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"Mafia"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place for a seasoned game designer to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The free food is nice. The people I worked with were genuinely friendly, very talented, and most are highly motivated.

    Cons

    Web development culture has little understanding of game development. The company lacks agility and relies too much on the same formulas again and again. Little forward thought or drive to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Remove Product Managers from the game design process. They should exist in an supervisory capacity, ensuring that profitability is addressed, but should not be making design decisions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Glacial customer support"

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    Former Contractor - Game Designer
    Former Contractor - Game Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Games have a lot of promise.

    Cons

    They don't seem to have a clue about what frustrates players or how to balance competion within their games. That also means they don't realize that happy customers become paying customers and and angry customers just quit.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer and less on spamming them for in-game purchases. the former will lead to the latter.

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