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Adobe Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,125 Reviews
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1,125 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great pay, benefits, treat you like a person, parties, smart staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay, TONS of time off, overtime for hourly positions, really great health benefits, lots of company parties, happy staff, smart staff, solid tech company

    Cons

    Red tape of being at a big business, it's very hard to effect big change. Small realm of expertise- you learn one small part of business well, but not the full spectrum. Same with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for employees to be able to pitch change ideas and make them happen instead of thinking changing the status quo is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, great people

    • 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

    Pros

    Innovation is highly valued and promoted throughout the company. Most people here treat you with respect and expect the same--a high "EQ" is important.

    Cons

    I've encountered a few ambitious, myopic middle-managers that spend time managing-up the food chain at the expense of ignoring the needs of their teams. For the most part, they eventually move on, but they can damage morale. On corporate teams, bureaucracy can be a bit over the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of bureaucracy creep. Retrain those who wish to have authority over things, but who wish to shirk accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome, talented workgroups

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Competitive Pay and Benefits, Talented and very hardworking environment within the database realm. There are great incentives and resources to utilize to create awesome work and research. The building is clean , and offers healthy snacks/drinks. The technical resources for development and analytics are advancing through updated/new tools and software.

    Cons

    Personal Growth expanding outside your usual duties may be difficult to attain in highly focused work groups. There are also many surrounding vendors which may be a good and bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more options for your talented individuals for continued and expanded contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company that really cares about its employees

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

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation plan, great benefits and side perks, great locations, and great people!

    Cons

    Tends to move slowly on new innovations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance here and there...don't be so conservative. We need to be more agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenging, yet laid back work environment. It depends on your manager, but in my team you are truly evaluated on whether you get your job done, and not on how many hours you spend in the office
    - Awesome products, amazing brand reputation, lots of growth opportunities
    - Work with sharp, bright people (recruiting is very selective -- I had to work very hard to get hired)
    - Unlimited PTO -- there is not a cap on how much PTO your manager can give you
    - Full week of the 4th of July plus full week of Christmas and New Years are paid holidays
    - At least for Utah, pay is above what you will get at other tech companies
    - Great benefits, especially the employee stock purchasing program where you can buy Adobe's stock at a 15% discount
    - Here in Utah, the Adobe campus is incredible. I feel happy while I walk through the building

    Cons

    - Lots of bureaucracy when it comes to practically anything (your manager needs a gazilion authorizations for anything you want to do or get)
    - Bureaucracy especially ridiculous when it comes to HR
    - Hiring freeze which forces teams to hire temporary contractors, creating a sense of instability within the company. You never know if your coworkers will be here next year, not because they are not performing, but because they are "blue badges".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep living Adobe's values as you do. Keep innovating. Start hiring full-time employees instead of contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company in the Silicon Valley!

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    I never imagined I would find a company like this. We work on interesting stuff all the time using the latest technology. Adobe takes very good care of their employees; they make sure you get want you want from training to benefits. I simply enjoy going to work, enjoy sharing my ideas with intelligent (and humble) people who are always ready to help. People are not jealous of each others, they are ready to help you improve if they have time. It is true that not all teams are like this but I would say the majority of the teams I have seen there. These are some of the cons:
    Great products to work on
    Use of latest technology
    Great benefits
    Creative and innovative people
    No micro management
    Flexible hours
    Cool people to work with/for
    Fun activities for employees

    Cons

    Some managers can ruin the whole work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Filter some "bad" managers

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

    Adobe's a fantastic place to intern

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

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty much everyone I met at Adobe was genuine, passionate and helpful. The company culture really thrives on its core values, which is what makes it so amazing. The recruiting team has been working on making its intern program more structured and expansive as well, so I'm very hopeful about its future growth.

    Also, I got to work on some amazing projects this summer! Lots of events and a variety of things generally going on throughout the company.. keep track of them. No words could describe how incredible my manager/team were.

    Cons

    I know that some interns felt underworked, while others felt a huge push and pressure at the end of the internship rather than a balance throughout. it was also slightly awkward when another intern in the same general department told me what she was getting paid (hint, it was more).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on being transparent with the employees and interns. We all really enjoyed the lunchtime talks, brunches, etc. It was great to hear about your experiences and learn about the company's general direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pleased with Adobe

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

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

    Pros

    Professional, yet relaxed office atmosphere. A sense of community is fostered within the entire site, with plenty of opportunities to be involved in community activities or attend guest lectures. They live the values presented. The company encourages a life outside of work - which is refreshing! Work hard, play hard certainly applies to Adobe.

    Cons

    Still learning within the company, so a review of cons will have to be forthcoming.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company To Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Generous amounts of time off with sick time and vacation. Good work/life balance. Great people to work with. Executive management are focused and committed to company's transition to cloud based services.

    Cons

    Upward mobility and paths for promotion are a little unclear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a very good place to work at.

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

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

    Pros

    good payment, good benefit, open-minded environment

    Cons

    career path is a little bit constrained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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