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Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Zynga full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good compensation and benefits, including free food
Far reach - your relatives, friends, and wife's friends probably play their games

Cons

They talk the talk but don't walk the walk - for example, "Be your own CEO" is a core value but they micromanage employees
Experience and knowledge of experienced employees frequently ignored - long hours by junior employees more valued than working smarter
The studios are second class citizens - if you aren't at the main office in SF your options are limited and you are much more expendable
Often mislead by management - optimism and a positive plan one day, then completely changed the next to something negative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change fast - stop depending on Facebook-only games and "the pinch" and "friction" to get customers to pay, and move towards pay for more fun and multi-platform games (mobile, tablet, console)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    smart people, amazing HQ

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    *The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house gym, you really feel taken care of at Zygna.

    Cons

    *As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy to get caught up with work here, and things move very fast. Definitely not a suitable place for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and CS, not just number crunchers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor planning, unfocused directives were both at play and a large part of my work and communications with Zynga.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Consultant
    Former Employee - Game Consultant

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There social initiatives and their charitable work with nonprofits.

    Cons

    The I. P issues and criticisms are certainly valid, they also cancelled my contract siting cost as the reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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