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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, and since 2007, more than one billion people have played one of our beloved franchises like FarmVille, Zynga ... 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

 


Zynga was founded in 2007 with the vision that play would become one of the core activities on the Internet. We pioneered social games with the belief that if we could make games simple, accessible and social the world would start playing. We are excited that games have grown to become the second most popular activity by time spent, even surpassing email. But we have a lot of hard work, innovation and growth ahead of us to create a future where social gaming is a daily habit for everyone.

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. 

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, 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.

https://www.zynga.com/careers/positions/categories 

 

Benefits

Zynga offers a comprehensive benefit package, which we pay 100% of healthcare premium and 75% of your eligible dependents’ premiums. The benefits we offer are:

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

In addition, Zynga offers these extra perks to make working at Zynga a rewarding experience:

Free onsite gym and fitness classes *

Health and wellness programs

Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday

Shuttle services to BART and CalTrain (SF only)

Relaxation lounges with arcade and console games *

Snack kitchens stocked with beverages, snacks and treats

Free artisanal coffee bar *

Weekly and monthly social gatherings and happy hours *

Onsite dry cleaning services *

Retirement education

Pre-paid legal plan

Business travelers’ assistance

Access to other employee discounts

Charity matching program

Indoor bicycle parking *

For your Canine Friend

For your canine friend, Zynga offers the following:

Every day is “bring your dog to work day” *

Partially subsidized pet insurance

Rooftop dog park *

Treats for your dog *

*Varied by 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 one another in a dynamic and stimulating environment. Join us and help build the next generation of social games.

New Grads

At Zynga, our goal is to challenge you intellectually and creatively, and your career growth is our priority. As part of our New Grad program we jumpstart you with an intensive, weeklong boot camp that brings you up to Zynga speed. After six months, you can apply for other positions within Zynga and try a new team or even a new location. We have New Grad opportunities within Sfotware Engineering and Product Management.

Interns

Here, interns 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 an Intern at Zynga:

  • We want to provide you with work that is virtually indistinguishable from that of a full-time employee. We want you to be challenged and to get the full experience of what it’s like to work at Zynga!
  • Yes, our internships are paid!
  • Delicious food! Yes, our interns partake in our delicious (and free!) gourmet meals every day – all lunches and dinners are provided Monday through Friday! And delicious snacks all day every day!
  • We also provide free gym memberships at certain locations.

Check out our open Internship and New Grad opportunities and apply today!


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Engineering and Product Management at Zynga

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Engineering

Zynga's 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 situation: the mission of connecting people through games. This requires us to continually push boundaries to discover the best solutions for all platforms.

Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by more than 100 million monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVille, Zynga Casino andWords With Friends.

Does this passion for game development spark your interest? Check out our open eningeering opportunities and join our team today: https://www.zynga.com/careers/positions/categories/engineering

Product Management

As a Product Manager at Zynga, you are helping to build "play" as a vital part of the largest social gaming network on the planet. 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 their behavior, drive their engagement, and innovate and design new products and features.

Zynga Product Managers are highly passionate about games and user experience. We work from facts rather than hunches; however, the success of our products depends not only on analytics but also on the creative quality of the fiction, mechanics, art and ultimately on whether or not playing is fun.

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


Women at Zynga

Women at Zynga is an employee-led organization with the mission to foster an environment that empowers women to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities. Women at Zynga 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. We encourage employees across all of our internal disciplines to participate in our events to gain insights, learn more about one another and discuss ways to grow and support the female workforce across the company.

Our Women at Zynga Advisory Board is made up of a cross functional group of long-time Zynga employees. Members share a passion for women’s advancement, gender equality and building inclusive cultures. The Board meets regularly and 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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    Easy lateral movement. Great employees. Lots of teams to choose from

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    Some bad leadership decisions. Sometimes slow to pivot.

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    Great place to work with some fun projects and perks. Leadership can be questionable.

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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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