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Helpful (2)

Possitive

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Programmer
Former Contractor - Programmer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Zynga as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Your work counts. Millions of people play the game or user the feature you wrote. Failure is tolerated and never punished. You can actually learn from your mistakes. Compensation is better then in any other company I have ever worked for. Benefits are amazing. Vacation, time off, dogs at work, catered lunch and dinner, gym membership, transportation to and from work is free. Financial bonuses are substantial.

Cons

Very long hours and very stressful work. More so then any other game company I worked for. No ownership of work. You work as if on an assembly line. Working on feature after feature with no end in sight. Features are designed by Project Managers that have no clue what they're doing.

Advice to Management

Management has no idea why Zynga is making the money it does. Focus on games for women. Most of your players are female. Pay attention to your community managers. They are in touch with the players and know what makes a game successful. Reduce the number of Project Managers. They detract from productivity, by asking for features that do not contribute to the success of a game. Do not get into on-line gambling. You're going to lose employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (2)

    Enlightening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gaming Innovative culture Working with the latest and best technologies

    Cons

    Work life balance and demands for hours

    Advice to Management

    Innovation is about being more experimental, that aspect is ignored


  2. coool!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zynga (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work environment ergonomics is observed

    Cons

    no cab service no 9 hrs lo-gin.it may be less or more depending upon the work we have.


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