Adobe Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
1,060 Reviews

3.9
1,060 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen
755 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 23 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Best company in India to work

    Cons

    None but top management should work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do work not rest

  2.  

    Fascinating work experience with great heritage - but much room for improvement today

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hamburg (Germany)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The internationality of the company is a big plus. Work is organized and driven with a professional approach, at the best of times with a strong focus on best-of-bread software engineering. The Hamburg office is housed in a beautiful building and the work space is a pleasure to work in.

    Cons

    Personal growth is hindered by nepotism. The company suffers by lack of direction and vision which is reflected by poor middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Graphic Designer

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    Current Employee - Advertisement  in  Esfahān (Iran)
    Current Employee - Advertisement in Esfahān (Iran)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Nice Company ... I like work there

    Cons

    Graphic Design It's my interst after thtat Adobe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mostly Great Company - But watch out for annual Dec redundencies

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work evirnoment, and good work-life-balance, above average salary, and culture

    Cons

    Middle management, annual December redundencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, lots of fluff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer in Lehi, UT (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, the people I worked with are even better. Stock plans are fantastic and there are a lot of fun little perks (cell phone plan, company parties, etc).

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership leaves cross team coordination and vision much to be desired. In such a large organization it's critical to keep all products that are part of a "suite" aligned in vision. This lack of leadership left good projects abandoned or severely delayed and unnecessary duplicated efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get aligned. You have amazing people at your disposal, put the pride down and work towards a unified agenda not a personal agenda.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Work/Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good:
    24 Days PTO, two week long holiday breaks (which don't count against PTO).
    Medical is solid.
    Stock grants are nice.
    Realistic work hours.
    Free parking and bus pass.
    Nice tuition re-imbursement.
    Career advancement is encouraged, training and career-focused learning are emphasized toward that end.

    Cons

    Duplication of team functions in segregated silos. Valuable experience may be cordoned off.
    Bureaucratic processes may block projects, be aware that any new process encountered may take more time than expected.
    Territoriality of middle management, though not as pernicious as some Puget Sound area software companies, is present. Advise caution when proceeding with projects that cross manager boundaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on outcomes: when a process isn't producing good results and capabilities, it's time to prune that process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great camaraderie between team members and a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, work life balance and very talented people around to learn from

    Cons

    If you do an awesome job it might go unnoticed unless you flaunt it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do more towards career growth of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great perks, you can work in interesting technology and work with very good people. I really enjoyed my time at Adobe.

    Cons

    Long release cycles back then.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    Moves slow; unclear career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicker decision making; career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, odd internal structure.

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Lehi, UT (US)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Adobe provides an excellent work/life balance, opportunies for advancement (after a fashion) and a generally engaging and exciting corporate culture. I feel valued by my manager and director, and am very happy in my current role.

    Cons

    Frequent sales reorganizations leave all departments flustered and scrambling to update internal contacts at least once a year. There is frequently little cooperation between departments, and there is a fierce sense of territoriality, especially among the employees that were part of the 2009 Omniture aquisition. See also: frequent layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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