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Zynga Toronto Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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Toronto, ON (Canada)

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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. "Best Job Ever!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture.
    Open and friendly employees.
    Zynga takes good care of its employees - lots of perks.
    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    No cons as of yet!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance
    - Great people to work with, a lot of them are smart and also fun
    - Lots of social events
    - Awesome perks, one of the best in the city (free lunch every day, breakfast too if you like bagels+cereal, half your commute reimbursed, free phone+plan, free goodlife membership, great insurance coverage)
    - We're growing
    - Flexible hours, you can work from home often

    Cons

    - Inter-team politics add unnecessary complications


  3. "Awesome"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture and people
    - Get to work on fun games

    Cons

    - Games seemed to get canned very often


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  5. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zynga full-time

    Pros

    - Great people and culture
    - Highly visible portfolio of games
    - Competitive salary, benefits
    - Flexible schedule & WFH opportunities

    Cons

    - Toronto office is less focused on new creative, more geared towards supporting existing titles

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture! Very positive environment that's focused on delivering results, not advancing a select few's careers. SO important to keep it this way.


  6. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Software Engineer (Games) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer (Games) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Cool culture
    - cool people
    - free food

    Cons

    - co-ops are usually put on the lesser important games, although sometimes they get to work on new games


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment with great perks"

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    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team in Toronto is dedicated to the product. Great place to intern

    Cons

    Manual testing is tedious


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and culture! The perks are one of the best and definitely a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Product vision maybe a little behind from the current generation of mobile games

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "QA Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Internship in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks
    Fun smart people to work with
    Happy hour fridays
    Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Company seems to be going downhill with layoffs and people quitting, although management is reassuring workers otherwise

    Advice to Management

    No complaints about management


  10. "UI designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great talent to work with

    Cons

    there are some remote office communication issue


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Good at first, downhill after that"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people
    - Very interesting projects
    - Decent enough office
    - Good life work balance, none of the crazy forced hours seen in SF

    Cons

    - Culture, over time, started to become more and more like the one in SF
    - Managers have no idea what their reports are working on
    - Bonuses, awards, etc are all very much tied to how well you can play the game and suck up to those in charge. Hard work gets you nowhere if you don't make sure people know about it
    - The people at the top of the company are an embarrassment who act like children
    - Too many inter-team politics, things are not done for the greater good but rather for the good of various teams and/or individuals

    Advice to Management

    People are not happy with how things are run, listen to them or you will keep loosing talent.


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