Zynga Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Game Designer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee perks, Flexible timings, great pay

    Cons

    Bad upper management, Non deserving candidates are at higher position in company

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, don't be diplomatic


  2. Product Manager role at Zynga

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive learning for a Product Manager such as Data Analysis, understanding Subscription programs, creating business cases, A/B testing, inter-functoinal interactions, etc

    Cons

    Opportunity to work only for games towards the end of life-cycle. Zynga should try to develop / or get from HQ even more number of games towards early stage in the life-cycle, so that PMs can learn more about growing the business rather just holding the fort.

    Advice to Management

    Improve processes for promotions. Over dependence on 360 degree feedback for promotions may not give the right picture about the performance of a Product manager, as not everyone working in various other functions can understand the work required for being a successful product manager.


  3. Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Lot of perks * Free food 3 times a day

    Cons

    * No long term vision * Bad top level management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedbacks. Be careful when you hire managers


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  5. Good Pay, Good Benefits

    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Highly political upper management people


  6. Helpful (1)

    Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  7. 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.


  8. Great people, bad vision and growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Senior Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Producer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Art Producer in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    New and Improved Game design; Innovative Games


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good Learninf but uneven work distibution

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    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.


  11. Great place to work Loved the benefits and challenges

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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



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