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Good perks, but terrible work/life balance.

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Former Employee - QA Engineer II  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good perks,
Lots of money,
Looks good on a resume

Cons

Terrible work/life balance
Easy to get disenchanted with game production working at a game company like this

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    Best in Class Data Driven Product Management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Really impressed with the infrastructure and processes around data analysis
    - Rigor around developing you via applied experience
    - bright people all around
    - great office/benefits

    Cons

    - obviously some turmoil in the press, but somewhat overstated IMHO- company just needs to deliver, which I believe it will
    - Certain tools needed to do the job well can be slow, impacting ability to move fast during certain hours
    - Long hours, but worth it to teach you how to prioritize and to get add'l experience which would take twice as long anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set expectations appropriately and hit them both with Wall Street as well as with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    There is nobody at the wheel

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    Current Employee - Producer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it is local in San Francisco. Free meals 3x week. Typical new media feel, so hours and choice of clothing/hair colour are free.

    Cons

    The hours can be regular or out of control, depending what team you are on. Most of the exec staff (those that haven't jumped or been pushed) don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring ex-EA people that tried to run that company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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