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Dinosaur game making process.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsGreat benefits along with some great people you meet along the way.

ConsThe game making process is not evolving fast enough. Too much following of what's trending right now instead of being innovative and unique. Management seems to think there is a formula to make a successful game but they forget the number one factor of a successful game is the fun factor. Too much focus is made on their amazing ability to gather data, which makes them over reliant on it.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some great teams over there, start believing that they can make games without all the ridiculous approval proccess. It stifles creativity and just makes teams cater games to what you guys want instead of the players.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't lay off your best talent

    Community Manager Lead (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: While it lasted, it was a great gig. The… Cons: Their recent round of layoffs were "wrong place, wrong time" with no consideration made to skills, positions, seniority, value, etc. The company blindly cut… Advice to Senior Management: Layoffs have to happen, we understand that. Don't screw over your most passionate, loyal, and skilled workers (unless… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A Learning experience

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a year


    Pros: As the title said it was a learning experience. The scale of the games gives you immense opportunity to learn if you are on the… Cons: I personally felt the cons outweighed the pros and thats why I decided to leave. * While the learnings were fun, it was a short lived… Advice to Senior Management: Start valuing engineers..you spend a lot to hire the best yet you dont listen to them. Product… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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