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Zynga CEO Don Mattrick
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91 Ratings
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    A good place to work, but company needs to find its footing in the market again.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Zynga full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People were friendly and fun to work with.
    Was treated well and valued by the company over all.
    Good pay overall as Senior -> Principal engineer role over time.

    Cons

    Weekly release feature cadence grinds could get pretty monotonous.
    Engineering work often degraded into repeated Actionscript3 and JSON for feature creation on web based games. Most engineers wanted newer challenges to tackle (understandably).
    Other peoples dogs barking and peeing under my desk repeatedly during work hours. (No I didn't have a dog.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities to innovate and create truly unique products by the people doing the creating.

    Recommends
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Zynga Interviews

Updated 13 Sep 2014
Updated 13 Sep 2014

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    Manager, Business Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Zynga.

    Interview Details

    Chaotic. Standard phone screen recruiter, phone screen team member. Case study. Brought in for in person. Met with 7 people. Presented case. Didn't hear back for a month. Brought back in, met with additional 6 people, mostly on a different team. Didn't hear back for two months. Got an offer for the first role that I interviewed for, wanted me to start next week. Not a lot of coordination between HR and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Was required to do a very long case study. Didn't spent time reviewing. "Yes, ok, you did the case and you did it well" and then went on to standard interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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Website www.zynga.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (ZNGA)
Industry Media
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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