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Adobe Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
1,100 Reviews
3.9
1,100 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 150 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous company with lots of wonderful benefits with vacation and great workspace! Great location in San Jose.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great time off schedule and the holiday shutdowns are very welcomed. Lots of opportunity for training and cross functional and lateral opportunities. Ability to work from home. Great location in San Jose because it is away from the crowds of Mountain View/Palo Alto traffic.

    Cons

    Too much red tape in organizations like IT. Silo teams and tough to grow career into the next phase. Profit sharing was taken away and the spot bonus incentives were becoming rare. Career titles advancement was not consistent as some people had inflated titles while others didn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower teams to take a larger role and encourage managers to be leaders to empower their teams. Bring teams back to a co-located place for better productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is strong, and needing that balance is expected by Adobe. Professional, competitive environment, yet very friendly, open and nurturing. Adobe is excellent in the areas in which they compete. Great brand recognition. Adobe really appreciates their employees. If employees have thoughts to share, management listens. Great innovation program.

    Cons

    No clear programs for advancement. Career path is entirely self-made. Products need better pricing options. The HQ building doesn't reflect the true creativity of the company. Other offices such as that in San Francisco and Lehi reflect the creative culture more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better career path development. Lateral mobility seems to be more common than upward mobility. Most employees don't know how to use Adobe products, even those that are most common such as Acrobat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Good services, tools and system

    Cons

    Good but services could be better

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  5.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Great place to work because of the people you work with.
    You will have nice co-workers all over the places, all around the world.
    They have offices all around the world, and you get a chance to get know them.
    -Benefits are very good

    Cons

    -So many lay-offs.
    Almost every year, around October - December, there are some lay-offs around the world.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company with Endless Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have been with Adobe for just over 2 years and throughout that time my role has grown and developed dramatically.

    The business gives you the chance to take ownership for large projects and gain exposure at a high level.

    Amazing benefits package including not only health and dental cover, but also free cinema tickets and discounted spa weekends.

    Flexible working

    A strong leadership team with a focus on Adobe's future success

    Cons

    Somewhat disconnected from the US counterparts - not an issue though as strong management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company, great benifits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Worklife balance Upbeat Benifits Great people Smart Technologies

    Cons

    Responsible for your own growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership to younger folk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    company values, office culture, company perspective and direction

    Cons

    teams are too isolated from each other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, opportunities to grow professionally both vertically and horizontally.

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work and "real life".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with & awesome working environment..

    Cons

    No real cons to point out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that continues to reinvent itself!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Photoshop and Acrobat franchise give the company great brand value.
    A still evolving Marketing Cloud strategy.
    Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Sales reorganizations and layoffs make business challenging.
    People are well paid and there is little movement so personal career growth is challenging.
    Need to move beyond just business model "innovations." Created a subscription billing platform and now need to bring more product and service innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subscriptions were well received and finally understood by investors. Now need to focus on greater value per customer and other services to attract new customers.
    Give future leaders more breadth of experience by moving them around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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