Zynga

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Great People, Endless Politics

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

"Perks" like free food, gym, massages
Lots of smart, interesting, motivated ground-level staff

Cons

Ambiguous expectations for many positions, especially less common ones
Work-life balance awful if you have outside commitments
Inexperienced management
Politics, politics, politics... it's a game company, so prepare to play lots of games w/your job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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 them with the same respect you give engineers. Be transparent with expectations, provide feedback, and for crying out loud so something about the drinking and sexual behavior at work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Glacial customer support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Game Designer
    Former Contractor - 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Principal Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 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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