Adobe Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
1,065 Reviews
3.9
1,065 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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762 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ECommerce Strategy Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - ECommerce Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, work-life balance, and culture.

    Cons

    Things tend to move slowly, at a risk adverse pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce overlap across the various business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic people, products, and opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are are fantastic. The brightest, most collaborative, and friendly coworkers that I have ever had.
    The products are interesting, deep, and far reaching.
    First level managers are often seasoned veterans in the jobs that came from the role that they manage and generally handle the individual contributor to manager transition well.
    Flexible schedules. This is not a 9-5 job.

    Cons

    This is not mandatory or enforced, but the con to the "not a 9-5 job" is that occasionally it's a "9-midnight job".
    The near upper management can fluctuate suddenly with corresponding course changes.
    Although these have been absent for the last few years, the sting of the annual layoffs (including that of very good people) is still fading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to avoid the annual layoffs. RIF years had a long lasting effect on employee morale and productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent, very strong work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    very strong creative and marketing products, always innovating and cutting edge software!

    Cons

    not much, great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more info on pay levels and expectations to get to next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company bad model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is truly practiced

    Cons

    screwed up payment of commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bad comp plans with that force you to sell out your territory. If you want growth than set up the comp plans to reflect that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all is ok with culture pomotions and leadership

    Cons

    i have good benefits at afobe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits first personal growth second

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great management, love it

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They respect the individual and make great efforts to keep you happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    They empower and trust their employees. GREAT benefits, compensation, reputation. The facilities are world-class and they give you all of the best and most current equipment to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Little chances to make BIG changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful employee compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are, growth opportunity can be stagnant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great culture, great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, lovely offices, smart people.

    Cons

    Demanding and long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Legal Intern with Corporate Securities and M&A Group

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Adobe as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative and creative environment. Corporate culture is exciting and fun. Management is great, especially for an intern. They allow me to get real experiences doing what they do in their job and treat me like a member of their team. This is not a paper filing internship, but the real deal experience as an Adobe employee.

    Cons

    Collaborative workspace can be distracting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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