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Zynga CEO Don Mattrick
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    Go in expecting to work hard, come out with many new skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    - For Product Managers, it's basically boot camp. Don't plan to stay long, but you will learn a ton while there
    - Very rigorous a comprehensive on decision making and analysis
    - Go in with expectations that you won't have much work/life balance and things will be okay
    - Operationally, very efficient, great infrastructure
    - At least back in 2011/2012 - you genuinely felt like all teams were staffed with some of the best in the world at what they do (and for those that weren't - they still aspired to be the best)

    Cons

    (Depending on studio, the environment would vary greatly)

    The Game Designer opinions have traditionally been steam rolled by stats/PM - hence the games generally lack innovation. The stats have a higher probability of moving a metric, however those optimisations rarely lead to a better experience in the long run

    Recommends
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Zynga Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zynga in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was difficult. I applied on campus, after which I got an on-campus interview. The interview was simple overall; they didn't ask any technical questions, but asked me about my experiences and went over my resume. This was followed by a phone interview, which was completely technical. The interview was in 3 rounds, followed one after another, with different interviewers. All questions were technical, followed by discussion about my projects and things on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • What data structure would you use to design a scrabble game?   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.zynga.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (ZNGA)
Industry Media
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

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