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Zynga Reviews

Updated July 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 (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun place to work, great employees

    Cons

    Bad leadership team no clear direction

    Advice to Management

    get rid of existing management team


  2. "Awesome High performing Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Food
    Smart driven People
    Development
    Good working hours
    Fun
    Amazing Gym
    Massage
    Good location
    Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Need more learning and development

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Teams, thrash among upper management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small teams where you can have a large impact, make video games for a living, your work reaches a large amount of people.

    Cons

    Lots of indecision among upper management which comes down as thrash to the different teams. Greenlight process for games is unclear, so its hard to tell how funding works.

    Advice to Management

    Have a consistent


  4. "the thrill is gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    exciting market, enthusiasm and fun. Culture is focused on having a good work / life balance. Facilities are interesting. Food is terrific.

    Cons

    management is lost. turnover at the top, middle management constantly trying to please inept executives

    Advice to Management

    get focused.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a meritocracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn from working on various projects and from peers are very good for the self-driven employee.

    Cons

    The company's managers and senior leaders have not necessarily espoused company's core value of meritocracy advocated by the CEO. The system allows for any manager to negate an employee's contributions with their bias.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair.


  6. "Incredible Place to Work"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -great minds
    -great food catering

    Cons

    -Terrible marketing team
    -Terrible management
    -Incapable to keep up with the trending market

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to say due to it's "you made your bed, now lie on it"effect that Zynga has done to itself over the years.

  8. "Company"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FUN and Collaborative"

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Copywriter"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great network of people. Lots of opportunity to wear multiple hats. Fantastic benefits. Good resume builder.

    Cons

    Long hours churning on snap decisions that haven't been well thought-out. Poor upper management seems largely uninterested in the actual gaming industry. Unconsciously misogynistic culture.


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