Zynga offers stock options in attempt to retain employees – rumour

Friday, 10th August 2012 07:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bloomberg is citing an informed source for word that Zynga has handed over stock options to its entire workforce. Analysts view the move as an attempt to keep employees on board after a stock crash devalued their existing options; the social publisher’s trade price plummeted following another negative quarterly financial report. Zynga is in a troubled position at the moment, having lost its COO in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit initiated by EA.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Man, I can’t watch. I’ve never played a zynga game, and I hate what they are, and I saw this coming a long way off, but the human tragedy of the workforce just trying to earn a buck and doing what their boss tells them to. Man…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. aprotosis

    You hate what they are and yet you have never played any of their games? What, did they punch your mother or something? You would think that your psychic force that you use to predict the rise and fall of game developers could be put to better use.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @2 He is telepathic…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. nimrod123

    i’ve always been told that if a company starts offering share options outside of being a startup its time to jump ship.

    they must be in really bad straits to be willing to do this

    #4 2 years ago

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