Adobe Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
228 Interview Reviews

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    Manager Advanced Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Adobe in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked on the phone with a recruiter and then with a former manager in the team. Both people I spoke to were very nice and I found our conversations interesting. However, the process itself was very disorganized. Without explaining it, from the first call to the second, they had changed me as a candidate to a different position. And when I asked for information about this new position, the person didn't really know what was going on. And then I never heard back from either of them. Nice people, but very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • both calls were rather preliminary so they didn't get to any difficult questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The mentor carried a phone interview to talk about research. For research intern, they focus on if your background match their requirements. And then the mentor have the right to decide for an offer.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Almost everyone has a network connection into Adobe / reference before the interview process. I would recommend taking that route. Then, you'll undergo the regular hiring process, such as an online or phone interview and on-site meetings.

    I met my managers/team before I was officially given an offer, which was slightly confusing because they talked as if I was a part of the team.. but I hadn't been communicated such by the recruiting team.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are straightforward, about yourself, your skills, and what you'll bring to the team other-wise. No brain teasers, but you need to think quickly and give an honest, genuine response.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because I thought the pay was fine. I heard Adobe doesn't generally negotiate for interns, though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Partnerships Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    Referred by high level Adobe employee. Recruiting was amazing, thoughtful, informative and well tuned with the company needs. Interviewer was shocked I was female and I was dead on arrival as a result.

    Interview Questions
    • "How do you feel about sometimes, just having to be one of the boys?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Lots of great questions, very conversational, but still difficult. I think the two primary interviewers may have been playing good cop/bad cop, they were both very friendly, but one was much more challenging than the other.

    Interview Questions
    • When do you want to stop working? (retire...., I'm only 32 so this threw me off)
      How are you different from your manager?
      Lots of behavioral questions specific to my role
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good. They were friendly and valued me during the process. They budged on some things and were immoveable on others.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Support Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Adobe in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is very long. Mine took roughly 3 months. There are quite a few interviews including phone and onsite. I was interviewed by 6 different people as well as a peer group. They have changed it now to an all day interview that includes lunch and an interview with all of the managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    User Experience Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Adobe in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Adobe hiring process is direct and thorough. You will be told the expected number of calls, meetings, interviews and more. Professional and upfront at all times. HR screen, multiple peer/colleague rounds, in-person with leadership, calls w HQ staffers (peers and senior level). Sadly, Adobe was acting as if they had contracts in place and were in immediate need to hire (they weren't, and were still bidding on work).

    Started out strong, then felt very amateur and rookie level, which was shocking from a company of Adobe's size.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could hire a counterpart to compliment your skills, what would you look for.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received verbal offer without their contract in place. HR offered the "just one more interview" stall tactic before I politely passed, which was a shame, this is a really exciting group!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    Contacted based on LinkedIn profile and put in touch immediately with a hiring manager. Expectations for the role and the interview process were given up front. Quickly began phone interviews with key team members, first by phone and then in house. In house interview was a nearly all day event and included key people in the team and related teams. Some white-boarding was requested in-line with job requirements. No silly brain-teasers or off-topic curve balls. On-site interviews were followed up with an on-line proof-of-skills exercise covering most areas in the job requirement; was challenging but in-line with role expectations. One of the smoothest interview processes I have experienced.

    Interview Questions
    • The on-line skills assessment was a simplified, no doubt, mirror of real-world role tasks. Drew on every area of skill required for the position and was conducted via a screen-sharing session.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward, no hassle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Account Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    I got contacted by a recruiter who had my resume on file. After the initial phone interview with the recruiter, I had a phone conversation with one of the managers in the ADM team. Shortly following that, I was given a week to develop a plan for my internship and to present it to several ADM managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    Recruited by a colleague with whom I worked at a previous employer. Initial phone screen by hiring manager, followed by a full day of in-person interviews, 30-45 minutes each, 9 total, including the head of HR and the Director of Engineering (reported to COO). They bought me lunch on site and gave me a tour of the campus.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions and none that stood out as difficult. Pretty standard behavior, goals and strength/weaknesses type questions. Some programming quiz type questions, like, describe how you would synchronize the classic one-lane bridge problem: What's the shared resource? How would you make the scheduler fair? What data structure would you use to maintain the arrival order of cars waiting to enter the bridge?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I'm a tough negotiator and so were they. I asked for the moon in salary, they, very professionally, said no without any beating around the bush, which I appreciated, and countered with an overall compensation package, which included profit sharing bonuses, equity, and 401k matching.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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