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almost everything wrong with Zynga

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) 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 Senior ManagementZynga has some chances to survive with Don Mattrick.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, never a dull moment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Things are a little turbulent after the IPO. The change to a public… Advice to Senior Management: Additional communication to the lower levels would go a long way. A lot of things don't seem to filter… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    hard work, slow pace

    Software Developer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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


    Pros: food. work like balance. vacations. Cons: bad structure. low efficiency with high input. Advice to Senior Management: be smart. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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