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

Zynga Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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3.0 303 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(58 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Sky's the limit opportunity, fast-paced and fun of a start-up, scale of a global brand & business

Marketing (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsOpportunity to affect culture, and your friends & family every day.
The scale we build for is incredible. Where else do 50 M people play every day on what you build?
Responsibility & accountability is everywhere - if you want it, you can have it.
Opportunity to build on a world stage and do things that haven't been done before - every day.
Insanely awesome perks - gym, incredible food, dogs everywhere, mobile culture, happy hours, quarterly meetings.
Plenty of access to top management.
You're not building your resume - you just want to be a part of something unique and meaningful.
You like solving problems and doing something that's never been done before.
You're comfortable defining and disrupting industries not walking in other brand's footsteps.
You like to move fast and see results quickly.

ConsStart-ups are for people that like accountability and responsibility.
We have a high bar, a lot is expected of people at every level - you have to be comfortable with working hard and showing results often.
Zynga moves really really fast. We have to stay ahead of what consumers want and where the market is going, we don't have time to do something next week or next month.
Because we're doing something different, hours aren't always predictable.
Prioritization can be tough - you can't get to everything so you have to chop out what doesn't matter.
People need to see what something was a good idea, be ready to show metrics-driven results after you accomplish something.
This is not a laid back, in-house job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great teams, exciting space

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsSmart people, hard problems, really massive scale, good compensation, great office, great benefits and perks, very flexible vacation policy, opportunities for growth.

ConsLong hours, no 401k employer contribution matching.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So far, so great!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsMedical/Dental/Vision for employee 100% paid (very affordable to add spouse and dependents)
Free lunch and snacks
Choice of Mac OS or Windows laptop
Latest/greatest technology
Ergonomics evals available for every employee
Commuter 1:1 benefit
Gym membership
Casual dress code
Dog friendly work place
Work hard, play hard!
Great co-workers
Team mentality
Encouraged to take personal ownership of your job & your contribution to the team.

ConsWorking long hours, weekends, after hours, etc. is the norm.
Would like more frequent communication from management about launch dates, long and short term goals for our studio, space planning, career advancement, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if upper management, facilities, HR, IT, etc. had a better sense of what goes on at the off-site locations, and by that, I mean VISIT our site instead of doing everything remotely. Additionally, an ocasional visit from C-Staff would be great. Even if only for a 1/2 hour just to say "Hi!" when they are in town for other business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsAlways changing environment, great benefits and people make the hard work easy

ConsA lot of late nights

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great perks and benefits along with career growth

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

Prosfree food
great perks
free swags
benefits
great people
great environment
trips and vacations
what else can you ask for

Consnot that i can think of,,sometimes you need to work extra hours...but with that kind of environment, you cannot complain

Advice to Senior ManagementI feel they are doing great...i cannot think of any advice..I am not sure about the top level management, but studio management is great.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun and excited place to work, combines the feeling of both Start-up and solid company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsNo1 company in Social gaming which has a huge potential
Great package(salary, bonus, stock)
Cool cutting edge tech
Great benefits (delicious food, party, massage)
Zynga is definitely one of the most successful in following 10 years

It is the right place for the person who works hard and productive.

Conslong hours of work, but it's the same for every start-up company
Many Micromanagement
Zynga is very ambitious, that's very correct, but it should have a clearer objective and strategy
Have a clear company culture, this is very important for the company in future

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the micromanagement in company.
Make a clearer vacation policy, every one needs break for some time.
Reward policy also needs to be refined.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's awesome but you have to want it

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsLots of opportunity if you want it
Cool cutting edge tech
Meritocracy
Great benefits (health care, gym, perks, food, parties)
Celebratory
Rocket ship
Successful
Great people
Take really good care of employees
Lots of promotions if you work hard and show results

ConsIt's still a start-up, so work hours can be long
It's not google or microsoft where it's all figured out
Some of the same people get rewarded a lot

Advice to Senior Managementit's been better since you hired HR people; help people learn to ask for vacation and rest; try to realize that you don't have to hire so many people to do the same work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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High Pressure, High Rewards

Systems Architect (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga

ProsSmart people, fun work environment, tons of very exciting projects, lots of ownership opportunities, free onsite lunch and dinner, massages, acupuncture

ConsHigh pressure, tight deadlines, lots of crunch time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Zynga Is A pretty good company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zynga as an intern

ProsIt teaches children to how to harvest, grow and it is a game so children can enjoy.

ConsIt does'nt pay a lot.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe Good, to ZYNGA.

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

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one of the best companies i've ever worked with!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zynga

Prosadapt, grow, accepts challenge, awesome!

Consi can't think of any cons

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