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Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementChange 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)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    smart people, amazing HQ

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

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for less than a year


    Pros: *The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house… Cons: *As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy… Advice to Senior Management: Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Good perks, but terrible work/life balance.

    QA Engineer II (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

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


    Pros: Good perks, Lots of money, Looks good on a resume Cons: Terrible work/life balance Easy to get disenchanted with game production working… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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