Adobe Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    Great company to intern for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

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

    Pros

    Loved the team, the culture, location and work done. As an intern, I grew in so many different ways!

    Cons

    No cons at all, I liked everything I did at the company and the position.

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock!


  2. It's awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

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

    Pros

    At Adobe, the people make the company. Everyone is so smart and works so hard, yet no one is stuck up or afraid to let loose.

    Cons

    After a while, the Adobe cafeteria loses its magic and everything starts to taste the same. And the sushi is too expensive.


  3. Awesome Company

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    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


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  5. balance of work and life

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    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


  6. Good Employee Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Employee Perks and Benefits overall

    Cons

    Lack of Transparency for Career Growth


  7. Bright caring team can get it done!

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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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Best people, great location, fun projects, career growth, involved in community, celebrates diversity.

    Cons

    Sometimes challenges are ignored. Sometimes quality IP & HR are let go too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore the market & look to the 5-year roadmap: you are amazing, so just be Adobe. Publish your demographics so you're held accountable to more than the stockholders.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    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.


  11. Great Company!

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    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.



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