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Plenty of opportunities for growth. No opportunity for stability.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Moving up the ladder is very possible.

Cons

Constant change means, even if you move up the ladder, you constantly traverse uneven terrain. You direction will be "pivoted" at a moment's notice. This means what you've been working on gets tossed aside in favor of the latest flavor of the month.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a direction and stick to it. You're no longer a 50 employee studio. Rapid change at your size is a cancer.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 for less than a 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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    Disrespectful working conditions

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    Former Employee - Senior Management  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Food and events were terrific. Exciting Game launches

    Cons

    Disrespectful to employees. They demand 24/7 availability and don't hesitate to fire. Managers yell and push people publicly. Common to be put down or disrespected. No value for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read a management 101 book!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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