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"Great culture - fascinating products"

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

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

Pros

Fast, entrepreneurial and very very meritocratic.

Cons

not for folks who need a comfortable and static environment.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

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    "Bad, no respect for technology"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, good bonus, no vacation limits

    Cons

    Fast work is valued more than smart/good work


  2. "Too many people with egos work for this company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    It was a lot of fun working with a gaming company and communicating with the players.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is the lack of communication between the staff at Zynga. If you send an email, most often they don't even bother replying. My new manager always find time to return emails and expects us to confirm important information always - and the great communication makes for a great work environment. When you tell them what the problem is, based on the voices of hundreds of very angry people, they don't look for a solution to the problem. They instead make excuses...

    Advice to Management

    Find real solutions to the real problems. If you have players complaining that they are getting goals for so many houses that they don't even have room to put them - if you can't slow down, at least find a way for players to make the most out of the virtual real estate they have. Learn to work as a team and learn how to communicate with people who are trying to make things better for the company. Listen to your customers, they are telling you what they want and what they hate. With anything technology it's all about keeping up with the rapid pace of change and staying ahead of the game. This is taught in basic programming classes! Zynga has not changed much since it launched besides adding some better graphics. But the games are all the same - and buggy as heck. Learn to value your core members - if you save your core members instead of seeking out new players, you will make at least 5x more profit. The only thing you have shown them is they better not trust you or invest in our company because you'll just shut the game down anyway. There's a lot that needs to happen, and the changes need to take place from the top-down.

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