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Zynga Reviews

Updated March 22, 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 88 reviews)

Cons
  • Since it's a gaming company there's literally no work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Upper management tends to micromanage causing a lot of the thrash (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Service Delivery Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, I have learned a lot in this company.
    All lot of free stuff like food, drinks and activities.

    Cons

    The company's direction and strategy is changing too often and the future is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Continue invest in your peoples.
    Adapt to what the market is not what you want it to be.


  2. "Good PM culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pm culture and talent

    Cons

    Poor career management and PM leadership


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Worried for the future..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun environment, relaxed atmosphere, good benefits.

    Cons

    With the newest CEO coming in (from EA no less) I felt the company was becoming more geared toward making money at the expense of their employees. Benefits and bonuses were being cut and several of my coworkers were laid-off as a result.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "They have the best PTO policy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO is a very good policy. You can take breaks as long as your supervisor allows it.

    Cons

    In-house restaurants are not good enough.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Perks were great at first. Free gear. Food and gym

    Cons

    Things are starting to get taken away little by little.


  7. "Zynga..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Some great people and some great perks

    Cons

    Management changes led to stability issues


  8. "Salary review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture. Varied disciplines to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance isnt so good.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A steady job in the Indian Game Industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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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

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Until Layoff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, and alright atmosphere

    Cons

    Not as creative as anticipated.



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