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"The Best Place"

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Current Employee - Chef in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Chef in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Innovation,community, fun, opportunity, autonomy to be creative, diversity...

Cons

Gain some extra wait if you are not a work out person, the food is too god :)

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

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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)


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    "Long hours, very talented team, with poor consistency in direction from local upper management"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Very talented people to work with
    Innovation in online games
    Great career opportunities
    Relatively easy to move around the company
    Job security (until this recent layoffs across the company)
    - Quality food and beverages

    Cons

    Long hours (generally true with game companies)
    Struggling with identity as the first publicly traded social game company
    Variable hours/length of work days (being so responsive to live data, and running fierce deadlines)

    Advice to Management

    (of the studio) Really listen to the CEO, and really listen to and trust the people who are making the games. Inspire their passion about the project and provide freedom to create their visions of it (AND actually use those good ideas).

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