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"smart people, amazing HQ"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

*The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house gym, you really feel taken care of at Zygna.

Cons

*As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy to get caught up with work here, and things move very fast. Definitely not a suitable place for everyone.

Advice to Management

Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and CS, not just number crunchers.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good perks, but terrible work/life balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good perks,
    Lots of money,
    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance
    Easy to get disenchanted with game production working at a game company like this


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It's all right, but depends on which team you're on."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks
    Hours are okay (depending on what team you're on/which manager you have)
    Happy Hours with free beer/wine/pizza every Friday
    No vacation/sick day policy, take as many days off as you need, up to 1-week per quarter.
    Salary is great/on par with industry standard or higher

    Cons

    Depending on which team you're on, there might be severely little creative freedom
    Artists tend to get the short end of the stick for bonuses/recognition
    HR is made up of cheerleaders that only care about each other and not employees
    Witnessing thousands upon thousands of dollars wasted on frivolous things around the company.
    Company is enormous; can make you feel more like a number than a human-being
    Managers were promoted rapidly without proper training
    Sometimes completely impossible to switch from one game team to another

    Advice to Management

    Currently, there are management-improvement meetings that you can go at your own will. Make it mandatory. Witnessing someone get screamed at in the middle of the office is highly unprofessional. Have HR members that don't roll their eyes at employees whenever they contact them for help.


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