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Future does not seem too bright

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Former Employee - Project Manager On Workplace Team  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager On Workplace Team in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Some great people, especially old timers who have been with the company a long time.

Cons

Very disorganized, political environment. "Meritocracy" philosophy only applies to engineers and devs, everyone else is second-class.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Practice what you preach!!!!!!! Stop worrying about the legal ramifications of every little thing and do right by your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It pays the bills

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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 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
  2.  

    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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