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Adobe Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,183 Reviews
4.0
1,183 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The products are great, the people are great and the work environment is great. There is also good work-life balance amongst the employees.

    Cons

    The jobs are mostly for seasoned professionals and there is not much on the job training. Also, it is somewhat difficult to rise within the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic company, would recommend it to anyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    * Going through a huge growth spurt
    * Fantastic people - I mean really, really nice, fun, creative, and respectful
    * Great hours
    * Market rate pay

    Cons

    * Need to work a little harder to get people really excited and charged up about what they're doing
    * Sometimes too collaboration driven (first world problems!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company, great products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company with great products! Adobe tends to pay well and has wonderful benefits. They are the market leader in most of what they do, I was always proud to tell people I worked at Adobe. I worked remotely, but all of the Adobe facilities I visited were fantastic.

    Cons

    The biggest con (and the only reason I didn't rate 5 stars) is that every November, virtually everyone in the company has to be worried about their job. Adobe tends to go full force at something for a while and then rather than making small incremental changes they drastically change direction, budgets are slashed and you are gone. Very little commitment to good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should do a better job helping good employees find new places in the company when direction changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for. Great benefits, great work environment, and awesome and talented people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    I think one of my favorite things about Adobe is the work culture. I like the environment and it helps the jobs and product are really awesome.

    Cons

    The only downside for me is a 30 min plus commute. I haven't moved to the area, because I prefer where I live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great environment, co-workers, and overall amazing place to work. Compa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, working remote. There is always something to work on

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets too hectic. Working remote you need a balance. Also, sometimes the processes get in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuing understanding the needs of the employees and allow them to innovate more. Making it easier for ambitious individuals to move up and tackle different tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, slowly trying to be competitive with other younger Silicon Valley Tech companies but not quite there yet

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Benefits
    Smart talented people
    Offices rather than open spaces
    Vacation Policy

    Cons

    Older company
    Constant reorgs
    Growth can be hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Great life balance
    great benefits
    Brilliant staff

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of. It is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great salary, benefits, quality of life. Poor management, security and quality of work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people. Great salary, great workplaces (SF or San Jose). Great food.
    Good addition of new talent via smart acquisitions in new spaces.

    Cons

    Huge shifts in management. Near-yearly Fall layoffs (and nearly impossible to fire someone otherwise). Huge company that's essentially run by the lawyers and bureaucrats. Very hard to make a decision, and hard to make one stick. False "consensus" culture that's really about doing what higher managers decide. People afraid to make decisions. Older profitable (and user-loved) desktop software almost entirely moved to India now (with very little improvements scheduled), with talented US engineers shuffling between new mobile/tablet projects that get killed off quickly.
    Company still identified with the older creative products, but there's little or no investment in those: it's all about the new marketing acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer huge shifts. Do a better job of utilizing skilled employees: fewer layoffs. Take more risks, but give them time to succeed. OR, fire more employees, and grow entirely through acquiring new talent via new companies. Just stop shoveling people around and changing the focus every time there's a change at the SVP level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great atmosphere and perks, but little room to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Account Development Management
    Former Intern - Account Development Management

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, competing salary, and amazing perks.
    The facility is great, and very family friendly.

    Cons

    Not much room or time for personal growth, and professional growth. Promotions are limited and do not occur frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating more opportunities to get promoted within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    High level professional employees across the entire spectrum of co-workers. Everyone ready to assist and be a part of the greater solution. The environment was always relaxed and professional, even under urgent crisis situations the team was prepared and effective making the entire engagement both challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    No negatives to speak of. I really enjoyed the project and the various teams I engaged while at Adobe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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