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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. "Hard working, hungry, ambitious company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Commit to the company and the mission and you will succeed and be recognized."

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

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

    Pros

    Start up feel with the security of a large company.
    Meritocracy - teams that contribute get rewarded as such.
    Management team - tons of industry veterans. Most recent reorg has everyone in the right roles.
    Data driven decision making

    Cons

    Work life balance is a problem for most. Unlimited vacation policy is rarely able to be utilized to decompress and detach from the office.
    High expectations from management with regards to turn around times that are sometimes unreasonable.

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