Zynga

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there is nothing good about Zynga except for the compensation

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Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

good compensation is the only good thing. Except for that I don't find any other good thing about this job!!

Cons

negative career growth ( the shitty management and politics will make you even forget your previous skills), inexperienced managers, not so knowledgable people left in the company anymore.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

please get some management skills and try to make sense!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mercenaries, not Missionaries

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people who came from consulting, investment banking, and a wide range of experience. Compensation was nice, good facade of meritocracy, office had ample food and snacks. Gym was a plus. I went back recently and I thought to myself that the place looks nicer than when I left, which is odd since the company's stock value has gone down.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, terrible leadership, idiotic management who had rose through the ranks by bullying individuals and humiliating people. Turns out when the stock price goes sour, all of these people run for the hills because they were only in the zero-sum company for the gain they could take from others anyway. I think I learned bad habits here that I'll have to recover from - like thinking that everyone else is out to get you and to think that company politics is how all companies are run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up a little guys. Stop trying to over-manage things. Instead, try to embody the parts of the bay area that make startups powerful. Focus on new platforms and stop trying to optimize and milk your way to profitability. Instead, test, iterate quickly, and be like the initial Zynga, not the one it's become.

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

    Good culture, perks & compensation / shaky decision making.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Great people, fun culture, good compensation and great benefits.

    Cons

    Poor decision making by management, didn't pivot strategy post IPO quick enough. Industry indicators were there for awhile before things started to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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