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Great People, Endless Politics

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

"Perks" like free food, gym, massages
Lots of smart, interesting, motivated ground-level staff

Cons

Ambiguous expectations for many positions, especially less common ones
Work-life balance awful if you have outside commitments
Inexperienced management
Politics, politics, politics... it's a game company, so prepare to play lots of games w/your job

Advice to Management

Stop thinking that "treating employees well" means throwing perks & dubious stock/bonus promises at them. Instead, staff your Operations and Partner teams properly and pay them with the same respect you give engineers. Be transparent with expectations, provide feedback, and for crying out loud so something about the drinking and sexual behavior at work.

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  1. This Company provides good alternative choices

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For career advancements,furtherance of trade and development of occupational skills in relation to job compatibility to fit all necessary employment requirements

    Cons

    This creates for the applicant a geographical displacement relative to his present place of origin,and more competition among job seekers due to online job availability resulting in higher skill requirement

    Advice to Management

    To offer reasonable compensations for those who would be opting to risk leaving their present jobs in pursuit for a greener pasture..and provide easier job placements for qualified and skilled applicants

  2. Helpful (3)

    Self Destructive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Obnoxious Perks
    High Salaries
    Free Food
    Free Beer
    Parties
    Good people

    Cons

    Non-creative environment
    Long hours
    Excessive executive interference
    Excessive middle management
    Excessive production processes
    Slow iteration
    Wasteful spending
    Good-ol Boy Network
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    Old Zynga is much better than New Zynga

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