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"Laid back culture but needs some direction"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Free food: awesome food at the SF headquarters. Other satellite offices have food too but not even close to the HQ. They try to keep fresh fruit and juices everywhere.

 flexibility (depending on the team): if you are in a team like I am in (infrastructure) and the manager is cool about it, you will have the flexibility to work out of where you want. It really helps

good benefits: Blue-cross-PPO or Kaiser, dental offered free for employees. free GYM at the SF HQ, frequent events with food&booze.

good bonuses every quarter... particularly if you are in the game studios and you game does well.

Cons

Lacks direction. redundant work done a lot of times in the team. Upper management lets that happen. and some teams are working on things with no strong leads who can make strong decisions. Can't say is this is a common trend, since i have been here for less than a year. But i heard that there is a lot of shuffling of resources between teams going on all the time.

No 401K matching.

6 weeks maternity leave, which is the shortest i have seen in companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work at a company and on titles with strong name recognition
    -Future employers may think you know what you are talking about when it comes to "social" or "data-driven" game design
    -Free dinner

    Cons

    -Work mostly with idiots
    -Work unreasonable hours

    Advice to Management

    Learn to reward and value smart work, not just hard work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every amenity you would want in the headquarters, fully stocked kitchens and great meals. Managers are constantly looking out to help you in your career development. Fast iteration gave tons of room for improvement.

    Cons

    Some late nights trying to make deadlines, but most of the time this wasn't the case because of excellent Producers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on looking out for younger worker's career development. It's a huge motivator

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