Zynga Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
407 Reviews

3.0
407 Reviews
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Zynga CEO Don Mattrick
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85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food and snacks are good and did offset some of the salary cut the pre-ipo hired took (in 52 reviews)

  • Benefits, cool office environment, in house Gym, breakfast, lunch and dinner (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Most employees have a very poor work-life balance, especially around holidays (in 40 reviews)

  • Low morale coupled with long hours at my studio (in 25 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Surrounded by greatness

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work with incredibly bright, passionate people ever day.

    Cons

    Our stock price seems to be in a real slump.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Principal Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people, and seriously, nothing beats Game development in terms of engineering challenges.

    Cons

    Bad press and negative outside perceptions due to some unfitted employees (possibly from too many bad acquisitions and recruitments).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on hiring the right people with the right mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Zynga as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Every amenity you would want in the headquarters, fully stocked kitchens and great meals. Managers are constantly looking out to help you in your career development. Fast iteration gave tons of room for improvement.

    Cons

    Some late nights trying to make deadlines, but most of the time this wasn't the case because of excellent Producers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on looking out for younger worker's career development. It's a huge motivator

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Place

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    Current Employee - Chef  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Chef in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovation,community, fun, opportunity, autonomy to be creative, diversity...

    Cons

    Gain some extra wait if you are not a work out person, the food is too god :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    smart people, amazing HQ

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house gym, you really feel taken care of at Zygna.

    Cons

    *As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy to get caught up with work here, and things move very fast. Definitely not a suitable place for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and CS, not just number crunchers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    thanks to zynga

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    Current Employee - Zynga Game Network Inc  in  Bogor, West Java (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Zynga Game Network Inc in Bogor, West Java (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    zynga is the best game in the world

    Cons

    want to give the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always the spirit without giving the slightest

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Once in a lifetime opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zynga

    Pros

    Workplace is fun and exciting with plenty of perks! People are complaining about hours but then they want to go occupy some street when they are out of a job. Bottom line is if you work hard at Zynga you will be rewarded. If you slack and think no one is watching then you will learn the hard way that your just not cut out for the major league over here at Zynga!

    Cons

    I'd like to work on more games at once but I do enjoy the brainstorming events. I feel my voice can be heard at the events .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes on the road and hand up on the wheel! So far, I am more than satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    For me it is lot of entertaining games.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst

    I have been working at Zynga part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best sideline to earn money at home.

    Cons

    Some of my friends cannot gets the real meaning of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate to their employees from time to time to update them, if possible each and every one of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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