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Zynga Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
94 Reviews
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Pros
  • Free food & stuff if that is important to you (in 57 reviews)

  • Benefits, cool office environment, in house Gym, breakfast, lunch and dinner (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Most employees have a very poor work-life balance, especially around holidays (in 42 reviews)

  • Low morale coupled with long hours at my studio (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Learninf but uneven work distibution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Zynga

    Pros

    - Good food
    - Lots of learning of how system, scalibility and coding can be worked/optimised
    - Supporting colleagues
    - HR, Colleagues. Managers even GM of the comapny in India is reachable at any time(literally)
    - Extreme visibility, people know you exist in team and are working on things which is always important.

    Cons

    - Tight deadlines at time screwing work-life balance (not always)
    - Software developers have more pressure than other teams like game design /art and even if design had fault in there end, engineering pays up spending extra hours to recitfy it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more engineers than designers, you really need engineers more than designers to clean up the mess at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Intern - (Software Developer) in Bangalore
    Former Intern - (Software Developer) in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Helpful team members
    Encouragement to think of your own ideas

    Cons

    None that I faced during my internship

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zynga full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good life balance
    Lot of perks
    Good technologies
    Office environment is awesome
    Great free food
    Good pay

    Cons

    Not many cons, Management hierarchy is a bit high

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    flexible, free, fun workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    good working environment, fast paced and highly creative and technically skilled peers

    Cons

    remuneration is less for the effort we put in, and the career growth is kinda of neutral or depends on he manager you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need good remunerations for the effort we put in to the company round the clock.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good games. Overall enjoyable. I love to play the games they build. especially farmville and casino mafia

    Cons

    Not much I can think of. Fun work environment. Good games. Overall enjoyable. I love to play the games they build. especially farmville and casino mafia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing till 2011. Changed drastically most that

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Zynga still has some talented people to work with. There is a strong analytical culture that if done right (like the early years) can be a great learning opportunity for people.

    Cons

    Lost focus over time. Early employees left or checked out.
    The management let strong people leave and were left with some poor employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees like the early years. Keep on your toes to keep innovating and looking for new disruptions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worked in zynga bangalore for a year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Zynga full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to worth with, lots of learning opportunities, free food, good facilities, flexible working hours, approachable management

    Cons

    Some teams have crazy work hours, frequent changes to organization structure that is sometimes confusing, they are still struggling to get the food right

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Learning at Incredible speed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Bangalore

    I worked at Zynga full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - You get to work with some of the best people around
    - Probably the best place for Product Management in India
    - Awesome food / recreational facilities

    Cons

    - Work / Life Balance will take a hit, at least initially. That might be true of any firm.
    - No clarity beyond the next 3 months. Things / Teams change very quickly. If the chaos is okay, you should thrive here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Be prepared to wear many hats & deliver work at Zynga speed!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    The work environment is quite chilled out. You will get to work with crazy, passionate & self driven people.

    Cons

    The Job roles however, are not so well defined here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing place to work at. Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Zynga full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really passioante people. Know what they are doing and love to do it. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Managers have a greater say than they ought to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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