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49 English questions out of 49

February 27, 2020

What is paid time off like at Zynga?

Pros

Zynga is a public company wrapped around a group of startups, with each team having significant freedoms to choose their own technology, strategy, and designs without being forced to tow the company line on core decisions. The teams heavily embrace an open community within this ecosystem, and there is significant cooperation between these teams to share technology, processes, and code to allow sister teams to prosper as opposed to companies where teams are in constant competition over resources. Nor do teams have their technical / creative decisions restricted by a rigid company persona, or are forced to leverage specific technologies due to primarily political decisions. Sitting in between these teams is the Cloud Engineering team, which works with every team to support and disseminate new processes, technologies and patterns across this loosely coupled community. We enjoy the opportunity of tracking the different technologies, challenges, and successes from our peers, increasing our own knowledge base as Zynga continues to grow. In return, we focus on pairing solutions with partners throughout the company, and leading teams on the path of prosperity. Zynga in general has a very strong work life balance, with generous PTO (not gated by seniority), maternity/paternity leave, and benefits to care for your family and pets. Our team has taken this as a core tenet to balance the challenges of supporting such a wide variety of clients and their needs, by emphasizing the importance of regular PTO, predictable work hours, and the role of remote-work.

Cons

Zynga is a multinational, and many teams are relatively distributed across different offices and time zones, so communication is often electronic rather than personal. While this introduces us to friends and co-workers around the world, opportunities to work together in person are rare. Commuting time to our major offices like San Francisco can be challenging, so we heavily emphasize and subsidize public transportation or shuttles where available. Senior management has changed frequently in the past 10 years, shuffling organizations and strategy, but the current CEO has put Zynga into a continuous growth trend for the last couple years, and seems poised to have brought strategic stability.

Zynga in general has a very strong work life balance, with generous PTO (not gated by seniority), maternity/paternity leave, and benefits to care for your family and pets.

February 27, 2020

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January 27, 2021

Does Zynga offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good benefits package, decent base salary

Cons

Turn and burn approach to management. Many depts are extremely siloed. Management inflexible to SMEs. More than 50% turnover in analytics team in two years. Extremely adversarial amongst various departments.

Advice to Management

Don't hire people for positions that don't exist.

Good benefits package, decent base salary

January 27, 2021

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April 20, 2020

Does Zynga offer massages?

Pros

Zynga is such a fun place to work. The office is designed to foster creativity, collaboration and happiness; it is complete with 2 pool tables, 2 ping-pong tables, board games, puzzles and TVs with multiple gaming consoles and a ton of games. Each floor has a kitchen fully stocked with breakfast items, snacks and drinks. Novelty treats (i.e. cookies, cupcakes, nachos) are ordered in on Wednesdays and on Fridays we have a special breakfast, followed by a studio-wide end-of-week meeting with an interactive activity. There is also a studio-wide event hosted off-site each quarter which is always a ton of fun. For example, earlier this year we all went to a retro arcade bar near the office and enjoyed playing nostalgic video games and eating classic pub food. In addition to having such a collaborative, supportive and positive team environment, there are lots of opportunities for us to get involved in employee-lead resource groups (i.e. eco-sustainability, volunteer/charity, pride, etc). All in all, the culture and people at Zynga are amazing and make it such an awesome place to work!

Cons

None! We have been working from home since the beginning of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic which was tough at first (we all miss being in the office) but management has done an awesome job of keeping people engaged and happy with lots of virtual hangouts and activities.

Advice to Management

Keep it up!!

Each floor has a kitchen fully stocked with breakfast items, snacks and drinks.

April 20, 2020

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February 27, 2020

Does Zynga offer family leave?

Pros

Zynga is a public company wrapped around a group of startups, with each team having significant freedoms to choose their own technology, strategy, and designs without being forced to tow the company line on core decisions. The teams heavily embrace an open community within this ecosystem, and there is significant cooperation between these teams to share technology, processes, and code to allow sister teams to prosper as opposed to companies where teams are in constant competition over resources. Nor do teams have their technical / creative decisions restricted by a rigid company persona, or are forced to leverage specific technologies due to primarily political decisions. Sitting in between these teams is the Cloud Engineering team, which works with every team to support and disseminate new processes, technologies and patterns across this loosely coupled community. We enjoy the opportunity of tracking the different technologies, challenges, and successes from our peers, increasing our own knowledge base as Zynga continues to grow. In return, we focus on pairing solutions with partners throughout the company, and leading teams on the path of prosperity. Zynga in general has a very strong work life balance, with generous PTO (not gated by seniority), maternity/paternity leave, and benefits to care for your family and pets. Our team has taken this as a core tenet to balance the challenges of supporting such a wide variety of clients and their needs, by emphasizing the importance of regular PTO, predictable work hours, and the role of remote-work.

Cons

Zynga is a multinational, and many teams are relatively distributed across different offices and time zones, so communication is often electronic rather than personal. While this introduces us to friends and co-workers around the world, opportunities to work together in person are rare. Commuting time to our major offices like San Francisco can be challenging, so we heavily emphasize and subsidize public transportation or shuttles where available. Senior management has changed frequently in the past 10 years, shuffling organizations and strategy, but the current CEO has put Zynga into a continuous growth trend for the last couple years, and seems poised to have brought strategic stability.

Zynga in general has a very strong work life balance, with generous PTO (not gated by seniority), maternity/paternity leave, and benefits to care for your family and pets.

February 27, 2020

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May 10, 2021

Does Zynga have an auto lease program?

Pros

transparent company, good pay, good benefits

Cons

larger company so there is some red tape but that's expected

transparent company, good pay, good benefits

May 10, 2021

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