Adobe Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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Pros
  • Work life balance is truly practiced (in 149 reviews)

  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (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. Awesome Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Retention Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Retention Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work if you want a career in Digital marketing

    Cons

    No cons that you can highlight.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. balance of work and life

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    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work smart, good balance of work and life, worth of the workforce

    Cons

    no outstanding of salary in bay area


  3. Adobe Data Scientis Intern Salary

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    Current Intern - Data Scientist Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Data Scientist Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe as an intern

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Smart and nice people.
    *Take very good care of their employees. Free gym membership, free dinner, wellness dollar reimbursement.

    Cons

    * Too many unnecessary meetings. I would rather work and be productive instead of attending mandatory meetings that do not directly relate to my work.


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  5. Good benefits, bad work ethics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits packages and great policies around vacation

    Cons

    Adobe is a marketing driven company. All products and features get approved based on marketability, not health of the product. Performance and quality of products is going down because of this. Teams are reduced to scraps, quality is all but ignored. No passion for products, everyone is scared to be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Stability, performance and quality are important to users. Recognize that not all product investment can be towards "hot" features which are easy to market but are useless in the real world. We are losing talented engineers because no one wants to work on products that suck.


  6. Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people, products and environment.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything Con worthy.


  7. Good Company with some bad departments

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great benefits. Lots of really good people.

    Cons

    Quality of management varies greatly. Some of the duds have been around for a long time.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company but has transformation challenges

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * surrounded by many ambitious, smart, engaged colleagues
    * forward-looking executives that manage outside perception and stakeholders' expectations well
    * San Jose, CA HQ & main SF, CA office spaces but not the 2nd & Brannan SF space (too crowded) with poor noise/distraction handling, and not conducive to fostering productivity

    Cons

    * overworked on newly acquired SaaS side of the business - insufficient resources and staff to help manage the day to day business as we focus on driving customer success at the expense of employee burnout
    * exceptionally high staff turnover in SaaS digital execution and consulting staff, leading to overall account management issues
    * ineffective and poorly trained middle management that operate as effective individual contributors but have inadequate management skills to supervise and lead business growth among overworked individual contributors

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to acquisitions and make sure that the acquired management team is in a alignment with the corporate game plan and able to execute, especially if it involves transformation or innovation.


  9. Account Executive - social

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, company culture overall is great and people are all quality

    Cons

    some managers are out of touch and not really present, definitely a lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    do better exit interviews


  10. Helpful (1)

    Grow your career at Adobe

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is unlimited opportunity to grow your career at Adobe and management encourages employees to stretch outside of their areas of comfort to discover their potential.

    The people are fantastic - you will never work with higher quality more engaged employees than you will at Adobe. At all levels, it is as important how you do what you do and that truly makes Adobe stand apart.

    The passion for the products can't be beat. Every person is an Adobe ambassador and you can really feel the product love here.

    Cons

    It is a big company and with big company comes big structure and process. Thankfully Adobe encourages us to challenge process and structure to think about how we could do the work differently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work growing and developing leaders from within. I love seeing my friends grow into leadership roles and it gave me confidence that I could develop along that same path at Adobe.


  11. AEM: Always Entailing Madness

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stellar name and benefits. The ADBE name opens doors. Sabbatical (unheard of in tech). Liberal Vacation policy

    Cons

    If you have an offer from Adobe stay away if you have to work with Adobe AEM. It is the final straw that will push me out of the company.

    Management out of touch with whats happening in the field.

    Layoffs almost every year.

    Advice to Management

    AEM needs more TLC. Our customers deserve better. Fix it.



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