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Zynga Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Public (ZNGA)
Video Games
$500 million to $1 billion (CAD) per year
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games.

To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & ... Read more

Mission: "Connecting the world through games"

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Zynga – Why Work With Us?


 Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games.To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. 

Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide.Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with studios in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland.

Why work at Zynga?

Phuong Phillips, our Chief Legal Officer, explained her choice to join the Zynga team using these three criteria:

  • Do I understand the product?
  • Would I use the product?
  • Will my family be proud of      where I work? Will influencers in my life be proud of where I work?

Her answer to each - especially the last question, was a resounding YES!

At Zynga, we use the opportunity with each hire to create our culture - beyond “fit,” we ask what each potential Zyngyite can add to our team and what uniqueness they bring to broaden our perspective and skill set.

Be a Part of Zynga's Future

Zynga pioneered the social gaming industry by bringing free, social, and accessible games to people around the world. But life at Zynga is about more than making games – it’s about positively impacting people’s lives by creating innovative, next-generation entertainment experiences. Come join us in shaping the future of play.

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Benefits

Zynga offers a comprehensive benefit package, which we pay 100% of healthcare premium and 100% of your eligible dependents’ premiums. The benefits we offer are:

Medical, dental, and vision

Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-Term Disability

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Retirement plan and Company match

Commuter and Parking benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Open vacation policy

Perks

In addition, Zynga offers these extra perks to make working at Zynga a rewarding experience:

Free onsite gym and fitness classes *

Health and wellness programs

Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday

Shuttle services to BART and CalTrain (SF only)

Relaxation lounges with arcade and console games *

Snack kitchens stocked with beverages, snacks and treats

Free artisanal coffee bar *

Weekly and monthly social gatherings and happy hours *

Onsite dry cleaning services *

Retirement education

Pre-paid legal plan

Business travelers’ assistance

Access to other employee discounts

Charity matching program

Indoor bicycle parking *

For your Canine Friend

For your canine friend, Zynga offers the following:

Every day is “bring your dog to work day” *

Partially subsidized pet insurance

Rooftop dog park *

Treats for your dog *

*Varied by location

University Relations

At Zynga, we’ve developed internship and new grad programs that are profoundly meaningful to both the mentor and the mentee. Both parties work together to innovate, learn from, and challenge one another in a dynamic and stimulating environment. Join us and help build the next generation of social games.

New Grads

At Zynga, our goal is to challenge you intellectually and creatively, and your career growth is our priority. As part of our New Grad program we jumpstart you with an intensive, weeklong boot camp that brings you up to Zynga speed. After six months, you can apply for other positions within Zynga and try a new team or even a new location. We have New Grad opportunities within Sfotware Engineering and Product Management.

Interns

Here, interns win the work-study lottery. You get all the office perks of a full-time employee, and you’re treated like one, too. You’ll work on projects that matter, build your professional network, and gain valuable experience in the social gaming industry. We offer a variety of paid internships year-round. These positions are open to any student within two years of graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D.

The Perks of Being an Intern at Zynga:

  • We want to provide you with work that is virtually indistinguishable from that of a full-time employee. We want you to be challenged and to get the full experience of what it’s like to work at Zynga!
  • Yes, our internships are paid!
  • Delicious food! Yes, our interns partake in our delicious (and free!) gourmet meals every day – all lunches and dinners are provided Monday through Friday! And delicious snacks all day every day!
  • We also provide free gym memberships at certain locations.

Check out our open Internship and New Grad opportunities and apply today!



Engineering and Product Management at Zynga

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Engineering

Zynga's Engineers don't just develop some of the world's largest games, they deliver some of the world's cutting-edge mobile and web client technologies. Our engineers are blazing trails in all facets of game development.

Zynga faces a number of technical challenges — but many are unique to our situation: the mission of connecting people through games. This requires us to continually push boundaries to discover the best solutions for all platforms.

Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVille, Zynga Casino andWords With Friends.

Does this passion for game development spark your interest? Check out our open eningeering opportunities and join our team today: https://www.zynga.com/careers/positions/categories/engineering

Product Management

As a Product Manager at Zynga, you are helping to build "play" as a vital part of the largest social gaming network on the planet. Our games span multiple platforms, diverse genres, and a global audience on both mobile and the web. It's your job to get players in the door, rigorously analyze their behavior, drive their engagement, and innovate and design new products and features.

Zynga Product Managers are highly passionate about games and user experience. We work from facts rather than hunches; however, the success of our products depends not only on analytics but also on the creative quality of the fiction, mechanics, art and ultimately on whether or not playing is fun.

Product Managers at Zynga make real products and have powerful data tools at their disposal. The culture is very entrepreneurial; you build, create, analyze,  and build again all within very short spans of time. 


 Diversity at Zynga

Who can leverage to enrich my Zynga Experience?

In short, everyone. We are cultivating a culture that measures our success by the ability for everyone with capability, passion and drive to find opportunity. Zynga has several employee resource groups from all backgrounds in the workplace like zPride, zParents and Women at Zynga (WAZ).

zPride was founded to nurture a great workplace for all by providing an inclusive and professional environment for LGBTQ+ employees. Our focus is to actively help employees succeed in their respective fields by providing educational tools, skill sets, and insights that help them become leaders. Our intentions are to educate our peers on the challenges each aspect of the community faces, to foster a more inclusive sense of community, and to build lasting relationships between Zyngites and their respective surrounding network.

The zParents group is comprised of Zynga’s working parents. Its vision is to provide an environment where parents, and their families, can meet, support and celebrate each other. zParents hosts opportunities to connect with other parents via onsite, and offsite, events. Monthly events have included movie nights, trips to sporting events, culinary classes, holiday parties, and adults-only mixers. It also teams up with the other ZERGs for family-friendly sporting activities and volunteer opportunities.

Led by our Chief Legal Officer, WAZ was formed to foster an environment that empowers women to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities. WAZ develops and sponsors enrichment programs around education and training, career development and community building. The group promotes Zynga’s long held value of being an organization that values diversity and equality and one that supports a culture of inclusion and respect. WAZ is taking action both within Zynga and more broadly to be at the forefront of female advocacy and enablement in Technology.

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Zynga Interviews

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    A lot of interviews and intense. Several PMs are involved in the interview process with the main focus being around data. It's a mix of previous experience with some specific case studies/problems that you have to solve during the interview.

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Zynga Awards & Accolades

  • Best Company Perks & Benefits, Comparably, 2018
  • Best CEOs for Women, Comparably, 2018
  • Best Company Leadership, Comparably, 2018
  • Top Place to Work - UK (NaturalMotion), GamesIndustry.biz, 2018
  • Top Mobile Game Developer, PocketGamer.biz, 2018
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