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Adobe Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
1,188 Reviews
4.0
1,188 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 27 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, great products, great customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customers generally loved the products which is always nice in a customer-facing role. Adobe takes good care of its employees in terms of competitive compensation, bonuses, stock plans, benefits, perks, etc.

    Cons

    The annual layoffs in October were always stressful to go through, but I think the company took pretty good care of the people they had to let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Adobe's amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The team that I work for here in Canada is absolutely great. It's a positive work environment, no tolerance for gossip. We go for drinks together after work etc.

    Cons

    It's a fortune 500 company ranked in the top 100 employers of planet earth. The expectations for performance are high. If your a top performer, love life and want to make great money, jump in!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad you stopped the chopping block which caused a decrease in employee morale after the recession. Great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding and enriching Summer 2014 Internship at Adobe, Ottawa

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Former Intern - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Incentives to employees and learning opportunity in SAP domain. Infrastructure is pretty descent and work life balance is awesome through various development programs

    Cons

    Complex business architecture and lack of professional training programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worse sales/ customer service environment- they just don't care

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary
    At the forefront of innovation
    Good place for technical and marketing people

    Cons

    Avoid at any cost if looking for sales or customer service position, they just don't care about the customers
    A culture of hit and run where the only thing that counts is revenues

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but probably not for much longer

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, and the perks (free drinks, fruit and snacks provided in lunchroom) are unlike any I have seen before. Great co-workers - helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    I think that in a few years, Adobe will almost cease to exist (in Canada, at least) because of outsourcing to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you should think of where all the revenue came in the beginning with Adobe, the profits that have allowed you to expand worldwide. It is unfortunate that North American employees are beginning to be regarded as a liability to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    software developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    adobe provide a very good evironment and cna learn a lot of techs

    Cons

    too quick change happend in project and product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not push engineer to do some no use task

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talk a good game when it comes to company culture, but the bottom line is all that matters...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people on the front lines - very talented and very dedicated. I have never worked in a company where so many people worked so hard and were so supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Had a great culture, great benefits and compensation, but watch out North America - your days as Adobe employees are probably numbered. For a company making over a billion dollars a quarter, it seems amazing that they still feel they have to outsource jobs to India. Pure corporate greed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is directed to the people at the very top of the org chart. Remember where your business was built and have some loyalty to the people who put you where you are today, in the position where you are able to expand internationally.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    on your toes

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    Former Contractor - CRM Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Former Contractor - CRM Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    it is difficult to think of pros , i believe the people i worked with were very kind and i believe that if you are a permanent employee the the list of pro are a lot larger

    Cons

    coming in as a contractor i feel like no matter how hard i work the chance of me advancing is non existent. the quality of my work can be exceptional but it doesnt matter, getting a permanent felt impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat contractors and permanent employees equally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best comapnies to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Best company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons. None to specify.

  11.  

    Stable, profit-focused software company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent salary, bonus and benefits
    profitable company
    managed with honesty and integrity

    Cons

    risk averse management
    cumbersome processes can stifle innovation
    some groups are very hierarchical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower managers and directors more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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