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"Almost too good to be true."

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Current Contractor - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Zynga as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

For a contractor, free food isn't that bad. Not to mention, though I have heard horror stories of other studios, the particular studio that I worked in was pleasant and the people I worked with were friendly and helpful. Also, it was very refreshing to have a voice within the development process and be listened to.

Cons

One studio out of multiple studios which were pleasant... the same could not be said for the others, which were most likely due to the fact that many of them had the strong possibility of folding. In addition, sometimes the negative mentality of other contractors was very demoralizing at times.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning experience, but not everything i learned was worth learning."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free food & coffee! Bring your dogs to work!
    - Get to work on games that millions of people play.
    - Young, energetic culture.

    Cons

    - Lack of true long-term strategy. Arguably hit its peak already.
    - Poor management at all levels.
    - Very short-term decision making and constant "pivots".
    - Lack of creativity & imagination. Primarily numbers driven decision-making.


  2. "Mafia"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mafia in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Mafia in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    works great most of the time

    Cons

    doesn't always work all the time

    Advice to Management

    think more strategically

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