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Epitomize the saying 'work hard, play hard'

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

I worked at Zynga as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Awesome perks. I didnt feel like going home because the environment is so good. Instead of taking random coffee breaks you can actually take legit awesome breaks which increases your daily productivity and you end up going home super satisfied with your progress while not being tired at all.

Cons

Its very hard to point out the downsides of WORKING at Zynga. You may hate the games they make, or their business policies, but its definitely one of the best places to work at in the gaming industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The work needs to be distributed a little better. A common trend is that 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people. So you either end up working your brains out, or you have it pretty chill.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK not good not great

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    steep learning curve initially,great benefits and you get to play a lot of games. scope for great analysis and learning

    Cons

    nepotism,incompetent people leading some teams

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Almost too good to be true.

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

    I have been working at Zynga as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    For a contractor, free food isn't that bad. Not to mention, though I have heard horror stories of other studios, the particular studio that I worked in was pleasant and the people I worked with were friendly and helpful. Also, it was very refreshing to have a voice within the development process and be listened to.

    Cons

    One studio out of multiple studios which were pleasant... the same could not be said for the others, which were most likely due to the fact that many of them had the strong possibility of folding. In addition, sometimes the negative mentality of other contractors was very demoralizing at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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