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Adobe Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
1,157 Reviews
4.0
1,157 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Place to Work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Very good technology oriented company and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much right now as I joined a month back!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid skill building company if you have individual drive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and employee focused company with great benefits and flex time opportunities

    Cons

    Company size creates rigid corporate structure so change is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The best company I have ever meet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good salary and work life balance.

    Cons

    Not yet up to now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No for the time being.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth Opportunity if you are not in USA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    There is Good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is not so great, no bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about Profits, make employees career and nurture Talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great to Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and excellent talent. Finally understood some changes going on in the industry and found a way to become a leader in it.

    Cons

    Became a big company with less agreeable politics. Was late to the game when market conditions changed its business. Started driving people too hard and became divisive.

  7.  

    One of the best companies to work for? I've been in the better places!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    2 week holiday shutdown and 1 week on Summer. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very poor in work/life balance. A lot of people work after hours. Constant reorganization making a lot of employees nervous for their job. That's not an atmosphere for a company that's rated as a top company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Monster Marketing Machine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent culture, good fiscal calendar allows for well-timed vacation breaks

    Cons

    Huge company, slow to adapt, lack of specific focus, selling a lot of services which is not what the market wants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out some dead wood, tighten things up, and listen to people further down the chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I've ever worked for period.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    fun. challenging. independent. creative. exceptional.

    Cons

    there is nothing that comes to mind.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have been here for more than 10 years. Overall well balanced company.
    Work life balance is good is most teams

    Cons

    Bonuses used to be better before. They are okay now.
    Layoff every year for the past 3-4 years
    Too many re-org. Forget promotions due to re-orgs, as every year you might be moved to a different team, and no manager would promote you till you work for them for more than an year, and you cannot work for more than an year, since the team would get affected by a re-org. Its happened with me three years in a row.
    Some teams are super aggressive, so if you want a good work life balance, make sure you get into the right team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less re-orgs
    What happened to profit sharing. Despite the company doing well, once profit sharing was taken away, it never came back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Adobe is one of the most creative companies in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Adobe is filled with super creative people wanting to make the world a better place by helping people take what they imagine and bring it out visually. Whether that's with artwork, photography, or data. They encourage the heart and every treats everyone very well. You will love your colleagues. They are innovating in their human resources areas with their ongoing "Check-In" process, and they really care about leadership development.

    Cons

    Adobe is a multi-headed beast now. They have so many markets and products that they serve, they serve very few of them really, really well. They're no longer excellent at any one thing, but just very good at a number of things. The tedious yearly budgeting process, both for execution and for resource management, is ripe to be blown up and new approaches considered. Tremendously bright VPs and middle managers are reduced to blubbering idiots that can only pass their upper executive's demands downward, causing huge morale and dissatisfaction in the employees as they are hamstrung by half-baked, un-customer-focused "corporate" mandates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board, and the executive team, need to fire themselves and bring in people who already are experienced in the new world where the company needs to go and pull them to it, instead of pushing the large amorphous blob of efforts forward in a haphazard fashion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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