Adobe Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
1,086 Reviews
3.9
1,086 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 146 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 89 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 25 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great camaraderie between team members and a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, work life balance and very talented people around to learn from

    Cons

    If you do an awesome job it might go unnoticed unless you flaunt it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do more towards career growth of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Adobe as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working on great products that have millions of users; Working with brilliant people

    Cons

    Food is not free and not good...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the food free!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Some employees stay there forever; very territorial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with excellent teams. WOrk like balance is great with plenty of opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    Great company, no cons to date

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great culture

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

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Adobe has a great ethical culture of delivering mind blowing products while preserving a great balance of life and work. This derives from the founders, Chuck and John, and has been preserved because of their active involvement on the Board and because so many key contributors to this culture Adobe have stayed and not chased other opportunities. . The brand is very powerful worldwide and the pay and benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    It is inevitable that a culture that does such a great job of preserving work-life balance will have pockets of operations where the pressure to deliver is very intense (sales, radical updates to products such as making it all cloud based). Also, the Omniture acquisition brought in a lot of people who were in the mold of their former CEO Josh James who was selfish and self-promoting and the antithesis of Chuck and John. They are very political and a continuing risk to Adobe's culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every so often, the company has a RIF and a lot of the deadwood is cut away. But a lot of it remains. Management needs to do better at identifying poor managers and executives in a much more timely way and hold them accountable to improve or let them go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent, very strong work life balance

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    • 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 (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
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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