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Zynga Canada Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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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 60 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Surrounded by greatness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and culture! The perks are one of the best and definitely a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Product vision maybe a little behind from the current generation of mobile games

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment with great perks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team in Toronto is dedicated to the product. Great place to intern

    Cons

    Manual testing is tedious


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • 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. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  8. "Best Job Ever!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  9. "UI designer"

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    • 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


  10. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Software Engineer (Games) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer (Games) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Cool culture
    - cool people
    - free food

    Cons

    - co-ops are usually put on the lesser important games, although sometimes they get to work on new games


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Fun environment.. sometimes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


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