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Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau
Frank Gibeau
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are many perks: free breakfast/lunch/dinner, onsite gym, wellness services, dog friendly, and much more(in 42 reviews)

  • "Free food, fun culture, good benefits(in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • "Since it's a gaming company there's literally no work life balance(in 62 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not good at picking the right games to develop(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, food, leadership, benefits

    Cons

    Nothing as of now. None

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Someone is always willing to lend a helping hand. The company direction is refreshing as we continue to hit our targets . Great benefits.

    Cons

    Direction of company has caused some people to leave, but that is not always a bad thing as it opens up opportunities to others who want to contribute.

  3. "Good studio and working atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Spacious, food included, good amount of RSU as compensation

    Cons

    Parking is not free, SF is not cheap to live

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bang average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Smart people, food, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    social skills needed to progress upward in the chain. No matter how hard you work, there is an inner circle of management in some teams who promote only people they like. Its sad to see politics deciding who gets promoted over talent

  5. "Smart People, on the Path to Be a Better Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Got to work with a lot of smart people from all disciplines. To prevent employee burnout from the earlier days of the company, policies had evolved to take better care of the employees and strike a good work-life balance. Design was also slowly getting a larger voice and a seat at the table.

    Cons

    At the time of my departure, designers were still expected to multi-task across different features, limiting the amount of creative explorations in the product. That may be a team-specific experience though.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Can’t complain overall"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good pay Balanced work style

    Cons

    Games have no direction or future

    Advice to Management

    Bring back creativity and fun.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Careful, can be toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    In appearance Zynga is great. Good salary, good growth, solid products.

    Cons

    There are some things that we don't dare to say, because there is pressure in hiding it. HR won't protect either because of the politics and the company would have blurry lines around harassment, toxicity, bullying whether it is towards foreigners or women. Careers can be great in the right team, but if ending up in a toxic team as there is no HR shield things can easily go wild and wound people deeper than a job should...

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    Advice to Management

    Protect your employees, make sure the place is safe and healthy and build a HR team that cares and has enough power.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "caution and avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    employee benefits are on par

    Cons

    everything is a facade. lures with pay, stocks (minimal sum value), upward mobility, culture. leadership does not care. politics, toxicity, favoritism, passive harassment is rampant. no autonomy or innovation, no basic infrastructure, nothing works. lame duck. be enticed if looking for a quick career move.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover and too political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive pay - Excellent benefits - Gym on site - Free food - Fun parties and activities

    Cons

    - High turnover and burnout - esp. marketing - Data dependent to point of paralysis - Environment is overly political and hierarchical - Too many chiefs who are not aligned - Lack of company mission and culture - Understaffed teams get pushed around

    Advice to Management

    - Staff appropriately for the output you expect. High expectations along with a lack of resources leads to burnout and breeds resentment. - Invest time in what matters, asking your people to constantly put out fires is not sustainable. - At Zynga, if you don't have data you don't have the power to get things done. You MUST hire people with analytical backgrounds AND provide them with the tools they need otherwise you...

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  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga

    Pros

    Zynga offers lots of perks and great benefits. The people are generally wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    It can be hectic and timelines/deadlines are more of a loose suggestion rather than anything anyone adheres to. This can make things pretty confusing and mean that far more things are added to a sprint than should be.

    Advice to Management

    You've developed a great culture with wonderful people. Might be worthwhile to reign in sprint expectations.

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