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Zynga Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Mar 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 4 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(80 ratings)

33% 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)

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    UI designer

    UI Designer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosgreat talent to work with

    Consthere are some remote office communication issue

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    Fun environment.. sometimes

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsFree food
    Happy hour on Fridays
    Get to work with some of the newest technologies
    Super smart co-workers

    ConsLots of constant pressure to meet arbitrary deadlines
    Quality is not a priority in the end product
    Management has very little visibility on who is actually doing a good job
    Perks are getting less and less and noticeably less month to month

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture needs to change now! Smaller development teams and with a purpose. Too many project managers. We don't need 3 PM's when there's only 4 developers!

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

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    Good at first, downhill after that

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Lots of smart people
    - Very interesting projects
    - Decent enough office
    - Good life work balance, none of the crazy forced hours seen in SF

    Cons- Culture, over time, started to become more and more like the one in SF
    - Managers have no idea what their reports are working on
    - Bonuses, awards, etc are all very much tied to how well you can play the game and suck up to those in charge. Hard work gets you nowhere if you don't make sure people know about it
    - The people at the top of the company are an embarrassment who act like children
    - Too many inter-team politics, things are not done for the greater good but rather for the good of various teams and/or individuals

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are not happy with how things are run, listen to them or you will keep loosing talent.

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

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    Surrounded by greatness

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsI work with incredibly bright, passionate people ever day.

    ConsOur stock price seems to be in a real slump.

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

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