I really don't get this company. So I applied to Buzz Monkey when I was unemployed over 2 years ago. I'm thankful I didn't get the job because they got bought out by Zynga a year later, and then had layoffs a year later in June 2013. About 1 1/2 years ago I was also looking at Zynga Seattle. And just last week that studio was shut down. The first round of layoffs was 520 people, and now I believe it is another 300. I dodged 2 bullets so far and am definitely dodging a 3rd bullet now:
What bothers me is I was talking to Zynga Orlando, that is looking to staff up to like 100 people asap. WTF is up with this company? Why don't they use existing resources, why do they buy companies and dump them. They just bought another company last week which I would bet they layoff or close in 2 years. And now they have this Orlando studio which sounds like they are doing exactly what Zynga Seattle was doing.
What is also funny is as I talked to them they were extremely surprised I currently had a job (like 3 comments about it right at the beginning of chatting with them). After thinking about it I was wondering if they get some crazy tax credits when hiring unemployed people. I know my current job did that when I came on board, they got a tax credit for hiring me. I just was like maybe they only hire unemployed people to get tax credits, and then anticipate laying off hundreds of people all the time so they can hire different unemployed people and get more tax credits. It just sounds strange all around. 800 jobs lost in a year? I don't think I could ever go to Zynga and I'm trying to figure out the "acquire and fire" mentality/strategy.
Edited by dpadam450, 01 February 2014 - 09:04 PM.