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A once great company - No longer innovative or employee-friendly, but still a leader.

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Adobe

Pros

Great products, smart colleagues, generous benefits (health, 401K matching, sabbatical, time off at managers' discretion - this is good if you have an understanding manager), flexible telecommuting program, a friendly, collaborative team atmosphere, pretty buildings with nice offices with doors you can shut, good corporate citizen.

Cons

Limited opportunity for advancement or professional growth. Middle management weak and scared. Too many turf wars. Powerful been-there-forever cliques. Reporting structure lame, it allows family members and romantic relationships to report to one another .Sending too many jobs to India and China, Difficult communication as teams are split up among US, India, China which weakens collaborative efforts, Annual layoffs each year ruin morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on innovation. Quit trying to please Wall Street at the expense of your human resources. Try to keep some jobs in the US. Focus on improving the quality of what used to be amazing products - they've become too bloated and buggy. Bring back Chuck, John and Bruce to revitalize company mission.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Individual contributors at Adobe are amazing!

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    The people I work with at the individual contributor level are amazing! Some of the best technical folks in the field who want to build amazing products.

    Cons

    Company becoming very top heavy with respect to managers and people who don't actually produce products or technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop squeezing development and QE teams to the point that they are so overextended that they are now beginning to losing overall productivity.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working remotely at Adobe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Great technology, bright people, fun locations

    Cons

    Very San Jose centric - if you aren't in San Jose, you aren't important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more - give real authority to people in the field

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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