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Major dissatisfaction

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsPerks: food, gym, shuttle, salary, stock options.

ConsPeople are out for themselves and will step on your back and even lie in order to advance. They are still learning how to develop games and the talent pool reflects that. Major title inflation, particularly at the studio and team leads level. Clique-ish in the extreme, particularly between management and individual contributors. Constant shifting of teams and priorities. Creativity takes a major back seat, despite recent efforts. Content is not innovative and is reskinned over and over. It's as if a bunch of recent ivy league grads jumped on an emerging market, succeeded, hired their friends and are now trying to dictate how to make sophisticated, AAA video games. They don't play games, they don't review games. All the perks in the world do not make up for these major shortcomings.

Advice to Senior ManagementC level management needs to clean house at the E and studio lead level.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun people and environment.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros: The perks are great! Free food, lots of video games and they pay well too. Their benefits… Cons: Second round of layoffs just happened, but most viewed this… Advice to Senior Management: Hopefully the layoffs are all over. Doing a great job, but people are noticing a severe cutback in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Great people and a fantastic learning experience.

    Studio Operations (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Fast paced, meritocracy and good compensation/perks Cons: too many re-orgs, no clear strategy from c-staff Advice to Senior Management: pick one strategy and org structure and stick with it Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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