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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "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


  2. 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.

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