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Great place to be a Product Manager

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Zynga gives lots of autonomy to product managers - you really do lead the direction for the product!
The nature of their product allows for really quick data analysis and ability to apply those learnings with new features very quickly. You'll be able to go from idea to release of features in days or weeks, not months. Numbers make people accountable: it will be clear whether you're features are doing well or not and why.

Cons

Focus on metrics can be a bit myopic at times... to the detriment of things that are hard to quantify like "fun" for users. Long term sometimes suffers at expense of short term
With power comes responsibility and sometimes long work hours (certainly with stress if/when your product isn't doing as well as expected)

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  1. Great Place to work, Good Perks, Challenging Projects.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Good Perks (Food, Arcade Games, gym, etc.,) , Projects / Skills look great on resume.
    * Challenging Projects.
    * Smart Folks.
    * Good Creative Freedom.
    * Technology driven approach.
    * Great Opportunity to build skill set even within the company.

    Cons

    * Work/Life balance for most part is just right, on occasion during crunch time can tend to shift the other way
    * Company has grown big but has maintained a startup culture.
    * Being a big company, there are a overlapping projects across multiple teams.

    Advice to Management

    * Keep Focus on growing Zynga.com Platform and build revenue model around it.
    * Focus on improving mobile platform.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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