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"Favorite Job"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- great compensation and perks (free lunch/dinner, bonuses, gym, etc.)
- work has effect on the culture at large given huge audience; feel like you have a voice
- though it can vary by team, people are friendly and smart
- making games is more enjoyable than most other types of software development
- lots of exposure to new technologies / learn a lot

Cons

- can be long hours and weekends, esp. around game launches
- can involve travel at times
- stock is struggling, and aforementioned perks+compensation a bit dialed back as a result
- job security can be an issue if a game is not successful (though that is less the case for engineers)

Advice to Management

Find better ways to support innovation. Where's Zynga's Angry Birds / Bejeweled / Mario Bros. / etc. i.e. brilliant, original classic game?

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "Great culture - fascinating products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad, no respect for technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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