Zynga Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Pros
  • dogs at work, compensation, free food (in 57 reviews)

  • Great perks, including great health insurance and free lunch and dinner (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance gets affected (in 42 reviews)

  • You are expected to put in incredibly long hours, but you will not be rewarded for your work as this is the norm at Zynga (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Good cafeteria, flexi-timings, great colleagues, fast pace.

    Cons

    - Managment indecisions, office politics can be bit too much (nepotism).

    Advice to Management

    Pls. support hard and honest workers rather than talkative clueless folks.


  2. Site Reliablility Engineer

    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment , lot of technologies to learn.

    Cons

    Not getting proper hikes and compensation.


  3. Great people, bad vision and growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people - amazing talent Fast release cycles

    Cons

    Bad Vision Artificial Pressure Horrible User point of view - it is a human psychological manipulation place.


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  5. Senior Producer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Producer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Art Producer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Collaborative environment; Competitive pay structure; Awesome games and talent

    Cons

    New and Improved Game design; Innovative Games


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good Learninf but uneven work distibution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good food - Lots of learning of how system, scalibility and coding can be worked/optimised - Supporting colleagues - HR, Colleagues. Managers even GM of the comapny in India is reachable at any time(literally) - Extreme visibility, people know you exist in team and are working on things which is always important.

    Cons

    - Tight deadlines at time screwing work-life balance (not always) - Software developers have more pressure than other teams like game design /art and even if design had fault in there end, engineering pays up spending extra hours to recitfy it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers than designers, you really need engineers more than designers to clean up the mess at times.


  7. Great place to work Loved the benefits and challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture and challenging role

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Pretty awesome bunch


  8. Associate Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment , Amazing food, free to learn new technologies

    Cons

    You are free to implement any ideas


  9. Great learning experience

    Former Intern - (Software Developer) in Bangalore (India)
    Former Intern - (Software Developer) in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere Helpful team members Encouragement to think of your own ideas

    Cons

    None that I faced during my internship


  10. Helpful (1)

    Needs structuring and planning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Works on great technologies as being a gaming company have to. Work-life balance is not an issue. With the new CEO company is moving to become a mature MNC. People were great but not now. Although hiring is going on which have attracted some great people to the company.

    Cons

    Rewards are not as per the mark. You might not get rewarded for your hardwork if you belong to some game whichi is not doing great.

    Advice to Management

    Make more planning and build games in India as well instead of just transistioning dying games. Also hire some better PM , all PM's currently are of no use although they are from IIMs.


  11. Not really a good place for engineers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Place to Work , Free Food, Good Opportunities for personal growth, you get to work on games played by thousands of players.

    Cons

    Not really a good place for engineers. Most engineers get to work on sunset games transitioned from the US with the aim of keeping the revenue stable for some time. Company not doing well ans has had multiple layoffs in the past



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