Zynga
3.0 of 5 326 reviews
www.zynga.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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6 people found this helpful  

No growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsGreat CEO. Great Management Team. Diluted value as you go down the hierarchy. Below the executive management, everyone else sucks big time!

ConsMore poaching from companies like eBay, Google and other small players in and around the bay area. This has only polluted the internal environment. Serious empire building, everyone who has poor management style but extreme groupism. No two groups even know each other anymore. Very unhealthy chemistry. Unless you know people before joining don't expect to have fun. It's a frat party.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure you provide some management training to the ones below you. They have a long way to go to emulate you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Zynga is a fast-paced and rewarding company.

    Senior Manager, Engineering (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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    Pros: Challenging, fast-paced issues to tackle every day and almost everyone here is committed to what we're… Cons: Sometimes finding myself working more hours than I intended. It's a competitive environment with lots of young… Advice to Senior Management: Once the massive stock apple goes away I think people will evaluate competitive opportunities. Zynga needs… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    11 people found this helpful  

    Great place for some; Horrible place for others

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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    Pros: - Meritocracy: quarterly reviews of employees for additional bonuses, stocks, salary increase, or promotion - Free breakfast, lunch, dinner - Free wellness programs (haircuts, 15 minute massages,… Cons: - Unsustainable work-life balance (generally 60-80 hours depending on the team and some weekends and holidays required) - Unpredictable deadlines and strategies - Low performers will be… Advice to Senior Management: - Improve work and life balance (preferably down to 40-50 hours a week) - Avoid the obvious feeling of "fast-follow" of other games - Introduce new game… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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