Zynga
3.0 of 5 302 reviews
www.zynga.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zynga Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 302 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(58 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Free food and snacks are good and did offset some of the salary cut the pre-ipo hired took"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Free lunch and dinner, free blue bottles coffee all day"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most employees have a very poor work-life balance, especially around holidays"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Low morale coupled with long hours at my studio"
    in 25 reviews
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Frustrating

Lead Product Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunity to learn about data-driven product management

ConsManagement doesnt trust the teams to make creative decisions. Lack of creativity results in bad bets that fail

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people you have hired. If you dont trust them, replace them with people you trust.

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

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Good learning experience but ruined by under qualified middle management.

Art Director (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsLots of great perks like free lunch, dinners, gym membership and snacks. Lots of talented people.

ConsGame company that puts very little emphasis on fun and long term good of the game. Too many under qualified & experienced middle managers who does not know how to manage.

Advice to Senior ManagementBeing in a company for long time does not automatically make them a good manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work with.

QA Engineer I (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGreat work environment.
Liberal in working hours.
Less stress
High Standards

ConsPolitics and Bad review of skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsLot of perks free meals and gym access, beer bust every Friday afternoon

ConsLack of leadership from top management always changing direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your teams to create a long term plan for your staff that will grow them.

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

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UI Designer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Prosgreat talent to work with

Consthere are some remote office communication issue

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Love working here

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLots of opportunity for growth, interesting and ever changing tech, mobile development, great team of people.

ConsSoda machine never gets refilled.

Advice to Senior Management-

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Talented people , horrible management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zynga

ProsTalented People. Good exposure to new technologies.

ConsHorrible management, lack foresightedness. Bad skills.

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Exciting place to work!

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

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

Pros- Free food
- Challenging work
- Opportunity for growth
- Decent salaries
-Fun, fast paced work environment

Cons- work life balance gets affected
- too much of restructuring in the company
- always worried / fearful of the company standing

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to one strategy and structure and believe in it.
Constant restructuring has demotivated most of the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting, Fun space

Quality Assurance Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsFree food! Fun people and a lot of cool projects

ConsNot too many actually, although sometimes you will have to stay into the night to finish launches depending on your team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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challenging work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zynga

Prosvery high compensation, lots of opportunity to take ownership and be promoted. challenging work.

Consfast paced, high stress, company didnt do well after a while. ipo really deflated the company.

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