Zynga Employee Reviews about "long hours"
Updated Oct 29, 2020
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- "Great people and Supervisors." (in 150 reviews)
- "The benefits and perks offered are great and the teammates I have worked with are awesome." (in 116 reviews)
- "Free food (and it's good" (in 82 reviews)
- "1. great culture" (in 62 reviews)
- "good work/life balance when compared to the usual nature of game dev" (in 59 reviews)
- "The management is poor." (in 61 reviews)
- "Bad upper management, Non deserving candidates are at higher position in company" (in 33 reviews)
- "Some managers have made unethical and immoral decisions in the expense of the employees" (in 33 reviews)
- "Weak leadership." (in 26 reviews)
- "Lots of layoffs" (in 21 reviews)
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- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
I guess it's good unless you're spoiltJan 28, 2014 - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Employee benefits (free breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & drinks; onsite gym; health insurance; ...) AND unlimited PTO (that's my favorite one!) Don't usually have to work long hours The dogs are fun (given you like them, of course)
The company is fairly disorganized at all levels. There's no way to plan your work because unexpected hi-priority tasks arrive all the time. Often nobody actually knows what the exact request is and how to do it. It sometimes seems hard to get your manager to actually listen to you, and even if (s)he does, it will likely have no practical effect in the end. It's very clear that they're trying to save money as much as they can. IT once told me they don't have headphones because they're too expensive. On another day, I got a Macbook Air charger for my Macbook Pro because - guess what - they're out of Pro chargers and new ones are too expensive. They just stopped providing free onsite massages and haircuts (the services are still available, but you need to pay). They cancelled a planned game day as well as a planned Christmas party. We got an invite to come to the church on Sunday instead...
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organizationOct 26, 2012 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good compensation and benefits, including free food Far reach - your relatives, friends, and wife's friends probably play their games
They talk the talk but don't walk the walk - for example, 'Be your own CEO' is a core value but they micromanage employees Experience and knowledge of experienced employees frequently ignored - long hours by junior employees more valued than working smarter The studios are second class citizens - if you aren't at the main office in SF your options are limited and you are much more expendable Often mislead by management - optimism and a positive plan one day, then completely changed the next to something negativeContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Nice place to workMar 17, 2015 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Good benefits - Free meals - Good work
- Bad growth - unsturctured management - long working hours
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Revenue driven with very little concern for player experienceJul 6, 2019 - Product Manager in BengaluruRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Work on games with millions of dollars of annual revenue - Great people to work with (not under)
- Most features are usually designed keeping money in mind at the expense of player experience - You are constantly told in public forums you are the owner of your feature, but you have no freedom to make any decisions - Long working hours are the norm - High attrition and management doesn't care about making people stayContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Long hours, very talented team, with poor consistency in direction from local upper managementNov 14, 2012 - QA Engineer II in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very talented people to work with Innovation in online games Great career opportunities Relatively easy to move around the company Job security (until this recent layoffs across the company) - Quality food and beverages
Long hours (generally true with game companies) Struggling with identity as the first publicly traded social game company Variable hours/length of work days (being so responsive to live data, and running fierce deadlines)Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
The best place I've ever worked at. Think about my Z family often.Feb 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Incredible amount of drive, intellectual horsepower and fun co workers. -We had an insatiable appetite to win and learn as much as we could. -Company felt like it operated in a unified front for many years -Quarterly rewards/recognition -incredibly talented culinary team & holistic health care services -Transparent CEO (at the time Mark) who had a passion for people and the product -Very approachable and personable leadership team -We worked long hours for something we believed in (the sweatshop comments are hilarious). No one forces you to work long hours. If you can cultivate an environment where people truly care and put in the amount of effort - it's a pro in my book. -Some of the smartest most down to earth folks you can work with in the valley
-We were trailblazing an industry with social games and there was a lot changes in that drop of a dime -We could have done earlier training/dev of management to prepare for the rapid growth -No sophisticated system in place to track how often comp wasn't reviewedContinue reading
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
Security Engineer InternNov 11, 2013 - Security Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
They do treat their employees very well with amenities. You get to work with really smart individuals. Management, at least when I was there, was solid.
Many people work long hours and the company is a little lost.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Hard but fulfilling workFeb 6, 2012 - in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Career growth- you will learn a lot as you are pushed outside of your comfort zone. You will work with some of the brightest people in the game and internet industries. You will be surrounded by entrepreneurs. Great perks and the hours are no longer unreasonable. 8-10 hours is average on most teams in most roles except the <10% who are crunching for a game release for a month or so. The food is fantastic and the new office is great.
It's hard work so it's not for everyone. Some teams have better managers than others. Company strategy could be communicated better. You will stick out and be pushed out if you are a low performer.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Soul crushingFeb 10, 2011 - in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Extensive Perks (lunch, dinner, sometimes breakfast), massage, etc Frequent quarterly bonuses Great people You get to be with a winning company If you are only interested in the bottom line, whatever the cost, this is the place for you.
Long hours even when there is no real deadline. Insane micro management all the way from CEO down If you're single with a dog, you'll be happy, if you have a family you'll be miserable. Promotions are based more on how many hours you're willing to work rather than skill or experience. If you want to be creative go elsewhere.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
CopywriterFeb 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great network of people. Lots of opportunity to wear multiple hats. Fantastic benefits. Good resume builder.
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.