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The worst possible work environment and culture imaginable.

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Former Employee - Studio General Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Studio General Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a 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

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1.  

    Hard working, hungry, ambitious company

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 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
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