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"Some solid people, but not solid practices"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - QA Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Free gym, food, snacks, enough soda to turn you diabetic.
A lot of people are willing to teach you things if you ask.

Cons

Raises and bonuses are based loosely on a merit system that is reliant on goals set by your manager (who might or might not even understand what you do). Even meeting and surpassing goals can you get nothing.
Internal structure is designed to keep you in your job you were hired for, almost impossible to get into another department.
There is always lots of churn, hard to keep anything stable for more than a 3 month time frame.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't lay off your best talent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    While it lasted, it was a great gig. The perks were nice and the people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Their recent round of layoffs were "wrong place, wrong time" with no consideration made to skills, positions, seniority, value, etc. The company blindly cut teams right and left giving no consideration to who/what/when/why.

    Company sent an entire team to Hawaii not one month prior to laying off 500+ employees.

    If you are currently there or one of the new hires (Yes they are still hiring....explain that...) you need to get yourself on the Poker or FarmVille 2 teams as quickly as possible. It doesn't matter if you think another team has potential...Poker is the safest place to be. The company is crumbling one team at a time and those will be the last to go.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs have to happen, we understand that. Don't screw over your most passionate, loyal, and skilled workers (unless you were actually doing us some kind of favor by letting us out early before the entire place shuts down)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This company is disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good perks, free food, snacks and drinks

    Cons

    Horrible internal structure, quarterly based fiscally, no cohesion

    Advice to Management

    Needs complete restructure internally

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