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Zynga Reviews

Updated June 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 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)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Challenging and Rewarding"

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Zynga for nearly 4 years and my experience has been phenomenal. I've never worked in an organization that truly provided opportunities for employees to catapult their careers to the next level. The company fosters a creative and collaborative environment. My team is amazing - we work hard and have fun doing so. Overall, company culture is improving with Mark's return and I'm optimistic about what the future holds for Zynga. Perks/Benefits are fantastic. Cadillac medical/dental/vision plans where Zynga pays 100% of premiums for employees. 401k match, great workout facility and the culinary team is top notch.

    Cons

    The leadership changes have been tough on some groups but I'm hopeful that Mark and his staff will get everyone back on a path with a clear strategic direction.

    Zynga represents a meritocracy and while it may not be for everyone, folks that are ambitious and motivated to help the company through this transition will do very well here.


  2. "Game company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, OK work life balance, friendly people

    Cons

    Product/project timeline changes too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Better mid-term planning on projects to meet the KPIs.


  3. "Product Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    smart co-workers, perks, great location in SF, data-driven, testing mentality, ownership, opportunity to release a dozen times per year

    Cons

    very little professional training, in-fighting across divisions and disciplines, game-making is very difficult and stressful

    Advice to Management

    needs a much stronger of deciding a rolling 18-month slate (future production)


  4. "Awesome!!"

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

    Pros

    Puppies!
    Free food/snacks/lunch.
    Great benefits and perks.
    Learning and field trip budgets.
    Life drawing sessions.
    Excellent culture.

    Cons

    Tasks can be a little chaotic and unclear.
     Organization could improve.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, fast-paced place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Team is a supportive group of people who care about the company. The perks are great. Growth in career is attainable. Fun culture and dogs!!

    Cons

    Sometimes feels as if there are roadblocks to getting your job done due to changing priorities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Zynga the best company I have ever worked for. Outside of Zynga just being a fun and exciting company, the people are the smartest and friendliest I've ever met. Career growth is encouraged and they invest in all of their employees. We all work very hard and are rewarded generously for our output. We also play hard. We have weekly happy hours, we have a great culinary staff who feeds us morning, noon and night, and we celebrate our accomplishment regularly.

    I love my team and all of the game teams that I support. My manager is very supportive and my business partners from other teams are the best of the best.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about Zynga... best decision I've ever made to come work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "Awesome"

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

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

    Pros

    Favorite place I have worked, helped me further my skills. Paid for my training

    Cons

    Pay was a little on the low side


  8. Helpful (1)

    "FUN and Collaborative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Zynga has such a fun and collaborative environment for their employees to thrive in! The office space is inviting and gives a chance for employees to be innovative. There is a lot of cross-functionality and so much opportunity to learn from individuals who have been in the business awhile. There are many perks: free breakfast/lunch/dinner, onsite gym, wellness services, dog friendly, and much more! The people make it great.

    Cons

    Some slight turnover, but I feel optimistic retention will be better in the near future.


  9. "Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great energy and a positive outlook for the future of games at Zynga. The culture is great and there are lots of perks such as bring your dog to work, bring your kids to work, free meals and plenty of snacks

    Cons

    I have not found any thus far

    Advice to Management

    Execute on the strategy and continue to make Zynga a fun place to work.


  10. "Incredible Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    People here at Zynga genuinely passionate about their work with the goal of connecting the world through social games, and creating meaningful relationships for players. Zynga has great opportunities for growth and learning, especially for high performers. There is a strong “work hard- play hard” mentality across teams and people’s careers are rewarded tremendously. It’s a dynamic environment, surrounded with smart, driven, and motivated people. The office space itself is open and inspiring and they provide amazing benefits to reward employees (gym, 401K match, free food etc.). It’s rare to find a company with such a strong culture and mission.

    Cons

    I feel very optimistic about Zynga’s future.


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