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    Pros

    The perks are fantastic, the pay is good, and the work/life balance (for artists at least) has vastly improved from the hectic early years. The culture around the office is very friendly and fun, with lots of extracurricular activities and team outings. Despite the unfortunate rounds of layoffs, the company really does seem to care about its employees.

    Cons

    Way too much thrash at the executive and management levels. No one seems to be able to come up with a plan and stick to it. Not much conviction behind most projects, so your hard work will most likely never see the light of day. At the end of the day, the goal is always to follow the current market leader, so don't expect a lot of room for radical new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision and stick to it. Rely on small, nimble teams to create games and actually release them into the market. Create a portfolio wide enough so that teams don't become paralyzed by expectations to create the next company-saving hit.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zynga (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview that was relatively straight forward. Talked a little bit about myself then went straight into some programming questions followed by me asking them some questions. The interviewer was quite nice, he helped me out when needed and for one of the questions that I didn't know he explained its use and applications of it quite thoroughly. The job I applied for was Unity C# focused so the questions revolve around that.

    Interview Questions

    • First few questions were to gauge my knowledge of C# and data structures such as what a is generic collection, dictionary and lists, and what reflection is followed by some applications of the data structures in programming.   Answer Question

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Website www.zynga.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (ZNGA)
Industry Media
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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