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Zynga Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Public (ZNGA)
Video Games
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games.

To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & ... Read more

Mission: "Connecting the world through games"


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Zynga – Why Work With Us?


Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games.

To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide.

Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with studios in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland.

Why work at Zynga?

Phuong Phillips, our Chief Legal Officer, explained her choice to join the Zynga team using these three criteria:

  • Do I understand the product?
  • Would I use the product?
  • Will my family be proud of      where I work? Will influencers in my life be proud of where I work?

Her answer to each - especially the last question, was a resounding YES!

At Zynga, we use the opportunity with each hire to create our culture - beyond “fit,” we ask what each potential Zyngyite can add to our team and what uniqueness they bring to broaden our perspective and skill set.

Be a Part of Zynga's Future

Zynga pioneered the social gaming industry by bringing free, social, and accessible games to people around the world. But life at Zynga is about more than making games – it’s about positively impacting people’s lives by creating innovative, next-generation entertainment experiences. Come join us in shaping the future of play.

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Perks and Benefits


Zynga offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees. We pay 100% of healthcare premium and 75% of your eligible dependents’ premiums.

** All Perks & Benefits Vary Per Zynga Location **

Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision

Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-Term Disability

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Retirement plan and Company match

Commuter and Parking benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Open vacation policy

Perks

Zynga offers these extra perks to help promote healthy work-life balance:

Free onsite gym and fitness classes

Health & Wellness programs

Daily breakfast & lunch

Shuttle services to BART

Relaxation lounges with arcade and console games

Loaded snack kitchens

Artisanal coffee bar

Weekly and monthly events & happy hours

Onsite dry cleaning services

Retirement education

Pre-paid legal plan

Business travelers’ assistance

Donation matching program

Indoor bicycle parking

For Pups

For your canine friend, Zynga offers the following:

Every day is “bring your dog to work day”

Subsidized pet insurance

Rooftop dog park

Homemade dog snacks


University Relations

At Zynga, we’ve developed internship and new grad programs that are profoundly meaningful to both the mentor and the mentee. Both parties work together to innovate, learn from, and challenge another in a dynamic and stimulating environment. Join us and help build the next generation of social games.

New College Graduates

Our goal is to challenge you intellectually and creatively, and your career growth is our priority. As part of our New College Graduate program, we jumpstart you with an intensive, weeklong boot camp to bring you up to Zynga speed. After six months, we'll work with you to apply to other positions within Zynga and try a new team or even a new location. We have New Grad opportunities within Software Engineering and Product Management teams.

Internships

Here, Zynterns win the work-study lottery. You get all the office perks of a full-time employee, and you’re treated like one too. You’ll work on projects that matter, build your professional network and gain valuable experience in the social gaming industry. We offer a variety of paid internships year-round. These positions are open to any student within two years of graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D.

The Perks of Being a Zyntern:

  • Impactful work that is virtually indistinguishable from that of a full-time employee.
  • Challenges to get the full experience of what it’s like to work for a fast-moving company
  • Yes, our internships are paid!
  • Delicious free food and snacks
  • Access to gyms/memberships

Check out Internship and New Grad opportunities here!

Careers at Zynga

Engineering

Zynga Engineers don't just develop some of the world's largest games, they deliver some of the world's cutting-edge mobile and web client technologies. Our engineers are blazing trails in all facets of game development.

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Product Management

As a Product Manager at Zynga, you are helping build "play" as a vital part of the planet's largest social gaming network. Our games span multiple platforms, diverse genres, and a global audience on both mobile and the web. It's your job to get players in the door, rigorously analyze trends, drive engagement, and help innovate & design new products and features.

Join our Product Management team today!


Design

Designers at Zynga come in all shapes and sizes. We tell stories, balance economies, craft mechanics and develop new games concepts. These are just some of the many roles that sit beneath the multi-colored fun-brella that is game design. If you want to connect the world through games, this is the design department for you.

Join our Design team today!

Diversity at Zynga

Who can leverage to enrich my Zynga Experience?

In short, everyone. We are cultivating a culture that measures our success by the ability for everyone with capability, passion and drive to find opportunity. Zynga has several employee resource groups from all backgrounds in the workplace like zPride, zParents and Women at Zynga (WAZ).

zPride was founded to nurture a great workplace for all by providing an inclusive and professional environment for LGBTQ+ employees. Our focus is to actively help employees succeed in their respective fields by providing educational tools, skill sets, and insights that help them become leaders. Our intentions are to educate our peers on the challenges each aspect of the community faces, to foster a more inclusive sense of community, and to build lasting relationships between Zyngites and their respective surrounding network.

The zParents group is comprised of Zynga’s working parents. Its vision is to provide an environment where parents, and their families, can meet, support and celebrate each other. zParents hosts opportunities to connect with other parents via onsite, and offsite, events. Monthly events have included movie nights, trips to sporting events, culinary classes, holiday parties, and adults-only mixers. It also teams up with the other ZERGs for family-friendly sporting activities and volunteer opportunities.

Led by our Chief Legal Officer, WAZ was formed to foster an environment that empowers women to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities. WAZ develops and sponsors enrichment programs around education and training, career development and community building. The group promotes Zynga’s long held value of being an organization that values diversity and equality and one that supports a culture of inclusion and respect. WAZ is taking action both within Zynga and more broadly to be at the forefront of female advocacy and enablement in Technology.

Zynga Reviews

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    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.

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Zynga Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Zynga (Bengaluru (India)) in May 2019.

    Interview

    After 2 round with HR they will give you the Practical test. After practical test is passed they will proceed to next round. Mostly Management is out from india. they will have video call for an interview. They will take 6-7 round with each department Head. Overall experience is good.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions regarding Gaming studio process and your approach towards work pipeline   1 Answer
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Zynga Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Mobile Game Makers 2019, Pocketgamer, 2019
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada / CANADA's TOP 100 EMPLOYERS, 2020
  • Best Company Perks & Benefits, Comparably, 2018
  • Best CEOs for Women, Comparably, 2018
  • Best Company Leadership, Comparably, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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