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Zynga CEO Don Mattrick
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91 Ratings
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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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    No opinion of CEO

Zynga Interviews

Updated 13 Sep 2014
Updated 13 Sep 2014

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    Manager, Business Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Zynga.

    Interview Details

    Chaotic. Standard phone screen recruiter, phone screen team member. Case study. Brought in for in person. Met with 7 people. Presented case. Didn't hear back for a month. Brought back in, met with additional 6 people, mostly on a different team. Didn't hear back for two months. Got an offer for the first role that I interviewed for, wanted me to start next week. Not a lot of coordination between HR and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Was required to do a very long case study. Didn't spent time reviewing. "Yes, ok, you did the case and you did it well" and then went on to standard interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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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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