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Zynga Reviews

Updated February 21, 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 37 reviews)

  • Benefits - Free food, relaxed work environment, centrally located (in 87 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. "Very good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    I'm very glade to work with Zynga. Its a nice company. Good pay and good food

    Cons

    No concerns so far .. Keep It up

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Associate Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work culture and high employee recognition.

    Cons

    Company is loosing its stock value, there by affecting the perks and benefits the employees received earlier.

    Advice to Management

    Do something different since its high time you realize that, what worked is not working anymore!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice team member, good life/work balance.

    Cons

    menu has not been updated since I joined Zynga.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Glory days are gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary if negotiated well, stocked kitchen and free lunch although these benefits have been reduced drastically in the recent few months and most others on the way out

    Cons

    Office politics, mediocre middle managers without competence staying put at Zynga for a few years driving the company down, work culture is terrible

    Advice to Management

    deliver on promises, focus on longer term goals than immediate results and remove incompetent people staying for many years on the basis of office politics


  6. Helpful (3)

    "So lucky to work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    My team loved what they did, and we enjoyed each other's company.

    Cons

    There were a lot of exhausting politics because there was a surprise CEO swap while I was there. Hopefully the new guy has things under control--from watching the news, it seems like he does!


  7. "Good place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training, and Zynga hires people with limited experience in tech/specific roles within tech

    Cons

    Lots of thrash and change in leadership direction


  8. "Lack of Vision & Empowerment"

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Local in city
    Good benefits like in house gym.

    Cons

    Poor Executive Leadership
    lack of transparency
    No Commitment to long term goals and execution.


  9. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Excellent company to grow professionally. Free lunch which is as good as a five star restaurant. Lots of free goodies.

    Cons

    May need to stretch a lot most of the times. Teams in US treat you as a slave. Not all managers as technically advanced.

    Advice to Management

    No comments.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Life at Zynga"

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

    Pros

    amazing (free) food, bring your dog to work, generous health insurance, great location, brilliant and innovative co-workers, relaxed dress code, work hard play hard

    Cons

    the growth opportunities in my area were limited and there were a lot meetings that didn't get to the point, everyone just danced around the issues. Change was slow and that is very costly for the gaming industry


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A potentially good Company, Bad managers and improper strategy, trying to copy other games instead of coming up with new"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Free 3 meals a day
    - Some great people with amazing talent (Need to spot them out from the crowd)
    - Competitive Pay

    Cons

    - Highly political upper management people specially in Game Design, the Leads maintain an attendance sheet when they themselves do not show up in the office
    - Office politics - Management does not care about talent or if you're a hard worker, promotions and bonuses go to the ones that are the loudest and lick their manager's feet
    - Creativity limited and constricted. PMs are the ones that run the show
    - The ones on the lower levels work extra, whereas the leads take all the credit

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the fake promises and reward the ones that are hard working, not the ones that don't work and lick their manager's feet or you'll soon be left with the ones that don't do any work



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