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Decent perks and compensation, at the cost of your creative spirit.

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

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

Pros

- Great perks like gym, massages, haircuts, snacks, drinks, and meals.
- Decent compensation.
- Bring your dog to work.
- Results-driven and fast-paced.

Cons

- Severely political to the point of hampering productivity and creativity.
- Near-zero value for creativity, artistry, and innovation in products.
- Too focused on metrics and numbers as opposed to creating meaningful user experiences.
- Almost all projects are "fast follows" (copycats) of existing hits.
- Terrible executive management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Put more emphasis on creativity and innovation instead of just giving lip service.
- Focus on a solid long-term vision for the company as opposed to following whatever is a currently a hit game to copy.
- Stop policies that encourage political behavior among the workforce.
- Value your artists, designers, and engineers just as much as PMs.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Unique place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, excellent culinary department, but most of all great people.

    Cons

    You need to have an intense interest in social games. It's also still mostly driven by metrics and needs more emphasis on good game design.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    highly variant

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    food is good
    lots of small events
    cool arcade
    DEPENDING ON THE TEAM: great culture/ expertise

    Not sure where to put this, but the company has lots of studios and you experience will most def vary based on which team you are placed on. Which I would say is good and bad. Central teams have a way better work life balance while game teams are more likely to crunch. HOWEVER Zynga is very FAIR when it comes to compensation, so if you do put in those extra hours you will be paid for it.

    Cons

    going down hill fast
    lots of perks reduced
    hard to find red bull now
    DEPENDING ON TEAM: not so great culture/ expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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