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great experience that prepares you for your next position

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Former Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Zynga full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Most creative people I have ever worked with
- Good Food
- Great perks
- Fun place to work

Cons

- Inconsistency in level-up/promotions. I have seen people that merit their award or level up, but it is very much about who you know and a lot of brown nosing.
- The test team never gets the merit they deserve, they lost their leadership and now are lead by someone that never plays a game and doesn't listen to his team, and doesn't understand gaming
- Too many producers that think they rule the world
- They keep making the same game over and over and launch with the same issues
- Great food...expect to gain weight when you work there
- HR - no consistency in hiring, salaries, promos and every raise or hire has to be approved at least 5 times. Lose good candidates because the approval is sitting on the HR heads desk
- No 401K match
- Too many execs or upper management that don't understand what is happening in the trenches

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open your eyes and look at your workforce, and give merit where merit is due.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Bad, no respect for technology

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Free food, good bonus, no vacation limits

    Cons

    Fast work is valued more than smart/good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Software Engineer

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Located in San Francisco, good perks. Good career opportunities if you join the right team.

    Cons

    Tough HR policies. Certain teams have poor working conditions and little concern for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hurry up with the real money gambling and mobile gaming platform.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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