Zynga

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Zynga Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 329 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(80 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food and snacks are good and did offset some of the salary cut the pre-ipo hired took(in 52 reviews)

  • Benefits, cool office environment, in house Gym, breakfast, lunch and dinner(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Most employees have a very poor work-life balance, especially around holidays(in 40 reviews)

  • Low morale coupled with long hours at my studio(in 25 reviews)

329 Employee Reviews
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    Worked there pre-Farmville; incredibly smart colleagues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people with whom to work; people worked incredibly hard; demanding environment

    ConsLearned a ton; very little challenging that I could see of CEO

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot relevant as left several years ago.

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    Talented people , horrible management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented People. Good exposure to new technologies.

    ConsHorrible management, lack foresightedness. Bad skills.

     

    Exciting place to work!

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

    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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    UI designer

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

    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)

    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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    Exciting, Fun space

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

    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

     

    challenging work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Good place to work. Lots of nice perks. Good experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros- Free food
    - Onsite gym
    - Decent salaries

    Cons- Occasional grinds
    - Young managers who aren't good at career planning for individual contributors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thanks Zynga, it was fun!

    Office Manager (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsGreat benefits, great co-workers, work-life balance was definitely better than most tech companies (IMO), fun, vibrant, always changing work flow.

    ConsManagement decisions that seemed half hazard or last minute, lack of clear goals or direction for the long haul, no "level up" or mentoring possibilities for anyone who is NOT an Engineer, volatile environment (fearful, worrisome, unsteady footing).

    Advice to Senior ManagementI loved my time at Zynga Seattle and wouldn't trade it for anything. I also wish the company the very best going forward, I hope Z can pull out of their seeming tail-spin and right itself for the long haul. My co-workers (the team of folks I worked with in Seattle, at HQ, and other remotes) were AMAZING people, some of the best I've ever had the pleasure to work with or for. I hope you'll remember that when making decisions to close locations or shut down departments in the future. You can't "create" good people, be careful how quick you are to cut them loose.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Recruiting Coordinator

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible hours, recruiters are helpful

    ConsBeing a contractor is terrible--no benefits, can't be involved in Zynga activities, can't use the gym..ect

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