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Zynga Canada Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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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 90 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. "Good place to work at!"

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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

    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Super smart, super nice people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, lot's of smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Constantly changing direction makes forward planning very difficult

    Advice to Management

    stability and sticking to decisions go a long way


  4. "Best Job Ever!!"

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture Great People"

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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
    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

  8. "Great company!"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment with great perks"

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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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QA Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks
    Fun smart people to work with
    Happy hour fridays
    Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Company seems to be going downhill with layoffs and people quitting, although management is reassuring workers otherwise

    Advice to Management

    No complaints about management


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