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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 leading developer of the world's most popular social games. Headquartered in San Francisco, our mission is to connect the world through games. Since 2007, more than one billion people have played one of our beloved forever franchises like FarmVille ... Read more

Mission: “Zynga today represents a unique combination of assets, talent and opportunity. No other company offers consumers our breadth of game offerings and dedication to combining consumer accessibility with fun and social.”- – Mark Pincus, Executive ... Read more

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    Zynga has cut a multiyear deal with Disney to make a future Star Wars game, giving the publisher access to one of the biggest licenses in the gaming industry. As part of the non-exclusive licensing deal, Zynga will take over live operations for the existing mobile tower defense game Star Wars: Commander, a 2014 release.

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Zynga – Why Work For Us?


About Us & Careers at Zynga

 

About Zynga

Zynga was founded in 2007 with the vision that play would become one of the core benefit in life. We pioneered social games with the belief that if we could make games simple, accessible and social, the world would start to play. We're excited that games have grown to reach so many different audiences. Through hard work and innovation, we love that we have the ability to Connect the World Through Games. 

Zynga transformed the gaming industry by bringing free, social, and accessible games to people in all corners of the earth. But Life at Zynga is about more than making games. It’s about positively impacting people’s lives by creating innovative, world-class entertainment experiences.

Come join us in shaping the future of play. 

We Care About You

Your time is valuable and we know that health and happiness go hand-in-hand. At Zynga, we offer inclusive healthcare packages and wellness programs, but we don’t stop there. From gourmet lunches to arcade lounges, gym memberships to dog parks - we want to help you maintain a good work-life balance.

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 & Benefits

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

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

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

University Relations

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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!

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Engineering and Product Management

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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.

Zynga faces a number of technical challenges — but many are unique to our mission to connect the world through games. This requires us to continually push boundaries to discover the best solutions for all platforms.

Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. Our teams work across a diverse platform of forever franchises such as CSR2, FarmVille, Zynga Poker and Words With Friends.

Interested in Mobile Game Development? Check out our open Engineering opportunities here 

 

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.

Zynga PMs are highly passionate about games and user experience. We work from facts rather than hunches. The success of our products depends on analytics as well as the creative quality of the fiction, mechanics, art and ultimately on whether or not it's fun.

Product Managers at Zynga make real products and have powerful data tools at their disposal. Our culture is very entrepreneurial. PMs build, create, analyze, and build again all within very short spans of time. 

Join our Product Management team today!


Women at Zynga

Women at Zynga is the longest-standing employee group in the company. Our mission is to foster an environment that empowers women to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities. WAZ sponsors enrichment programs around education and training, career development and community building. The group promotes Zynga’s long held value of supporting diversity,  equality and a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage employees across all of our internal disciplines to participate in our events to gain insights, learn more about one another. We also promote discussions on ways to grow and support our female workforce. 

The WAZ Advisory Board is a cross-functional group of dedicated Zynga employees. Members share a passion for women’s advancement, gender equality and building inclusive cultures. The Board is hands-on in shaping and designing program initiatives, planning events and representing Zynga as ambassadors across the professional disciplines we represent.


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Zynga Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Zynga (Carlsbad, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I could not have been happier with my experience in interviewing with Zynga as each and every person I spoke with was magnificent and wonderfully engaged throughout the process. It was exciting to speak with people who were not just passionate about their own contributions to the company, but equally excited about how I might complement and assist their work. In fact, one of the aspects that really struck me was just how personable each representative was in every interview. They truly cared about how the opportunity wouldn't just affect me, but also frequently inquired about my spouse and children too. Also well worth noting is that when my family and I suffered a severe impact, the individuals coordinating matters could not have been more accommodating or gracious in their support and notes of comfort. Truly, it was exemplary, greatly appreciated and a key reason why it only made me want to be a part of the company all the more!

    In terms of how the interview was handled, I had a series of calls initially that were all great followed by an on-site. After the on-site, there was a desire to just finalize some additional information, so that prompted one more set of calls before things were done.

    But in a process where far too many companies treat you more like a commodity than a human being, it was so refreshing (and appreciated) to be treated in such a respectful and humane manner.

    Interview Questions

    • "What Do Others Say About Your Work."   Answer Question
    • "What part of the development process do you like best?"   Answer Question
    • "At which stage in the development process do you provide the most value?"   Answer Question
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Zynga Awards & Accolades

  • Best Company Perks & Benefits, Comparably, 2018
  • Best CEOs for Women, Comparably, 2018
  • Best Company Leadership, Comparably, 2018
  • Top Place to Work - UK (NaturalMotion), GamesIndustry.biz, 2018
  • Top Mobile Game Developer, PocketGamer.biz, 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

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