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"Don't lay off your best talent"

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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)

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was interesting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They give you a lot of money

    Cons

    They work you very hard

    Advice to Management

    Be more creative


  2. "The startup experience was great but once we got big things started to fall through the cracks."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator 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

    As a full time employee you receive awesome benefits, free gym membership, free lunch, dinner and snacks.

    Cons

    Dishonest employees taking advantage of the system and getting away with it, and with the knowledge of the manager.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the supervisors should be monitored more closely as they were seen harassing their employees.

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