Adobe Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2014
Updated 19 October, 2014
1,087 Reviews
3.9
1,087 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 148 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great benefits, lackluster leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits & compensation packages
    Good work/life balance for a majority of roles
    Open, friendly, and collaborative workspaces

    Cons

    Limited mobility, promotions are often few and far between
    Very slow to move, particularly considering location in Silicon Valley
    Disjointed strategic direction - a lot of people moving at a lot of different speeds at a lot of different angles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine a common strategy and goal for the organization. Rally teams behind this goal and make sure everyone understands how their jobs and contributions ladder to the companies overall success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative where it counts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Products are far-reaching and raises the level of competence in the average worker. Great support for captioning on the web.

    Cons

    Affordability is lacking here except for the low end products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great pay, benefits, treat you like a person, parties, smart staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, TONS of time off, overtime for hourly positions, really great health benefits, lots of company parties, happy staff, smart staff, solid tech company

    Cons

    Red tape of being at a big business, it's very hard to effect big change. Small realm of expertise- you learn one small part of business well, but not the full spectrum. Same with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for employees to be able to pitch change ideas and make them happen instead of thinking changing the status quo is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazing Products; great leadership; huge opportunities for the business and career

    Cons

    Would love more variety for food services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work culture is nice and chilled out

    Cons

    sometimes you get creepy managers

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good direction

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Very green company. I love their core principles and find they give direction in the company.

    Cons

    Bigger company, challenges with transitioning from Omniture. Adobe is making things better though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've been making decent choices lately, good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Good work culture
    Great people to work
    Innovations are rewarded. People enjoy their job and it shows in their work.

    Cons

    Digital Media business - Directions change every 6 months.
    Developers are more rewarded than QEs. Not a great place for QEs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Innovation is highly valued and promoted throughout the company. Most people here treat you with respect and expect the same--a high "EQ" is important.

    Cons

    I've encountered a few ambitious, myopic middle-managers that spend time managing-up the food chain at the expense of ignoring the needs of their teams. For the most part, they eventually move on, but they can damage morale. On corporate teams, bureaucracy can be a bit over the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of bureaucracy creep. Retrain those who wish to have authority over things, but who wish to shirk accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company that really cares about its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation plan, great benefits and side perks, great locations, and great people!

    Cons

    Tends to move slowly on new innovations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance here and there...don't be so conservative. We need to be more agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Talented people, interesting projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked with many talented, friendly people at Adobe. I had educational opportunities and was involved in many interesting projects that helped me grow professionally. I found the salary and benefits package to be generous.

    Cons

    I disliked the office layout. Almost no walls between cubicles meant that you worked while directly facing another person. In my job I had to be on the phone alot so I was always searching for a meeting room or place I could be on the phone or skype and not disturb a room full of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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