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Quality Assurance - A little lack luster

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Social Media GIANT - Good benefits - Competitive environment

Cons

- Culture has soured in lieu of profitability - Limited room for advancement - Difficulty adapting to process innovation

Advice to Management

Provide more opportunities for individuals to advance their careers, what is the point of a highly competitive environment without the reward?

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (7)

    The Perks are Awesome; the Company is Meh....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * AWESOME perks - the Culinary Department is superb. There's an onsite gym, a good coffee bar (for caffeine addicts), and, obviously, the dogs * There are many good people at Zynga. * MY personal work-life balance is pretty good, BUT this is HIGHLY dependent on WHICH team you work on. Many game teams are working LONG hours, including weekends, whereas non-game teams are putting in the necessary 40 hour / week.

    Cons

    * The so-called Zynga speed? It's mostly hurry up & wait, especially on the back-end of Zynga's infrastructure & platform groups. (For game studios, it's break-neck speed). * We shifted direction too many times, and since we have priorities only for a given quarter (which is what your bonuses are based upon), making GOOD long term decisions for the company is not the priority. Projects that were a priority one quarter are dropped in the next; making your work meaningless. * Too many cooks in the kitchen; many teams overlap in doing the SAME THING and don't trust that other groups will do a good job. A lot of developer time & cycles are wasted * The HR process of hiring people is a joke. It takes FOREVER to get anyone through the interview process (let alone hired), and you lose a lot of talent. They are more interested in putting on high-school pep rallies for people who have "leveled up" or are being recognized for their contribution. (Seriously, they had high school cheerleader outfits one quarter...) Make "People Resources" actually about helping the people at Zynga...and not the high school squad team.

    Advice to Management

    PICK a direction, stick with it, and give people a chance to do the RIGHT thing for Zynga instead of trying to meet objectives that change on the wind. Streamline the whole new IP process; make platform & game services ACTUAL working services that are easily integrated by a game studio instead of the monsters they are today.


  2. Great to place to learn product management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues - Data-driven culture - Good office/food/benefit - Location - Open to recruite smart people with no PM/Tech experience

    Cons

    - Instability for the future - The culture varies by studios

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what we are good at.


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