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Helpful (1)

Amazing challenges

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Technology driven, build type of environment, agile fast paced, be your own CEO, very smart people The technologies that are built are very impressive as well as the challenges that are offered from scale. Managing 50,000 servers in a production environment brings a whole new meaning to scale!

Cons

Vision, Culture transition, lack of overall direction (part of vision), management undecided if teams should be centralized or decentralized. With such a large production infrastructure to manage, as well as legacy (less than 4 years old), without having a clear vision of the future and time to plan, it is very difficult to know where the teams should be headed. More time needs to be spend planning and more experienced management needs to be in place to help provide direction.

Advice to Management

Clearly define vision and keep promoting within

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Fast paced, tons of opportunity, plenty of chaos, high intensity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of career opportunity. People growth through positions quickly, you don't have to wait much for an opportunity to open up. There are all kinds of business pressures that will push you to grow as fast as you possibly can.

    Cons

    Terrible place for people who can't manager their own work-life balance. Zynga will respect your balance but won't manage it for you; if you can't either, you'd better be looking to work a lot.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Waiting for the Apocalypse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Decline to State in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Decline to State in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun start-up culture and perks but honestly, it's a waste of money.

    Cons

    Management at many levels is confused or misdreicted. Ever changing focus and intiatives. Cronyism is rampant. Lack of transparency. Never saw a review the whole time I was here and most of my one-on-one meetings w manger were cancelled, then he left the company about 8 months after he hired me. Currently working on my exit strategyu, actually, Iahve it already, just enjoying the view as Rome burns.

    Advice to Management

    Get some grown-ups in charge, consider selling massive re-org and lay-offs no doubt must be coming.


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