Zynga
3.0 of 5 303 reviews
www.zynga.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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great experience that prepares you for your next position

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

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

ProsMost 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 Senior ManagementOpen your eyes and look at your workforce, and give merit where merit is due.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very talented workers - but very poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: I met some very talented, passionate folks that deeply cared about making good games. Get on the right team with the right manager… Cons: The management is poor. What leadership says to the company often doesn't reflect what actually happens. They don't know when to kill a… Advice to Senior Management: Empower more employees to make original games. They can, and want to. Little incubation groups. There was internal lip service about this… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A fantastic life-changing experience that I wouldn't trade for anything!

Art Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Zynga as an intern for less than a year


Pros: The environment is stellar and the people are absolutely amazing! You will make tons of friends, learning and… Cons: It's such an awesome place to work, you could end up living there if you aren't careful. Between the… Advice to Senior Management: Keep doing things great, just try not to forget the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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