to work with; Many opportunities to improve personal/professional skills; Great place to start a career; The best pay I've ever had; Engaging, challenging projects.

    Cons

    Good communication within the team but lack of communication with the upper management; Damaged work-life balance; Sometimes really tough crunch time.

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  8. Helpful (27)

    "Worst place to burn yourself"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free drinks and snacks Competitive salary Free monthly on-site massage

    Cons

    No job security Not honoring the 2 weeks resignation. (They will let you go without the pay) Immature and unprofessional executives, senior management, and HR Horrible free meals Unusable unlimited PTO (They will reflect this on your review or will not approve) Poor Work/Life balance (They expect you to be on call 24/7)

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  9. Helpful (26)

    "What's with all these positive reviews?"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MZ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Lots of hard-workers (poor performers are usually eliminated pretty quickly in this environment) -Learned a lot -Great Pay

    Cons

    -Long work hours (expect phone calls in the middle of the night) -Toxic Culture (due to long work hours) -Short-term gains over long-term growth -High turnover rate... especially with middle management... -High burnout -C-level wants you to treat them like "family" while they treat you like cogs in a machine, expect you to give up vacations and holidays to work -If you favor a work-life-balance (even if you are hard-working) you are seen as not a team player

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best place in the business to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MZ full-time

    Pros

    Obviously, an awesome company to work for resume-wise. A lot of autonomy and freedom given to employees. People are genuinely happy to do what they’re doing. Really good perks

    Cons

    Nothing! Every single aspect of working at mz satisfies me entirely. Even the work-life balance doesn’t seem that bad as others describe it

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