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Former Employee - Senior Producer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

Pros

really, there are not benefits

Cons

political. know nothing about games. disorganized and run by people who ultimately don't care about product.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not sure what the hype was ever about

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    Current Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice building, food, snacks. Paycheck & benefits OK.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Pincus does deserve credit for seeing the Facebook wave before everyone else in the lineup, but that's about it. Maybe if he'd spent more time paying attention to what was going on instead of screwing others out of their stock or counting his $ after the best timed secondary offering ever, things would be different. Other big names (Van Natta, Schappert, Cottle, etc.) not worth $100k apiece annually let alone the tens of millions they walked away with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late...and they wouldn't take good advice anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Favorite Job

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - great compensation and perks (free lunch/dinner, bonuses, gym, etc.)
    - work has effect on the culture at large given huge audience; feel like you have a voice
    - though it can vary by team, people are friendly and smart
    - making games is more enjoyable than most other types of software development
    - lots of exposure to new technologies / learn a lot

    Cons

    - can be long hours and weekends, esp. around game launches
    - can involve travel at times
    - stock is struggling, and aforementioned perks+compensation a bit dialed back as a result
    - job security can be an issue if a game is not successful (though that is less the case for engineers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to support innovation. Where's Zynga's Angry Birds / Bejeweled / Mario Bros. / etc. i.e. brilliant, original classic game?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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