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

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Too many undelivered promises

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

ProsFree food
Smart people

I was working on one of the "ville" games and I thought it was going to be a lot more interesting given how many millions of users we had.

ConsZero passion about the games
Grueling hours - my manager made me cancel a family vacation once
Very narrow scope and responsibilities
Hug team size plummeting stock price - I was told by the recruiter that we should expect $100 stock price a year after IPO. There should be a law against this.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove Mark as CEO and put someone in his place that actually cares about the products they make.
Smaller teams and more achievable deadlines.

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

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Lots of opportunity to hone politicking skills

Lead Product Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Huge potential for career growth with the proper networking and connections Meritocracy still… Cons: Work-life balance is terrible. Average work weeks = 60-70 hours, more for "crunch" times Constant "code red" state for declining game studios Focus on quarterly goals promotes… Advice to Senior Management: Pick a course and stick to it. Stop the 2nd class citizen structure (game studio v. not), OR… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year


Pros: Working with very bright people. Learning a wide array of… Cons: Not always doing game developing (marketing, code refactoring) Advice to Senior Management: Take more risks. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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