Adobe Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Software Engg

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Good work place,
    Competitive salary, GC process faster

    Cons

    Politics, Company losing path, PLM dictating to Dev

  2. Whimsical hiring in sales- looking for 6mo miracles. Quick to hire and fire and blame the contributor not the manager.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Salary. Location and nice (not helpful but nice) people

    Cons

    Not worth it...Lots of weak management who couldn't perform at the level they expect their teams to perform on

    Advice to Management

    Boys club. Look at yourself-- be willing to own the same criticism you give others-- most of you deserve it.

  3. Bad organization and structure here. Minimal communication among coworkers.

    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable job overall, nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't talk much to you.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely promote more expression.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Direction of Adobe Channel business

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    Current Employee - Senior Channel Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Channel Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong products with extensive recognition across the creative customers base and the information workers

    Cons

    products are expensive and have a big learning curve for new users, also creative products change version multiple times per year

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider change in direction away from channel moving towards a direct/online fulfillment model

  6. Senior Enterprise Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, great products. Adobe provides good technical support and good support tools. Adobe is growing at a very fast rate and tends to promote within.

    Cons

    Quatas are set by corporate goals, not necessary by potential within the assigned accounts. High turnover in some industries.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Poor management. Some managers have no people management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people for Manager position who have no prior management experience.

  8. Great to Good

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    • 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.

  9. Monster Marketing Machine

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

    I worked at Adobe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Sr Manager, Marketing Analytics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean professional facility
    Leader in product category

    Cons

    Lot of mediocrity in middle management

  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Brand, Cool Perks, limited mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and products, cool perks, on site gym, great insurance plan, great employee stock plan, wellness plan, cool building, great time off policy, shut downs for Christmas and 4th of July. Lots of smart and creative people.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rough and stressful much of the time. despite the great time off policy, you are so busy that you feel you can't take advantage of it. very complicated contract work flow system, constantly resolving invoicing issues for customers. Compensation is not adequate for the work load. Managers feel they don't have to pay more because of the large job seeker pool which also means Managers have no incentive to keep experienced employees around. Very difficult to move up, too competitive. In many cases, hiring managers are looking for MBA candidates and will look outside the company even if someone internally could be trained to do the work. Company is very slow to change and upgrade systems and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop off loading jobs to India. it might save money on the bottom line but the quality suffers. There are plenty of people here the U.S. that can do a way better job. Increase compensation, otherwise more people will seek employment else where. Encourage employees to stay with the company and help them with a career path if they express an interest to work on another department. Don't use bell curves to grade employees against each other.

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