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

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Great People, Endless Politics

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

Pros"Perks" like free food, gym, massages
Lots of smart, interesting, motivated ground-level staff

ConsAmbiguous expectations for many positions, especially less common ones
Work-life balance awful if you have outside commitments
Inexperienced management
Politics, politics, politics... it's a game company, so prepare to play lots of games w/your job

Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking that "treating employees well" means throwing perks & dubious stock/bonus promises at them. Instead, staff your Operations and Partner teams properly and pay them with the same respect you give engineers. Be transparent with expectations, provide feedback, and for crying out loud so something about the drinking and sexual behavior at work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pros: For career advancements,furtherance of trade and development of occupational skills in… Cons: This creates for the applicant a geographical displacement relative to his present place of origin,and… Advice to Senior Management: To offer reasonable compensations for those who would be opting to risk leaving their present… – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Self Destructive

Game Designer (Former Employee)
Baltimore, MD (US)

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Obnoxious Perks High Salaries Free Food Free Beer Parties Good people Cons: Non-creative environment Long hours Excessive executive interference Excessive middle management Excessive production processes Slow iteration Wasteful… Advice to Senior Management: Old Zynga is much better than New Zynga 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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