Zynga

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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 (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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    smart people, amazing HQ

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    *The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house gym, you really feel taken care of at Zygna.

    Cons

    *As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy to get caught up with work here, and things move very fast. Definitely not a suitable place for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and CS, not just number crunchers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Systems Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define vision and keep promoting within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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