I was one of the 520 people laid off by Zynga yesterday. What do you wanna know about Zynga? AMA
I was just laid off yesterday, along with 520 other employees. I'm willing to talk about the company that all gamers love to hate if anyone wants to know more about it. I need to keep my identity on the down-low because I'm job hunting now and not trying to burn bridges. So I can't give specifics on the the projects I worked on, but can talk to a lot of the games, processes, culture, infamous game copying, etc.
I was there for almost two years. I was in a creative position. I worked with a couple different teams. No, I never met Brian Reynolds. Yes, I did meet Mark Pincus.
What do you want to know about Zynga? I'll try to be as honest and open as possible.
EDIT: Wow. Did not expect this to get so huge. I'll try to get to more questions if I can. Thanks for all the interest. This is has been very cathartic for me to be able to vent and just talk about this weird weird place I worked for. Keep upvoting the questions you want to see answered that I haven't gotten to yet. I'll be gone for most of today but I'll try to get to more tomorrow. Thanks for all the support and well wishes!
EDIT 2: Thanks for all the great questions. I'm going to go enjoy unemployment now!