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almost everything wrong with Zynga

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

Pros

* Perks and benefits;
* free meals (but they were much better couple of years ago);
* still a lot of bright engineers and artists

Cons

* top and mid management (they just don't know what they want, no long term vision, nobody wants to take responsibility);
* strategy changing every time;
* permanent reorg (probably good if you want new manager every month);
* Pincus: he ruined a lot of good games. His smartest decision was resignation;
* leadership principles just don't work;
* fast follow approach for new games, no original IP;
* no central tech (almost all central tech attempts, including zcloud, failed, thanks to Cadir);
* stupid strategic decisions (zynga.com disconnected from facebook, 2nd version of everything)
* best engineers leaving;
* lack of execution, some games in development for years without any results;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Zynga has some chances to survive with Don Mattrick.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Zynga

  1.  

    I learned more than I've ever learned anywhere else.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Work with highly intelligent people on interesting mobile development problems. Also, they have free food and gym membership!

    Cons

    The reputation of their games is pretty bad, so everyone made fun of me for working there. They made fun of me even more for enjoying it. Also, because of this reputation (and the poor market value of the company) moral was super low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some games that aren't just money hungry. Make some games that the employees can be proud of. Don't just fast follow, make real new and innovative games.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard work, slow pace

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    food. work like balance. vacations.

    Cons

    bad structure. low efficiency with high input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be smart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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