Zynga Reviews

Updated 22 March 2015
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  1. Sr. Producer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cooperative Team, Long team company Goal, Lot of Product initiative, Great Leadership

    Cons

    Centralized Decision Making, Not expanding beyond US audience, Over do on Re-skin of old franchise.

  2. Great place to work
    Loved the benefits and challenges

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture and challenging role

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Pretty awesome bunch

  3. Great people, conservative leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Generalist Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Generalist Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Zynga

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits (food, gym, etc). Lots of responsibility but lots of freedom on the work itself.
    Heard lots of hate/horror stories about this place, but that depends dramatically on the team you're on. If possible, work on a new IP!

    Cons

    Some of the high level design decisions may seem a little myopic.
    May not be working on exactly the games you'd like to play yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core elements of successful games - you're not gonna make a hit by just being feature complete with the competitors.

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  5. Associate Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Zynga

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment , Amazing food, free to learn new technologies

    Cons

    You are free to implement any ideas

  6. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Zynga

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, good salaries and benefits, flexible and friendly

    Cons

    Still a young growing company

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great in every way.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Food
    Nice Employees
    Atmospher is good.

    Cons

    Big company.
    Back breaking supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Get more intimate the employees.

  8. Great culture with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is fast paced and challenging, and very collaborative at the same time.
    You work with really bright people.

    Cons

    Too much free food (?)

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place for new grads to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Average engineers I know come in at 10, have 1 hour for lunch, have 1 hour for gym/dinner/break, and leave at 7. That's 7 hours of working time.
    During working hour the task is not compact. You can cost loosely.
    Can WFH any day
    Flexible holiday, not a fixed amount. As long as you have good performance and gives the team time to plan ahead.
    Can bring dogs, and almost 50% people bring dogs.
    Benefits are on bar with Internet companies, which means much higher than traditional game companies.
    The work you are working on is a game. Though it may not be the game you like to play, the process is the same. You can learn the inside out of how to make games. People around you are mostly veterans probably worked on games you love. And they are not super busy, you can learn tons from them.
    Culture is great, people here love great games and play, talk about them.

    Cons

    Risk of being laid off
    The game you are making may not be the type you like. If you are very against this, don't apply.
    Structure is heavy, though I haven't seen big problem with it on my team yet

  10. Great workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of products to work on
    Great teams, and well balanced work environment
    Fun workplace, and a lot of opportunity for growth
    A lot of benefits, with many provided services

    Cons

    Every team seems to be working on their own,

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should be more involved with the games

  11. Loved my time at Zynga

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Rocket ship growth
    Awesome workspace
    Great people
    Games

    Cons

    Lots of ups and downs
    Finding hits is hard

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