Adobe Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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. Great benefits and place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Flex time , benefits , sabbatical after 5 years paid for 4 weeks

    Cons

    Managers need to be trained more


  2. review

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    Former Employee - Content and Community Lead in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Content and Community Lead in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits great people great technology good drive

    Cons

    offshoring is the norm for this company its more worried now about numbers than technology and doing what's right. Bruce did it right


  3. Adobe's amazing.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    The team that I work for here in Canada is absolutely great. It's a positive work environment, no tolerance for gossip. We go for drinks together after work etc.

    Cons

    It's a fortune 500 company ranked in the top 100 employers of planet earth. The expectations for performance are high. If your a top performer, love life and want to make great money, jump in!

    Advice to Management

    Glad you stopped the chopping block which caused a decrease in employee morale after the recession. Great work!


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  5. Rewarding and enriching Summer 2014 Internship at Adobe, Ottawa

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Incentives to employees and learning opportunity in SAP domain. Infrastructure is pretty descent and work life balance is awesome through various development programs

    Cons

    Complex business architecture and lack of professional training programs


  6. on your toes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - CRM Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - CRM Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    it is difficult to think of pros , i believe the people i worked with were very kind and i believe that if you are a permanent employee the the list of pro are a lot larger

    Cons

    coming in as a contractor i feel like no matter how hard i work the chance of me advancing is non existent. the quality of my work can be exceptional but it doesnt matter, getting a permanent felt impossible

    Advice to Management

    treat contractors and permanent employees equally


  7. Good company, but still operates as a "valley company" and entirely focused on operating in Pacific Time Zone

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent Compensation, Leave, Benefits packages -Exciting projects, strong focus on employee development and training -Positive brand messaging

    Cons

    -Limited opportunities for career growth outside of core offices (San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah, India) -Frequent re-orgs to align with new "strategy", typically timed with employee lay offs or RIF -Salary increases are small, so do a good job negotiating starting salary


  8. Many positive attributes, but...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on employee development. Management training program ensures consistent management style across the company. Well developed infrastructure for product development teams. The culture of charitable support and community involvement is very commendable.

    Cons

    Adobe is fundamentally a shrink wrapped software company. They have struggled to become an enterprise software company and keep changing the enterprise strategy without understanding why the previous strategy was not working. This makes working on enterprise products at Adobe a frustrating experience. Adobe pays it's employees extremely well. Why is that a con? The result is constant offshoring of development teams because North American labour costs are so high. This is self-inflicted pain that is actually not positive for North American workers in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the same people pick the next enterprise strategy. Stop overpaying your North American employees so you can afford to keep them.


  9. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, great product, lots of possibilities to apply new technologies Development and working environment are very open and friendly.

    Cons

    Testing efforts should keep up with clients/load/product complexity growth.


  10. very dynamic environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefit, open working environment, good place to learn new technology. nice working environment.

    Cons

    hard to move up in career path.

    Advice to Management

    big company has too much in mind. Need to make wise decision. Too many direction changes in the past years.


  11. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    leading edge technology with great people

    Cons

    Lots of churn during product release

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality rather than the next shiney new toy



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