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Zynga Reviews

Updated July 8, 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 89 reviews)

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

  • Lots of indecision among upper management which comes down as thrash to the different teams (in 38 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great perks and nice environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Work Environment"

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    • 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Zynga Bangalore - An artist's perspective."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home.
    Lavish food .
    Comfortable timing.
    Very near to Trinity metro stn.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is very very less unless you become a yesman for managers.

    No transparency in evaluation process.

    High region/state based office politics.

    Incompetent Art Directors - Acting art directors have very very less/no knowledge skill and achievement in the field of gaming.

    Few managers ,for the sake of own performance, are going for mindless cost cutting. Projects have been outsourced to cheapest and most incompetent vendors thus extensively hampering the product quality.

    Communication is much more important to your actal core work skill, thus generating a workforce of braggarts.

    Most of the principal artists have almost less or no technical knowledge.

    Huge tax deduction from salary and finance team is extremely non cooperative hence you actually loose a big amount in your actual net salary.

    Advice to Management

    You need a major evaluation of your workforce hierarchy and pull down the incompetent people and replace them with real skilled workforce.


  5. "Learned, loved, laid off, moved on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A leader in their field,
    I started as a contractor and was promoted several times over the 3 years I worked there. The majority of the people there are skilled, friendly, great people and I really enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    I was part of a mass layoff

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (1)

    "After 18 years, a great place to be"

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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 (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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Dumbest Leaders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food- but cost cutting going on day by day
    No work - If you join as Producer
    GMs- are fit to be facility managers than product owners

    Cons

    -Politics, Politics, Politics..
    GM/Producers of the game - FarmVille are hired from AIDMK party. they just know politics. Nobody have any idea about product.
    Zynga US management should seriously consider re structure management in India

    Advice to Management

    join some political party than working here

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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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

    Pros

    Challenging, launched a game title and have learned a ton

    Cons

    There is a bit of politics, but not too bad
    The company is still in the transition stages of its strategy, so there's a lot of differing opinions along the spectrum

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the strategy -- once we start to see results I think people will start to gain confidence in the direction of the company


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Make games here!"

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

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to make huge changes in existing and new games, working with people with lots of expertise and experience, and world class facilities and amenities.

    Cons

    Not a lot of big games to work on currently, disconnection between studio communication, and continuing to fight consolidation in the game market.

    Advice to Management

    We need to continue to design and create games in house vs. acquiring external studios then closing them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Service Delivery Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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