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Zynga Reviews

Updated October 19, 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. "Great Work Environment and Opportunities"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, free food, great culture and environment.

    Cons

    Bad location for Chicago office, lots of turnover in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to streamline management a bit more effectively.


  2. "Went downhill after IPO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun Environment to work for in the city

    Cons

    Not great company morals and ethics

  3. "Company on a turn-around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Connecting the world through games is an inspiring mission and over the last 2 years we have been executing well against that mission. Product Management is Zynga is still among the best in the industry and its a great place to learn, and grow quickly while making a real impact

    Cons

    Games is a hard business. Lots of competition and disruption.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear on strategy for the future.


  4. "Good place to work at!"

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    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


  5. "Great place to intern!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as an intern

    Pros

    - collaborative and friendly environment
    - fast paced
    - catered lunches and game time!

    Cons

    Work load is generally heavy, but this is expected.


  6. "Distinguished Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good franchises, lots of tech

    Cons

    Waste of resources, waste of people skills many times over

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your people


  7. "UI/UX design on a fun game that was unfortunately never released."

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    Former Contractor - UI-UX Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - UI-UX Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really fun office with free blue bottle cafe and a lazier tunnel when you first walk in. Always felt inspired there.
    I loved my team so much and stayed friends with many of them.
    Having Zynga on my resume gave me a kind of respect and prestige at other companies that endures to this day. This is funny because I've gained more valuable skills from other places but people just want to think of me as "the guy from Zynga." Fine with me. I'm not complaining.

    Cons

    Really thrashy environment when I was there (4 years ago) almost everything I worked in got shelved which is sad because of my secret products was so cool. But ultimately working there opened some awesome doors for me else where.

  8. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot!

    Cons

    Slightly hectic in terms or work hours


  9. "Super smart, super nice people"

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    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


  10. "Great perks and nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks and compensation. Chill place to work

    Cons

    Senior management is not good

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear roadmap


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