Zynga

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and perks, and good people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Seem to be stagnating and may have further layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on numbers and get creative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There are some very talented people working here and the culture is generally fun. Food and onsite gym is a plus.

    Cons

    There are too many missed opportunities when it comes to making quality games. The company is lagging behind our competition with innovation, fun and mass market appeal. There is extreme favoritism when getting bonuses and level ups, you need to be willing to play the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk innovation yet you stay in the safe zone and fast follow our competition. How about you actually give us the opportunity to make new and original titles?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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