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great experience that prepares you for your next position

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

I worked at Zynga full-time (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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    A fantastic life-changing experience that I wouldn't trade for anything!

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

    I worked at Zynga as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is stellar and the people are absolutely amazing! You will make tons of friends, learning and teaching others all the while. If you're not having the time of your life, you're doing it wrong.

    Cons

    It's such an awesome place to work, you could end up living there if you aren't careful. Between the convenience and amenities, it can be difficult to keep track of how much time you're actually spending at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing things great, just try not to forget the little guys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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 (more than an 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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