Zynga

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Pure startup mentality, where we went as fast as possible in a million directions

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

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

Pros

You can write your own future at Zynga, but that means you have to be aggressive in pushing for your own needs.

Cons

Management never settled on a solid direction, so long term planning has never become a reality

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Plan for the future! don't over hire and stop treating everyone like a CEO.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    There are much better companies to work for in the area

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

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

    Pros

    There are still some good people working for the outfit, so if you are an intern it may be a good way to get industry experience. Otherwise it's a dead end job with a company that is going nowhere fast.

    Cons

    The company is a true and honest sweatshop. Zynga is not an innovator, but a replicator. If you consider yourself creative you have no business working for the company. It's all abou aping other people's games and making a quick buck while you are at it. This is not a sustainable long-term plan, the financials and the stock price show it. Zynga is stingy with salaries and "generous" with stock, that happens to drop like a rock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pincus should let someone who knows what they are doing run the company. He is clearly not up to the task, nor are any of his lieutenants. Unfortunately, he would rather drive the company into the ground because of his ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Best in Class Data Driven Product Management

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (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
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