Zynga - 2000 CEOS, Central Mission Missing Across Teams, Brilliant and Hard Working Peope | Glassdoor
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"2000 CEOS, Central Mission Missing Across Teams, Brilliant and Hard Working Peope"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Super brilliant and hard working people, fast advancement for those who work hard and know the politics game well, great benefits, flexible work schedule, love the mission of connecting the world through games, and long term growth potential is great.

Cons

Too many cooks in the kitchen with everyone thriving on competition and politics to get ahead-at the detriment of the companies long-term mission. It was a great company 2 years back but since, a lot of turn over of veterans and new management.

Advice to Management

Focus on a central goal and make sure all teams stick to it. Think long term and hire people who are there for the long haul.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (4)

    "The worst possible work environment and culture imaginable."

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    Former Employee - Studio General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Studio General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work here. Good food & coffee, free snacks. Video games and nice gym on main campus.

    Cons

    CEO has no idea how to run a large company. Constant thrash and pivots. CEO says stuff like, "When you come to the conversation understanding that I'm always right you'll have a better outcome." This company cannot succeed with current management in place. Highly, highly political environment, not a meritocracy as they say. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


  2. "Hard working, hungry, ambitious company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, high quality, highly motivated and straight-shooting folks
    The Zynga spirit drives the company to be successful and pushes through challenging times
    The constant quest on how to be more successful, make better games, increase value for our players
    Yes, the food is amazing

    Cons

    The outside reputation and perception of Zynga are at least one year behind the reality of the current culture, which I have found very positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building up a more game development centric culture
    Push to hire the best talents

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