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Self Destructive

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Former Employee - Game Designer  in  Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Game Designer in Baltimore, MD

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Obnoxious Perks
High Salaries
Free Food
Free Beer
Parties
Good people

Cons

Non-creative environment
Long hours
Excessive executive interference
Excessive middle management
Excessive production processes
Slow iteration
Wasteful spending
Good-ol Boy Network
Politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Old Zynga is much better than New Zynga

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glacial customer support

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    Former Employee - Game Designer
    Former Employee - Game Designer

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Games have a lot of promise.

    Cons

    They don't seem to have a clue about what frustrates players or how to balance competion within their games. That also means they don't realize that happy customers become paying customers and and angry customers just quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and less on spamming them for in-game purchases. the former will lead to the latter.

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

    Principal Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, and seriously, nothing beats Game development in terms of engineering challenges.

    Cons

    Bad press and negative outside perceptions due to some unfitted employees (possibly from too many bad acquisitions and recruitments).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on hiring the right people with the right mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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