Zynga

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10 people found this helpful  

Think twice before coming to work here.

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

I worked at Zynga

Pros

The company spends an excessive amount of money to provide their employees with food, snacks, freebies, weekly happy hours, and team outings.

Cons

Unlimited vacation and no formal vacation policy means no vacation build-up and leaves you wondering when if at all, time can be taken off. If you leave the company for any reason, there is no pay out (however, no company is required to do so).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide training opportunities for all departments. Focus on retaining current talent and not constantly replacing people as the company evolves. A successful company also cares slightly about employees without necessarily throwing down money. Departments that deal with employees directly need to be readily available and know what they are talking about, otherwise this can be potentially a huge liability.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's awesome but you have to want it

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

    I have been working at Zynga

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you want it
    Cool cutting edge tech
    Meritocracy
    Great benefits (health care, gym, perks, food, parties)
    Celebratory
    Rocket ship
    Successful
    Great people
    Take really good care of employees
    Lots of promotions if you work hard and show results

    Cons

    It's still a start-up, so work hours can be long
    It's not google or microsoft where it's all figured out
    Some of the same people get rewarded a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's been better since you hired HR people; help people learn to ask for vacation and rest; try to realize that you don't have to hire so many people to do the same work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 20 people found this helpful  

    No work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga

    Pros

    You can bring your dog to work.

    Cons

    You can expect to work 12 to 15+ hours a day, Mon through Saturday. You get free meals, etc. but that's because they don't want you to leave the office. It's disorganized and chaotic, though they like to call it "moving at zynga speed". Game design is led by Product Managers (not game designers). Focus changes on a daily basis and you're expected to constantly change direction, yet keep to schedule - hence the working long hours, six days a week.

    There's is no work/life balance - everything revolves around the company. Quarterly bonuses were much lower than what was said in the interview.

    No vacation policy (they say you should take some when needed), yet people were denied vacation or asked to work while on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and spend time in pre-production so that you don't over work the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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