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Zynga Bangalore Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Bangalore, India Area (India)

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Pros
  • Many non-cash benefits such as free breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as, free starbucks style coffee (in 36 reviews)

  • Benefits - Free food, relaxed work environment, centrally located (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • Since it's a gaming company there's literally no work life balance (in 61 reviews)

  • Lots of indecision among upper management which comes down as thrash to the different teams (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great perks and nice environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks and compensation. Chill place to work

    Cons

    Senior management is not good

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear roadmap


  2. "An awesome company from the farmville era"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SSE in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - SSE in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will get to work with awesome talented people.

    Cons

    Very bad at stock market.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Dumbest Leaders"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food- but cost cutting going on day by day
    No work - If you join as Producer
    GMs- are fit to be facility managers than product owners

    Cons

    -Politics, Politics, Politics..
    GM/Producers of the game - FarmVille are hired from AIDMK party. they just know politics. Nobody have any idea about product.
    Zynga US management should seriously consider re structure management in India

    Advice to Management

    join some political party than working here


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A steady job in the Indian Game Industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Content Designer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Content Designer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) People - You'll have fun in the Bangalore office
    2) Work - Most games are live ops which are still played by lots of people.
    3) Benefits - Free food, relaxed work environment, centrally located
    4) Data-driven - Learn from the best about how to use analytics to make better decisions

    Cons

    1) Not player focused - Hard targets from upper-management pushes game teams to make games payer oriented. Great in short-term. Very bad in long term.
    2) Unsure future - Stock price is terrible. Regular top-management changes. Each change brings a new strategic shift.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zynga is very unique in terms of its culture, most of the people in the team will be young and spirited. You have quarterly team building events and a creative vice always in office

    Cons

    Long Hours, Stress, Repitative Job


  6. "Awesome Place to Work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    You get opportunities to learn cutting edge technologies.
    Free food and soft drinks.
    Your work directly reaches to Billions of Players.

    Cons

    None, will come here and review again if i see any.


  7. "Great place to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, flexible timings, gaming culture

    Cons

    None. More effort, more rewards

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work

  8. Helpful (7)

    "A Neutral Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open office culture still lingers. Democratic atmosphere to some extend.

    Cons

    This is as neutral and as honest assessment that can be made of Zynga's India facility.

    The situation at Zynga-India is honestly a mix of pros and cons. The only question is which outweighs which. while we should wholeheartedly recognise all efforts made by some dedicated people who are much passionate about gaming, there are some glaring and outrageous negativity that cant be overlooked.

    The whole place is swarming with producers and managers. You cant literally walk the floor without bumping into a producer or manager. Most of the people who are part of the actual workforce doesn't have a chance of any recognition or career growth, while the mouth babbling, long-winded producers/managers reap all benefits and share the perks between them. They are cutting down man-power in actual workforce day by day, and actually recruiting more and more to their creed. Its a pathetic situation where managers/producers take pride in taking advantage of people who do the actual work.

    There are numerous and impossible hurdles that a worker has to accomplish to attain a level-up or a salary hike. On the other hand, managers/producers liberally promote each other and enjoy easy growth and massive compensations, all at a cost of excising their tongues.

    Its a well known fact, as far as Zynga-India is concerned, skill at work doesn't get you far in this concern. A mouth blabber always win over a skilled professional here. The top management is simply not able to differentiate between a skilled worker and a charlatan or a quack. If you express your concerns and reasoning, you are kicked out. Many of the top positions are filled with people who posses no ability at all, their only qualification to be there being an unconditional readiness to go with every whims and fancy of the top management.

    Advice to Management

    Just find out an encourage the actual skilled workers instead of encouraging the mouth babblers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work culture and high employee recognition.

    Cons

    Company is loosing its stock value, there by affecting the perks and benefits the employees received earlier.

    Advice to Management

    Do something different since its high time you realize that, what worked is not working anymore!


  10. "Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to grow professionally. Free lunch which is as good as a five star restaurant. Lots of free goodies.

    Cons

    May need to stretch a lot most of the times. Teams in US treat you as a slave. Not all managers as technically advanced.

    Advice to Management

    No comments.


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