Zynga
3.0 of 5 303 reviews
www.zynga.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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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Great Place to work, Good Perks, Challenging Projects.

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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. *… Cons: * Work/Life balance for most part is just right, on occasion during crunch time can tend to shift the other way *… Advice to Senior Management: * Keep Focus on growing Zynga.com Platform and build revenue… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Management needs improving

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: Free food, good benefits, can bring your dog to work, has many guest… Cons: Every project I've been on has had a team of amazing talented people to work with, but unfortunately it's the complete opposite for management. Poor… Advice to Senior Management: If a team of people have problems with their manager, don't ignore them, even if you're friends with the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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