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Zynga Is OK So Far

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Zynga full-time for less than a year

Pros

-The lunch that is brought in is great

Cons

-The salary is not so good

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1.  

    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Life as an Artist at Zynga.

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

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

    Pros

    Free meals: Friday Breakfast, Lunch (M-F), and Dinner (M-Thurs). Free Snacks: snack area, snack room, snack lounge; candy, trail mix, nori, gluten free gummies, cereal, chips, cookies, did I say candy?, CANDY. Free beverages: soft drinks, tea (cold/hot), coffee (Starbucks dispenser). Onsite Arcade, and Gym. Massage Therapy. Acupuncture. Full medical, dental, and vision coverage. Equity offer. Competitive hourly/salary .

    Cons

    Long hours. Often belittled by management. Useful commentary is often ignored, or deferred. When sh_t hits the fan, the solution is to throw more people at the problem, and spend more hours onsite. Weekend work is expected. The moment you say you can't be in on the weekends, you are instantly on the sh_t list. Favoritism is just your everyday thing. Disorganized. Management would prefer to layoff, or put people on performance improvement plans, rather than find the root of the problem, and solve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have a team member who is capable of wearing many hats, and you hand him off to an Art Director who only wears one hat, don't get rid of the guy who wears many hats, just because the Art Director doesn't know what to do with him. The proper solution would've been to move the jack of all trades to a team that could've better utilized their talents, shifted them to a role they feel comfortable sticking to, or train the Art Director up on his animation skill. Get your sh_t straight, Zynga.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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