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"Ownership to own a problem or domain, speed of operation"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Freedom of operation, studios run as small businesses inside zynga

Cons

Work life is not balanced, too many HR reviews

Advice to Management

Sort out the green light process, HR should let business leads manage people

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Located in San Francisco, good perks. Good career opportunities if you join the right team.

    Cons

    Tough HR policies. Certain teams have poor working conditions and little concern for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up with the real money gambling and mobile gaming platform.


  2. "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?

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