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

Zynga Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Mar 15, 2014
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3.5 4 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(58 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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UI designer

UI Designer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat talent to work with

Consthere are some remote office communication issue

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Fun environment.. sometimes

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

ProsFree food
Happy hour on Fridays
Get to work with some of the newest technologies
Super smart co-workers

ConsLots of constant pressure to meet arbitrary deadlines
Quality is not a priority in the end product
Management has very little visibility on who is actually doing a good job
Perks are getting less and less and noticeably less month to month

Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture needs to change now! Smaller development teams and with a purpose. Too many project managers. We don't need 3 PM's when there's only 4 developers!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good at first, downhill after that

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros- Lots of smart people
- Very interesting projects
- Decent enough office
- Good life work balance, none of the crazy forced hours seen in SF

Cons- Culture, over time, started to become more and more like the one in SF
- Managers have no idea what their reports are working on
- Bonuses, awards, etc are all very much tied to how well you can play the game and suck up to those in charge. Hard work gets you nowhere if you don't make sure people know about it
- The people at the top of the company are an embarrassment who act like children
- Too many inter-team politics, things are not done for the greater good but rather for the good of various teams and/or individuals

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are not happy with how things are run, listen to them or you will keep loosing talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Surrounded by greatness

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Zynga full-time for more than a year

ProsI work with incredibly bright, passionate people ever day.

ConsOur stock price seems to be in a real slump.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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