Zynga - Pure startup mentality, where we went as fast as possible in a million directions | Glassdoor
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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
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (3)

    "There are much better companies to work for in the area"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still some good people working for the outfit, so if you are an intern it may be a good way to get industry experience. Otherwise it's a dead end job with a company that is going nowhere fast.

    Cons

    The company is a true and honest sweatshop. Zynga is not an innovator, but a replicator. If you consider yourself creative you have no business working for the company. It's all abou aping other people's games and making a quick buck while you are at it. This is not a sustainable long-term plan, the financials and the stock price show it. Zynga is stingy with salaries and "generous" with stock, that happens to drop like a rock.

    Advice to Management

    Pincus should let someone who knows what they are doing run the company. He is clearly not up to the task, nor are any of his lieutenants. Unfortunately, he would rather drive the company into the ground because of his ego.

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