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Not a place for a seasoned game designer to work

Senior Game Designer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsThe free food is nice. The people I worked with were genuinely friendly, very talented, and most are highly motivated.

ConsWeb development culture has little understanding of game development. The company lacks agility and relies too much on the same formulas again and again. Little forward thought or drive to innovate.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove Product Managers from the game design process. They should exist in an supervisory capacity, ensuring that profitability is addressed, but should not be making design decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Endless Politics

    Operations Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros: "Perks" like free food, gym, massages Lots of smart, interesting, motivated… Cons: Ambiguous expectations for many positions, especially less common ones Work-life balance awful if you have outside commitments Inexperienced… Advice to Senior Management: Stop thinking that "treating employees well" means throwing perks & dubious stock/bonus promises at them. Instead, staff your Operations and Partner teams properly and pay… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Self Destructive

    Game Designer (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Old Zynga is much better than New Zynga No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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