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Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.8 1,018 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

(726 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Pretty good company, but net talent loss

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsCompensation is pretty competitive and the benefits are pretty good. The company truly cares about being a responsible member of the community in its green initiatives and volunteering opportunities. The Digital Publishing side of the business makes some very good, industry leading software.

    ConsHiring managers are not given the tools to be competitive in finding and retaining the best talent. Some business units have basically given up on hiring locally in SF and fill positions almost exclusively in India.

    Some highly visible mistakes have been made by senior leadership with no one held accountable. This culture of unaccountability permeates down.

    It seems to be a complacent employee base made up mostly of nine to fivers waiting to retire, with no real motivation to move the needle. They are more than happy to let the truly talented minority carry them and the company on their back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company culture is changing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCool products;
    Shorter release cycles;
    A lot of innovations;
    Awesome coworkers;
    Overall good benefit

    ConsThe company's culture is changing, less interest in re-investing in the current employees;
    Frequent layoffs;
    Many teams actually work at a unssutainable pace

    Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your employees, give them chances to re-invest themselves instead of jsut laying them off, re-state the work-life balance from the upper management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steady as she goes

    Director (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsNice benefits, creative products, nice people.

    ConsVery political, hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find a better way to innovate for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeer bash, values, perks, technology

    ConsManagement, entitlement of certain teams, lack of internal opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many layers of management demoralize those who are looking to climb the ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Uninspiring

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits, good work-life balance, and in general, folks are really nice to work with depending on what your focus is.

    ConsCompany resources are spread thin and management appears to be uncoordinated and short sited. Company values are no longer emphasized and revenue in the short-term seems to rule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The best

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsIt's a good culture in this place. I love to work at my job everyday. Oh yea!

    ConsNot the best only because I have to worry about keeping my job on a consistent basis. A lot of hard working people still get fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsI would choose to stay longer if my manager would allow but believe I may be fired soon because that's the way it is.

    ConsI wish I knew if I was going to keep my job. It's a rough life around these parts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior User Experience

    Senior User Experience Designer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, smart people, cool building, good salary, great products

    ConsSome managers not great at managing

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a 360 that includes all employees, not just the managers view

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decreasing ability to make money in sales year over year.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Orem, UT

    ProsGood products and good company culture. It was hard to get a job because everyone in Utah wanted to work here. That probably got worse once the new building was built.

    ConsUpper management had been making it harder to make money for the last couple of years since the Omniture acquisition before I left. That was strange because the Adobe Marketing Suite is going to have to grow really quickly to stay ahead of Google and IBM.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let short term stock price pushing take your eye off the long term opportunity of being a leader in Digital Marketing Optimization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Slow decisions, declining relevance, rise in office politics

    Group Product Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prossome great people passionate about the products they work on

    Consrising office politics, difficulty to make decisions

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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