Adobe Reviews

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
1,068 Reviews
3.9
1,068 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 89 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 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

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    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 for 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5. 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 for 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
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    on your toes

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

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor for 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Good company, but still operates as a "valley company" and entirely focused on operating in Pacific Time Zone

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    -Excellent Compensation, Leave, Benefits packages
    -Exciting projects, strong focus on employee development and training
    -Positive brand messaging

    Cons

    -Limited opportunities for career growth outside of core offices (San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah, India)
    -Frequent re-orgs to align with new "strategy", typically timed with employee lay offs or RIF
    -Salary increases are small, so do a good job negotiating starting salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable, profit-focused software company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time for 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
  10.  

    A great place to work and gain experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits
    You can buy into the employee stock sharing program.

    Cons

    vacation time must be taken as vacation time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Many positive attributes, but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on employee development. Management training program ensures consistent management style across the company. Well developed infrastructure for product development teams. The culture of charitable support and community involvement is very commendable.

    Cons

    Adobe is fundamentally a shrink wrapped software company. They have struggled to become an enterprise software company and keep changing the enterprise strategy without understanding why the previous strategy was not working. This makes working on enterprise products at Adobe a frustrating experience.

    Adobe pays it's employees extremely well. Why is that a con? The result is constant offshoring of development teams because North American labour costs are so high. This is self-inflicted pain that is actually not positive for North American workers in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the same people pick the next enterprise strategy. Stop overpaying your North American employees so you can afford to keep them.

    No opinion of CEO

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