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Zynga Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Pros
  • Benefits - Free food, relaxed work environment, centrally located (in 95 reviews)

  • Many non-cash benefits such as free breakfast, lunch and dinner; as well as, free starbucks style coffee (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Since it's a gaming company there's literally no work life balance (in 61 reviews)

  • Bad location for Chicago office, lots of turnover in upper management (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Internship!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga as an intern

    Pros

    Great training.
    Challenging yet manageable volume work.
    Fun offsites and other events.
    Welcoming and friendly Culture.
    Strong Hackathon Focuses.
    Amazing perks!

    Cons

    Three times upper level managers would act interested in side-projects I created for Zynga, asking to meet but would cancel the day of.


  2. "Internship experience is amazing!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Producer Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Great events for interns to help them get to know the company and their role within it. Hourly pay is good, great experience for those interested in joining the industry. You also get 5 days of paid time off and a housing stipend.

    Cons

    Not a lot of attention is given to remote offices (non-San Francisco). They could do a better job of giving those locations special attention.

  3. "Great intern experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zynga (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience! Got to do real projects, and had a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    Not sure about the prospect of the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to be"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You know what you need to do in order to succeed

    Cons

    I do not own a dog that I can take to the office


  5. "good people, good salary, good benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary / benefit packages, good people, new CEO.

    Cons

    Stock has stagnated, but showing signs of going up this year.

    Advice to Management

    Leaving because stock (retention) plan expired and new bonus structure does not really replace it (could be worth $0, so must be accounted as such).


  6. "Great place with great mentor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Game Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Game Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zynga as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent diversity in the teams. Great mentors that give awesome feedback. Giving interns real jobs that help developing the skills.

    Cons

    There is no hiring for juniors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to R&D more and give them more freedom to try new platforms.
    New opportunities require enough resources.


  7. "Good place to work and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    get good experience working at scale (for engineers), nice work culture, great benefits, good management

    Cons

    some may not like the low matching for 401k, but other benefits are good.

  8. "Love it here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, great people.

    Cons

    Work can some time be a crunch though.


  9. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to be apart. The employees are really friendly and welcoming. Zynga treats everyone like family.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company can seem unorganized in management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "After 18 years, a great place to be"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked on pretty much every kind of game there is, I found a home at Zynga. I have made 5 MMOs, a first person shooter, an RTS and other genres. I have never been to a place that takes care of its employees better. I do not crunch. I get respect and praise. I am paid exceptionally well... and I have had over 4 years of this. Great place to work.

    Cons

    The CEO handoffs over the last few years have been problematic. However, from my studio, we have been given great respect and good treatment from the current CEO (Frank).

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving toward a unified goal to let the team rally behind. When leadership falters, so do we.


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