Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shut down its Dallas office in 2013 as a part of its major turnaround plan. At the time, the social gaming company laid off 520 employees from its Dallas, New York and Los Angeles offices. The building that housed its Dallas office is empty now. Forte Payment Systems is the new company moving in to the office space. One of the Forte Payment employees posted images of how the office space looked after Zynga vacated.
Yes, this is where Zynga once developed popular games
It’s surprisingly empty, and nothing except the Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) logo on the outside of the building would indicate that it once housed a billion-dollar social gaming company. From the inside, it looks like an older business operated from here. Perhaps the San Francisco-based company removed everything of value before it laid off the last employee. Check out the images:
Zynga shuts down Seattle office
One of the Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) employees, who was laid off under the same plan, shared his/her experience. Without disclosing his/her identity, the employee said Zynga had a weird culture. And the weirdest thing was the obsession with dogs. The gaming company encouraged its employees to bring dogs to work. The employee said it was like a crying baby on the airplane, insofar as that it was incredibly grating but you couldn’t do anything about it. However, not everything was bad, said the employee. Zynga offered a lot of perks like three free meals per day, access to a gym, and happy hour every Friday. The employee said the best perk was a 15-minute massage every week.
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Late last month, Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) announced that it would shut down its Seattle office as well as part of the international workforce reduction program. The company didn’t reveal how many workers were affected by the Seattle office closure.
Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shares jumped 3.75% in pre-market trading Monday to $4.70. The stock has gained 32% over the past 12 months.