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"Great place to be a Product Manager"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Product Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Zynga gives lots of autonomy to product managers - you really do lead the direction for the product!
The nature of their product allows for really quick data analysis and ability to apply those learnings with new features very quickly. You'll be able to go from idea to release of features in days or weeks, not months. Numbers make people accountable: it will be clear whether you're features are doing well or not and why.

Cons

Focus on metrics can be a bit myopic at times... to the detriment of things that are hard to quantify like "fun" for users. Long term sometimes suffers at expense of short term
With power comes responsibility and sometimes long work hours (certainly with stress if/when your product isn't doing as well as expected)

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Organized Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Central Game Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Central Game Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to learn more skills than your title entails.
    - Working with fun, motivated and dedicated group of people (depending what department you are in).
    - A lot of flexibility with working from home as long as it is not abused.
    - Decent perks such as free breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    Cons

    - Constant reorganization among leadership; which disrupts workflow that may have been established already.
    - Constant demand to "innovate"; which creates issues with stability since innovating can disrupt a process when there should be changes to refine and better an already working process.
    - Very little opportunity to advance; unless you have "friends in high places".
    - Decisions by high level executives hurt other departments around them that would help our players.

    Advice to Management

    If you fix the games instead of constantly rolling out new products and features, the customers will be much happier and the Zynga name will not be as tainted as it is now.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Infrastructure is good. People are fun to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Flexible work. Flexible.

    Cons

    Stock is not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so scatterbrained.

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