Zynga

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Very great working environment

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Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Zynga as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

you get the freedom to do what you want in a very relaxed environment

Cons

the external perception didn't meet the internal perception i.e. it was frustrating having people tell you that the company wasn't doing well or wasn't a good place to work when it was

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Promises unfulfilled.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Many smart people. Lots of tough problems. It was cool to work on world-class games that were part of pop culture.

    Cons

    Hard to keep faith in the leadership. Quarterly re-orgs ("pivots") sapped momentum. The company growth outpaced the management's ability to grow their own skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the workforce again. Build lots of mobile games and invest in the ones that take off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Perpetual movement within the company. Feels Unstable. Morale down.

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

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

    Pros

    - Fun people and fun culture.
    - Awesome coffee + culinary team.
    - very helpful HR (People OPs). One of the best HR/payroll teams I worked with. Extremely responsive, helpful and pro-active. Never had an issue.
    - Maternity benefits ( as of mid-2013) : you will get around 14-18 weeks maternity leave of which ~7 weeks would be 100% paid and rest would be ~66% paid. you can also get 6 additional weeks of unpaid leave under the state law. Most of this is supported by CA law.
    - Benefits: good medical/dental. RSUs instead of options (but the stock is not worth much right now).

    Cons

    - Take vacation anytime.. doesn't feel that open. since there is nothing mandated, some people feel guilty taking time off.
    - too many org changes. I worked for 4 different teams in one year.
    - has quarterly evaluations and priorities. This makes the company very short sighted. projects with highest priority one quarter are cared less the next. or might even be dumped. So all the work on the projects is a waste.
    - have a sense of unpredictability within the company and feel like management is confused about their goals. Don has been the CEO for not long, so have to see if he makes a difference. There have been a lot of ORG changes since he came as well, but not sure if its the last of them.
    - Benefits: NO 401K match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink your quarterly compensation and OKR policy. Thats making the company very short sighted. or if you think the idea is still good, find a way to implement it better than how it is right now.

    and the good talent is leaving everyday. find a way to keep the morale by not making too many changes and make the current employees feel more stable about their jobs. unless you find a way to do this, you will lose more good talent since we don't know if we'll have a job tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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