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"Do Not Work Here"

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Former Employee - Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

really, there are not benefits

Cons

political. know nothing about games. disorganized and run by people who ultimately don't care about product.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "great experience that prepares you for your next position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most creative people I have ever worked with
    - Good Food
    - Great perks
    - Fun place to work

    Cons

    - Inconsistency in level-up/promotions. I have seen people that merit their award or level up, but it is very much about who you know and a lot of brown nosing.
    - The test team never gets the merit they deserve, they lost their leadership and now are lead by someone that never plays a game and doesn't listen to his team, and doesn't understand gaming
    - Too many producers that think they rule the world
    - They keep making the same game over and over and launch with the same issues
    - Great food...expect to gain weight when you work there
    - HR - no consistency in hiring, salaries, promos and every raise or hire has to be approved at least 5 times. Lose good candidates because the approval is sitting on the HR heads desk
    - No 401K match
    - Too many execs or upper management that don't understand what is happening in the trenches

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and look at your workforce, and give merit where merit is due.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not sure what the hype was ever about"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, food, snacks. Paycheck & benefits OK.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Pincus does deserve credit for seeing the Facebook wave before everyone else in the lineup, but that's about it. Maybe if he'd spent more time paying attention to what was going on instead of screwing others out of their stock or counting his $ after the best timed secondary offering ever, things would be different. Other big names (Van Natta, Schappert, Cottle, etc.) not worth $100k apiece annually let alone the tens of millions they walked away with.

    Advice to Management

    Too late...and they wouldn't take good advice anyway.

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