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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 (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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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    It's all right, but depends on which team you're on.

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    Current Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks
    Hours are okay (depending on what team you're on/which manager you have)
    Happy Hours with free beer/wine/pizza every Friday
    No vacation/sick day policy, take as many days off as you need, up to 1-week per quarter.
    Salary is great/on par with industry standard or higher

    Cons

    Depending on which team you're on, there might be severely little creative freedom
    Artists tend to get the short end of the stick for bonuses/recognition
    HR is made up of cheerleaders that only care about each other and not employees
    Witnessing thousands upon thousands of dollars wasted on frivolous things around the company.
    Company is enormous; can make you feel more like a number than a human-being
    Managers were promoted rapidly without proper training
    Sometimes completely impossible to switch from one game team to another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently, there are management-improvement meetings that you can go at your own will. Make it mandatory. Witnessing someone get screamed at in the middle of the office is highly unprofessional. Have HR members that don't roll their eyes at employees whenever they contact them for help.

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

    They are Zynga...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Zynga full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good teamwork and communication, nice perks.

    Cons

    Bad time management, petty politics, hard work and hours not appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be great if they promoted everyone who is dedicated to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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