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Great People, Horrible Management

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Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I have been working at Zynga as an intern for less than a year

Pros

-Free lunch
-Awesome work environment
-Awesome perks and parties
-Surrounded with very smart and motivated people

Cons

-There doesn't seem to be much creative diversity in the games the companies produce
-Great people were cut off due to upper management's mistakes and the downhill spiral the company is going through

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great for learning and getting your foot into the industry, but not for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the benefits and the salary. You learn a lot about the business quickly and a lot on how to build live products. It's a great way to start at a large company, especially since Zynga hires right out of college. If you're a go-getter, definitely a place to grow up your skills fast and get out of "entry" level.

    The new CEO is also proving to put in place business practices that I think will create stability in the company over all.

    Cons

    Zynga is VERY much a business (all companies are) and there is a lot of red tape when designing. Product Managers tend to own design at the end of the day and it can be disheartening. I minored in art, and the best thing I learned for a company like this is how to design within some parameter and make it amazing. It's an uphill struggle - but rewarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No management direction

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food still for now.

    Cons

    After working here for over there years, the company keeps changing its direction. You get no management support. All the good people are leaving for better job with other company's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away, at least for now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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