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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 for more than a 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life means to adjust at all changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I do things that I like and have a nice team and boss

    Cons

    There is still too much bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of changes needs lots of good coordination

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to work, Good Perks, Challenging Projects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    * Good Perks (Food, Arcade Games, gym, etc.,) , Projects / Skills look great on resume.
    * Challenging Projects.
    * Smart Folks.
    * Good Creative Freedom.
    * Technology driven approach.
    * Great Opportunity to build skill set even within the company.

    Cons

    * Work/Life balance for most part is just right, on occasion during crunch time can tend to shift the other way
    * Company has grown big but has maintained a startup culture.
    * Being a big company, there are a overlapping projects across multiple teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Keep Focus on growing Zynga.com Platform and build revenue model around it.
    * Focus on improving mobile platform.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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