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Glacial customer support

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Former Employee - Game Designer
Former Employee - Game Designer

I worked at Zynga as a contractor (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

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    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 (more than an 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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    great analytics, poor engineering and toxic culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    High pay, free food, free gym,

    Cons

    Incompetent management, no autonomy, promotions are based on facetime and who are your friends factors, long hours, stated values and reality could not be further from each other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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