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"Pure startup mentality, where we went as fast as possible in a million directions"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You can write your own future at Zynga, but that means you have to be aggressive in pushing for your own needs.

Cons

Management never settled on a solid direction, so long term planning has never become a reality

Advice to Management

Plan for the future! don't over hire and stop treating everyone like a CEO.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "Great Place to work, Good Perks, Challenging Projects."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good Perks (Food, Arcade Games, gym, etc.,) , Projects / Skills look great on resume.
    * Challenging Projects.
    * Smart Folks.
    * Good Creative Freedom.
    * Technology driven approach.
    * Great Opportunity to build skill set even within the company.

    Cons

    * Work/Life balance for most part is just right, on occasion during crunch time can tend to shift the other way
    * Company has grown big but has maintained a startup culture.
    * Being a big company, there are a overlapping projects across multiple teams.

    Advice to Management

    * Keep Focus on growing Zynga.com Platform and build revenue model around it.
    * Focus on improving mobile platform.


  2. "Best in Class Data Driven Product Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really impressed with the infrastructure and processes around data analysis
    - Rigor around developing you via applied experience
    - bright people all around
    - great office/benefits

    Cons

    - obviously some turmoil in the press, but somewhat overstated IMHO- company just needs to deliver, which I believe it will
    - Certain tools needed to do the job well can be slow, impacting ability to move fast during certain hours
    - Long hours, but worth it to teach you how to prioritize and to get add'l experience which would take twice as long anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Set expectations appropriately and hit them both with Wall Street as well as with employees.

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