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Best worst job opportunity ever

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 for 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once was good, but slowly declining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Awesome perks: Free meals, coffee, beverages and snacks, and swag
    2) Every day is bring your dog to work day
    3) Connect and work with some amazing people
    4) Create games and help them evolve

    Cons

    1) Employee retention - losing a lot of talent due to either budget cuts/lay offs or just leaving in general due to environment.
    2) Management doesn't seem to listen or care when it comes to great ideas or suggestions
    3) Wasteful spending on certain things that led to office closings and layoffs including outsourcing
    4) Community to player relations are at an all time low
    5) Player retention is poor
    6) Listening to advice/complaints is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what the players want, that's what is driving your revenue. Take some time and listen to what community/players are saying and make sure the games run smooth. Tone down the cadence, as well as find a way to stick to a budget so you will not have to make "painful cuts"

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

    Ownership to own a problem or domain, speed of operation

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Freedom of operation, studios run as small businesses inside zynga

    Cons

    Work life is not balanced, too many HR reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the green light process, HR should let business leads manage people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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