Zynga

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Frustrating

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Lead Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Great opportunity to learn about data-driven product management

Cons

Management doesnt trust the teams to make creative decisions. Lack of creativity results in bad bets that fail

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust the people you have hired. If you dont trust them, replace them with people you trust.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    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 (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
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    Director

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of perks free meals and gym access, beer bust every Friday afternoon

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from top management always changing direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your teams to create a long term plan for your staff that will grow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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