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Helpful (1)

Fast paced, no work-life balance

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Smart people, great perks. Pre-IPO, it was a fantastic place to work.

Cons

All games are the same, politicking here is the worst I've seen. Way too much micro-management, it's the same number-crunching across divisions at the cost of the games and the politics here is obnoxious.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Security Engineer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Security Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Security Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do treat their employees very well with amenities. You get to work with really smart individuals. Management, at least when I was there, was solid.

    Cons

    Many people work long hours and the company is a little lost.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (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.


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