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Great people, never a dull moment.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

There are a ton of smart people, working with cutting edge technology. There is always something new to learn and can often translate that to your working life right away.

Cons

Things are a little turbulent after the IPO. The change to a public company has worn away some of the startup feel that the company once had.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Additional communication to the lower levels would go a long way. A lot of things don't seem to filter down so sometimes it feels like nobody is at the helm. The recent CEO change could help with that?

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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