Zynga Reviews

Updated June 15, 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)

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and culture! The perks are one of the best and definitely a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Product vision maybe a little behind from the current generation of mobile games

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. QA Analyst

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    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks Fun smart people to work with Happy hour fridays Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Company seems to be going downhill with layoffs and people quitting, although management is reassuring workers otherwise

    Advice to Management

    No complaints about management


  3. UI designer

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    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great talent to work with

    Cons

    there are some remote office communication issue


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good at first, downhill after that

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people - Very interesting projects - Decent enough office - Good life work balance, none of the crazy forced hours seen in SF

    Cons

    - Culture, over time, started to become more and more like the one in SF - Managers have no idea what their reports are working on - Bonuses, awards, etc are all very much tied to how well you can play the game and suck up to those in charge. Hard work gets you nowhere if you don't make sure people know about it - The people at the top of the company are an embarrassment who act like children - Too many inter-team politics, things are not done for the greater good but rather for the good of various teams and/or individuals

    Advice to Management

    People are not happy with how things are run, listen to them or you will keep loosing talent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Fun environment.. sometimes

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food Happy hour on Fridays Get to work with some of the newest technologies Super smart co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of constant pressure to meet arbitrary deadlines Quality is not a priority in the end product Management has very little visibility on who is actually doing a good job Perks are getting less and less and noticeably less month to month

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change now! Smaller development teams and with a purpose. Too many project managers. We don't need 3 PM's when there's only 4 developers!


  7. Surrounded by greatness

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (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.



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