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Hard working, hungry, ambitious company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Great, high quality, highly motivated and straight-shooting folks
The Zynga spirit drives the company to be successful and pushes through challenging times
The constant quest on how to be more successful, make better games, increase value for our players
Yes, the food is amazing

Cons

The outside reputation and perception of Zynga are at least one year behind the reality of the current culture, which I have found very positive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep building up a more game development centric culture
Push to hire the best talents

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Commit to the company and the mission and you will succeed and be recognized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Start up feel with the security of a large company.
    Meritocracy - teams that contribute get rewarded as such.
    Management team - tons of industry veterans. Most recent reorg has everyone in the right roles.
    Data driven decision making

    Cons

    Work life balance is a problem for most. Unlimited vacation policy is rarely able to be utilized to decompress and detach from the office.
    High expectations from management with regards to turn around times that are sometimes unreasonable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Not sure what the hype was ever about

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building, food, snacks. Paycheck & benefits OK.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Pincus does deserve credit for seeing the Facebook wave before everyone else in the lineup, but that's about it. Maybe if he'd spent more time paying attention to what was going on instead of screwing others out of their stock or counting his $ after the best timed secondary offering ever, things would be different. Other big names (Van Natta, Schappert, Cottle, etc.) not worth $100k apiece annually let alone the tens of millions they walked away with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late...and they wouldn't take good advice anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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