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

303 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Could be a fascinating case study of a dysfunctional organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood compensation and benefits, including free food
Far reach - your relatives, friends, and wife's friends probably play their games

ConsThey talk the talk but don't walk the walk - for example, "Be your own CEO" is a core value but they micromanage employees
Experience and knowledge of experienced employees frequently ignored - long hours by junior employees more valued than working smarter
The studios are second class citizens - if you aren't at the main office in SF your options are limited and you are much more expendable
Often mislead by management - optimism and a positive plan one day, then completely changed the next to something negative

Advice to Senior ManagementChange fast - stop depending on Facebook-only games and "the pinch" and "friction" to get customers to pay, and move towards pay for more fun and multi-platform games (mobile, tablet, console)

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

smart people, amazing HQ

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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


Pros: *The perks really are amazing. Massages, amazing food, in house… Cons: *As someone mentioned before, you really need to have your own work-life balance sorted out since its very easy… Advice to Senior Management: Hire PMS with more diverse backgrounds, such as design and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Poor planning, unfocused directives were both at play and a large part of my work and communications with Zynga.

Game Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Zynga as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: There social initiatives and their charitable work with nonprofits. Cons: The I. P issues and criticisms are certainly valid, they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

There are newer reviews on Zynga.

Worked for Zynga? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Zynga reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Zynga CEO Don Mattrick. All reviews posted anonymously by Zynga employees.