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Good place to work, bad place to grow

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a year

Pros

Work is challenging and fun, learns a lot. Team is fun and friendly.

Cons

Management and decision making becomes horrible after the company is going down and desperately looking for a way out. Lots of talented people left.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be so political.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Zynga

  1.  

    Previous Room for Growth. Needs more Direction or Actual follow up on Direction made

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

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Room for growth (at least when I was there)
    -Free food and snacks
    -Potential to make a position
    -Lots to learn in a face paced environment

    Cons

    -More time spent on restructuring than making games
    -Product Managers rule the roost
    -Lots of emphasis put on making fun games, but it doesn't happen
    -Direction comes from up top, but is rarely followed or enforced
    -Depending on org, there may be no direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open with communication and actually give direction. No org should go months with no idea of OKRs, or hear randomly from someone else how bad they are doing. Not only should direction should be given, it needs follow up to make sure people are doing work that is in accordance with that direction.

    On top of that, Managers need to manage. Too much freedom is a bad thing. If you don't assign work to someone then they have no idea what to do, which does not allow them to grow as an employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked there pre-Farmville; incredibly smart colleagues

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zynga

    Pros

    Smart people with whom to work; people worked incredibly hard; demanding environment

    Cons

    Learned a ton; very little challenging that I could see of CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not relevant as left several years ago.

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