Zynga

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Mafia

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Former Employee - Mafia in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Mafia in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

works great most of the time

Cons

doesn't always work all the time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

think more strategically

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for a seasoned game designer to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Web 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remove 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Endless Politics

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    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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