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Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Good compensation and benefits, including free food
Far reach - your relatives, friends, and wife's friends probably play their games

Cons

They talk the talk but don't walk the walk - for example, "Be your own CEO" is a core value but they micromanage employees
Experience and knowledge of experienced employees frequently ignored - long hours by junior employees more valued than working smarter
The studios are second class citizens - if you aren't at the main office in SF your options are limited and you are much more expendable
Often mislead by management - optimism and a positive plan one day, then completely changed the next to something negative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change fast - stop depending on Facebook-only games and "the pinch" and "friction" to get customers to pay, and move towards pay for more fun and multi-platform games (mobile, tablet, console)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oh god, just don't.

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    Former Employee - Lead Artist
    Former Employee - Lead Artist

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

    Pros

    I guess they feed you every day.

    Cons

    The food's not that good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been fun so far, great atmosphere and a great place to improve your craft and use that to make games.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good salary, and fun creative people. Free Food is nice. There are also Team-bonding days that are really interesting and fun.

    Cons

    It is a pretty fast pace, Definitely need to be able to adapt at the ever changing tides in the studio and excel from there on out. Does depend on which branch you are in though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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