Adobe Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
1,052 Reviews

3.9
1,052 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 23 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adobe's a fantastic place to intern

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    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 for less than a 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees stay a long time

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexible work environment, good location, great office space

    Cons

    everyone's opinion gets taken into account...too much so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions that you stick to. don't be swayed by the popular vote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pleased with Adobe

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everything is great, with exception of November, and a few bad apples

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    --Cool products
    --Cool customers
    --Upbeat environment - high morale, positive energy
    --People are (mostly) very nice, collegial, interesting, fun - and capable. Genuine experts in their respective areas.
    --Management is pivoting the company quickly, and successfully
    --Great office space
    --Pay and benefits are very good
    --There are no loafers at Adobe - everyone works hard. Employee engagement in their jobs and the company is very high

    Cons

    --November = layoff season. Creates a lot of stress
    --Analysis paralysis around (some) decision making. Burden of analytical proof for any decision is almost impossibly high. Bring data or stay home; expect to have every number picked at with a fine tooth comb. Can lead to painfully long meetings and long hours.
    --In a few areas - not many - some very aggressive people. Some level of being able to fall back on tenure as a justification for treating others poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is working great; but try to find a way to make November a happier time. Also, make "respect for the individual" true - tenure allows some to get away with workplace bullying. While analytic rigor is good, need to move the debate focus from numbers to ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    a very good place to work at.

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    good payment, good benefit, open-minded environment

    Cons

    career path is a little bit constrained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Varied job opportunities if you look for them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, people are smart and lovely to work with. After refocusing on key product lines and markets, stock has done tremendously well.

    Cons

    Marketing functions can be highly segmented and higher level management very hard to break into - you either have to be hired into these or leave and then get re-hired for these roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be ideal to have a more dynamic CEO - in the absence of this, keep nurturing the stars one level below, and keep investing in opportunities for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Culture, great products, great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the culture. Benefits are great. Smart people to work with and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Internal politics - salary caps, little opportunity for upward growth within teams (have to jump around)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great location and great benefits with nice people

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty laid back if you're a QE

    Cons

    hard to move around or out of Quality Engineer in to something else. It is impossible to apply for other positions within the company; they won't even give you an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people explore other interests in the company instead instead of keeping them where they are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adobe is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company vision and culture combined. It includes great benefits.

    Cons

    Large organization so difficult to have impact depending on level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the amazing site that shows employees their full benefits package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great people and benefits

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not much growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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