Zynga
3.0 of 5 302 reviews
www.zynga.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zynga Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.0 302 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick

(58 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free food and snacks are good and did offset some of the salary cut the pre-ipo hired took"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Benefits, cool office environment, in house Gym, breakfast, lunch and dinner"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most employees have a very poor work-life balance, especially around holidays"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Long hours, exhaustion, some mandatory weekends that are arbitrarily chosen"
    in 25 reviews
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Food is the only good thing

N/A (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood food. Good compensation. There is nothing else good about Zynga.

ConsThe HR has control over everything that happens at Zynga.
Performance does not matter
Way too much office politics
Career growth takes a backseat
Contract employees are treated like crap
The money and employees are underutilized.
Its a sinking ship and nothing is being done to revive it.
Very unorganised in general.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with new better and creative games and not just improvise on the same old existing games.
There s way too much money spent on keeping the employees enterained which is a waste sometimes.

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

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Amazing place to work at. Great people

Intern (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

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

ConsManagers have a greater say than they ought to.

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

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Producer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsTalented people to work with ,challenging projects and work on new ip for a huge platform

ConsWork life balance is not great.

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

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I have been working at Zynga full-time

ProsGood Analysis and very good leadership sills

ConsCompany lacks long term view of future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome food, culture and people

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Zynga as an intern for less than a year

ProsThere will be lot of team outings. Food is amazing. Work depends on what team you get into. People are fun.

Conswork depends on what team you get into and for most parts its sucky. Work life balance is pretty much screwed up

Advice to Senior Managementcome up with better games and game-play rather than reskinning the same gameplay all the time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Kick Ass Place to work

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsExciting work
Rewarded for Ownership
Great facilities
Pampered by Employers

ConsHectic schedule.
Work life balance needs to prioritised
Office politics

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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OK not good not great

Associate Product Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prossteep learning curve initially,great benefits and you get to play a lot of games. scope for great analysis and learning

Consnepotism,incompetent people leading some teams

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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been good so far

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Prosownership, fast paced, valued for your work

Consloosing the startup culture, need to reinvent in phones

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsDiversity, good people, facilties, more responsibility

Conswork life balance, not very good technology wise

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

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Awesome for a fresher

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsBrings you to top gear in no time, perks are definitely a plus. Friendly work atmosphere, mentoring in it's truest.

Conswork load is involved. perpetual amount of work coming to you. bad feedback in the news.

Advice to Senior Managementmanage media better

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

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