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Great People, Endless Politics

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

Pros

"Perks" like free food, gym, massages
Lots of smart, interesting, motivated ground-level staff

Cons

Ambiguous expectations for many positions, especially less common ones
Work-life balance awful if you have outside commitments
Inexperienced management
Politics, politics, politics... it's a game company, so prepare to play lots of games w/your job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking that "treating employees well" means throwing perks & dubious stock/bonus promises at them. Instead, staff your Operations and Partner teams properly and pay them with the same respect you give engineers. Be transparent with expectations, provide feedback, and for crying out loud so something about the drinking and sexual behavior at work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    This Company provides good alternative choices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For career advancements,furtherance of trade and development of occupational skills in relation to job compatibility to fit all necessary employment requirements

    Cons

    This creates for the applicant a geographical displacement relative to his present place of origin,and more competition among job seekers due to online job availability resulting in higher skill requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To offer reasonable compensations for those who would be opting to risk leaving their present jobs in pursuit for a greener pasture..and provide easier job placements for qualified and skilled applicants

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Glacial customer support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Designer
    Former Employee - Game Designer

    I worked at Zynga as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Games have a lot of promise.

    Cons

    They don't seem to have a clue about what frustrates players or how to balance competion within their games. That also means they don't realize that happy customers become paying customers and and angry customers just quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and less on spamming them for in-game purchases. the former will lead to the latter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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