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"Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good compensation and benefits, including free food
Far reach - your relatives, friends, and wife's friends probably play their games

Cons

They talk the talk but don't walk the walk - for example, "Be your own CEO" is a core value but they micromanage employees
Experience and knowledge of experienced employees frequently ignored - long hours by junior employees more valued than working smarter
The studios are second class citizens - if you aren't at the main office in SF your options are limited and you are much more expendable
Often mislead by management - optimism and a positive plan one day, then completely changed the next to something negative

Advice to Management

Change fast - stop depending on Facebook-only games and "the pinch" and "friction" to get customers to pay, and move towards pay for more fun and multi-platform games (mobile, tablet, console)

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Oh god, just don't."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Artist
    Former Employee - Lead Artist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I guess they feed you every day.

    Cons

    The food's not that good.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "thanks to zynga"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zynga Game Network Inc in Bogor, West Java (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Zynga Game Network Inc in Bogor, West Java (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    zynga is the best game in the world

    Cons

    want to give the best

    Advice to Management

    always the spirit without giving the slightest

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