Zynga

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almost everything wrong with Zynga

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

I worked at Zynga full-time (more than an year)

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

370 Other Employee Reviews for Zynga (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great people, never a dull moment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Quality Assurance - A little lack luster

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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