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Best worst job opportunity ever

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

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

Pros

It is a big company with big brands. You will learn a lot about how to run a successful business and how to keep users entertained with as much content as their hearts desire.

Cons

You may experience poor management that has risen to the top a bit too quickly due to the massive turnover of talent. You may also experience a lack of focus on quality design and innovation due to our fast following methodology and analytically focused design principles. This can be a great place to work but also can make you feel a bit stuck. It really depends on your job title.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would recommend creative types stay clear away. Designers, artists etc... This is not the place for you nor will you be accommodated with an aggressive salary or career path. If it's your first job then yes take it but if it isn't go elsewhere. There are better places to work where you get the same if not better experience.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    2000 CEOS, Central Mission Missing Across Teams, Brilliant and Hard Working Peope

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Super brilliant and hard working people, fast advancement for those who work hard and know the politics game well, great benefits, flexible work schedule, love the mission of connecting the world through games, and long term growth potential is great.

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen with everyone thriving on competition and politics to get ahead-at the detriment of the companies long-term mission. It was a great company 2 years back but since, a lot of turn over of veterans and new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a central goal and make sure all teams stick to it. Think long term and hire people who are there for the long haul.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst possible work environment and culture imaginable.

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

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

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work here. Good food & coffee, free snacks. Video games and nice gym on main campus.

    Cons

    CEO has no idea how to run a large company. Constant thrash and pivots. CEO says stuff like, "When you come to the conversation understanding that I'm always right you'll have a better outcome." This company cannot succeed with current management in place. Highly, highly political environment, not a meritocracy as they say. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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