Adobe Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (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 (2)

    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. Helpful (1)

    Best job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

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

    Pros

    Great perks. Solid benefits. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    We have the same corporate problems as any other big tech firm.

  3. Very good starting compensation. But hard to advance through the trenches

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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

    Good benefit package. Great bonus opportunities. Advancement is another matter, as it seems the team is more important than the person.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in a regular basis. Peer reviews take some time to get recorded, which is a huge paun

    Advice to Management

    Put more interest in the history of performance than the team as a whole Which is hard to achieve as some positions have similar job descriptions

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Copywriter

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are fabulous, kind, generous, and collaborative.

    Cons

    It's a very big company.

  6. Helpful (1)

    marketing manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    creative people, great cafeteria, enough budget to do work that matters

    Cons

    politics drive promotions rather than business outcomes

    Advice to Management

    fix the political empire building

  7. Computer Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

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

    Pros

    I honestly believe that most people here really do enjoy working at Adobe. I definitely do. In general, I feel that Adobe does walk the talk with respect to creating and maintaining a corporation culture that includes innovation, work life balance, hiring the right candidate, etc.

    Cons

    Adobe a conservative company in that it focuses on it's core competency and doesn't really innovate beyond it.

    Advice to Management

    Adobe has done well to build it's brand, identity, and core competency. I would like to see Adobe try to innovate beyond it's core competency.

  8. Senior Operations Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great benefits

    Cons

    None by comparison to past jobs

  9. Manage Your Needs Accordingly

    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing brand, amazing teams, amazing network of creatives. There is a lot of positive about the company. The physical locations of offices are really nice too.

    Cons

    It's hard to know what work to expect when there isn't much of a foundation for process. They will request things without a creative brief or really any idea of what they actually need. It feels like a lot of decisions come from a knee-jerk reaction, rather than an actual commitment to planning.

  10. Great company

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    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice benefits, nice offices, good people at the lower levels. CXO's know what they are doing and provide good company vision.

    Cons

    Management at the mid layer doesn't get along. VP's range from great to poor - involved, smart to checked out, slow or do not support employees or provide direction.Insurance is pricy.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house more often and reward those who go above an beyond. Lots of dead wood and people in positions that can't meet the minimum at other tech companies.

  11. Exciting work, amazing benefits, large company

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at Adobe

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

    Pros

    Adobe is growing rapidly, and they are a solid, stable company to work for. The benefits and compensation are really outstanding, and the people are great.

    Cons

    You have to understand and be interested in Digital Marketing to really excel here. Also, if you don't like big corporations with a lot of red tape, this isn't the place for you.

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