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Great perks. Nice work environment. Company needs to refocus.

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Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Francisco, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great benefits. Beautiful facility. Great co-workers. Great salary.

Cons

Upper management is often confused and top heavy. Listening isn't their strong suit. Terrible advancement policy (or rather lack of one. Basically you need to kiss the right tail in order to grow)
Company is entirely focused on copying exhausting games and less on taking risk and truly finding out the things that make games fun.

Advice to Management

Start having one on one sessions with lower staff. Ask them questions instead of talking at them. Listen. Foster creative environment by making smaller teams who experiment and innovate instead of investing big money in larger games and then canceling them when they do poorly.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Employees treated great - but no vision and all talk of innovation is just noise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Catered meals every day, great benefits, decent pay, good creative people with a lot of talent, good workstations, not too much crunch

    Cons

    most good ideas are ignored, high turnover, company says it needs to innovate yet it slams the door in the face of any actual unproven innovation. The company seems to like the buzz words but not the actual meaning behind any of them.

    Advice to Management

    You can talk the talk, but you don't seem to have any one in charge who actually is willing to walk the walk. Figure out who is stifling the innovation and get rid of them.

  2. Helpful (2)

    You can work with very talented colleagues, but very difficult to find experienced and solid mentors and managers.

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Lead in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are surrounded with very very talented and motivated colleagues who inspires to work more and achieve more! As long as you bring strong work ethic, quality work, and collaborative attitude, you will meet amazing talents and get to be part of great team.

    Cons

    Very very hard to find good mentors and managers. I personally had a horrible management experience at Zynga which basically made me look elsewhere and got a job. A company that puts "Be your own CEO" and "Meritocracy" should eward on employee on performance. I sadly saw lots of politics which made things harder to make things happen.

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