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Zynga Canada Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Benefits - Free food, relaxed work environment, centrally located (in 90 reviews)

  • Many non-cash benefits such as free breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as, free starbucks style coffee (in 35 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. "Most enjoyable job in my career so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working in software for over 20 years and I can say with all honesty that working as architect at Zynga has been my favourite job in that time.

    - The people are easy to work with and a lot of fun
    - They're some of the smartest people I've had the pleasure to work with
    - I am provided incredible flexibility to work as I need in order to produce my best
    - I've created a large number of fun mini-games - each providing fresh challenges and satisfying rewards
    - As others have mentioned, the benefits are amazing
    - Social events are regularly planned and over time the team has become more like a family than coworkers
    - We work on projects at a scale that very few other employers can match - Zynga has millions of daily active users and one of the highest average user time spent in the industry - working here is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow your career at scale
    - There are good opportunities to advance in your career, and many employees have taken advantage of them
    - The companies products are timely and resilient - few apps can boast the life span of properties like Words with Friends, Zynga Poker, Farmville, etc

    Cons

    Like all businesses there are minor issues - market changes sometimes force changes in direction for instance - but these are normal in the industry. Compared to other companies, there are no cons at Zynga worth mentioning.


  2. "Good place to work at!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    - Many cool people who are passionate about their job
    - Cool Zynga product to work on
    - Good work environment
    - Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    - Lack of innovation in the gaming industry
    - Startup culture:
        There are not many events initiated by the company.
        Perks are limited. Food and snacks are not free anymore

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Great people to work with, a lot of them are smart and also fun
    - Lots of social events
    - Awesome perks, one of the best in the city (free lunch every day, breakfast too if you like bagels+cereal, half your commute reimbursed, free phone+plan, free goodlife membership, great insurance coverage)
    - We're growing
    - Flexible hours, you can work from home often

    Cons

    - Inter-team politics add unnecessary complications


  4. "Best Job Ever!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture.
    Open and friendly employees.
    Zynga takes good care of its employees - lots of perks.
    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    No cons as of yet!


  5. "Awesome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture and people
    - Get to work on fun games

    Cons

    - Games seemed to get canned very often


  6. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    - Great people and culture
    - Highly visible portfolio of games
    - Competitive salary, benefits
    - Flexible schedule & WFH opportunities

    Cons

    - Toronto office is less focused on new creative, more geared towards supporting existing titles

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture! Very positive environment that's focused on delivering results, not advancing a select few's careers. SO important to keep it this way.


  7. "UI designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great talent to work with

    Cons

    there are some remote office communication issue

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fun environment.. sometimes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Happy hour on Fridays
    Get to work with some of the newest technologies
    Super smart co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of constant pressure to meet arbitrary deadlines
    Quality is not a priority in the end product
    Management has very little visibility on who is actually doing a good job
    Perks are getting less and less and noticeably less month to month

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs to change now! Smaller development teams and with a purpose. Too many project managers. We don't need 3 PM's when there's only 4 developers!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Surrounded by greatness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with incredibly bright, passionate people ever day.

    Cons

    Our stock price seems to be in a real slump.


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