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"Think twice before coming to work here."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company spends an excessive amount of money to provide their employees with food, snacks, freebies, weekly happy hours, and team outings.

Cons

Unlimited vacation and no formal vacation policy means no vacation build-up and leaves you wondering when if at all, time can be taken off. If you leave the company for any reason, there is no pay out (however, no company is required to do so).

Advice to Management

Provide training opportunities for all departments. Focus on retaining current talent and not constantly replacing people as the company evolves. A successful company also cares slightly about employees without necessarily throwing down money. Departments that deal with employees directly need to be readily available and know what they are talking about, otherwise this can be potentially a huge liability.

Other Employee Reviews for Zynga

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and excited place to work, combines the feeling of both Start-up and solid company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No1 company in Social gaming which has a huge potential
    Great package(salary, bonus, stock)
    Cool cutting edge tech
    Great benefits (delicious food, party, massage)
    Zynga is definitely one of the most successful in following 10 years

    It is the right place for the person who works hard and productive.

    Cons

    long hours of work, but it's the same for every start-up company
    Many Micromanagement
    Zynga is very ambitious, that's very correct, but it should have a clearer objective and strategy
    Have a clear company culture, this is very important for the company in future

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the micromanagement in company.
    Make a clearer vacation policy, every one needs break for some time.
    Reward policy also needs to be refined.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "No work-life balance, meritocracy for very few, politics over performance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - UI Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Company is successful and well-known
    - Free food, drinks, and snacks
    - Team trips to Vegas and other locations if your group happens to be "killing it".
    - Can bring your dog to work.

    Cons

    - The companies core values are lies.
    - Few positions get ownership over their work and performance
    - Constant politics and backstabbing make it hard for performers to see any real advancement.
    - Management is shuffled around often so promises don't need to be fulfilled and the next person can pump their team up about how they are going to make everything better.
    - Much of the companies management comes from EA, you can basically consider this EA on Facebook when it comes to how employees are treated, they know there is a never ending stream of new employees who want to make games and work at a big name so burning people out isn't a concern.
    - No tangible career path, requirements will never be defined, and opportunities to meet vague requirements are never given even when requested.
    - No formal vacation policy, which sounds good in theory but in reality it means there is always a new deadline and now isn't really a good time for you to abandon the team...
    - Deadlines are never based in reality, unless you consider a 60+ hour work week normal.
    - New hires receive no equity
    - People bring their dogs, some are great, others go to the bathroom everywhere, and add a funk to your work area.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees right, free food is not a substitute for recognition, promotion, and pride in the work you do.

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