Zynga

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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 (more than an year)

Pros

I guess they feed you every day.

Cons

The food's not that good.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  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 (less than an 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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