Adobe Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
1,068 Reviews
3.9
1,068 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 89 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 24 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, genuine demeanor. Creative leader!!!

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    Current Employee - People Resources  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - People Resources in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Creative edge with some of the smartest and caring people. Fast moving with community feel. Strong employer pride factor but not arrogant at all. Visible VP and exec team ... See them in cafe all the time. Approachable too. Strong talent bias with strong value system.

    Cons

    Can be a bit of a matrix so need to learn how to navigate. That said, people will help if you ask I'm a heart beat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovation and pushing the customer experience. Great job bringing in new talent and injecting new energy at many levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company that continues to reinvent itself!

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Photoshop and Acrobat franchise give the company great brand value.
    A still evolving Marketing Cloud strategy.
    Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Sales reorganizations and layoffs make business challenging.
    People are well paid and there is little movement so personal career growth is challenging.
    Need to move beyond just business model "innovations." Created a subscription billing platform and now need to bring more product and service innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subscriptions were well received and finally understood by investors. Now need to focus on greater value per customer and other services to attract new customers.
    Give future leaders more breadth of experience by moving them around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative where it counts

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    Current Employee - Conference Planner  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Products are far-reaching and raises the level of competence in the average worker. Great support for captioning on the web.

    Cons

    Affordability is lacking here except for the low end products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great pay, benefits, treat you like a person, parties, smart staff

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    Former Employee - Order Management Representative  in  Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay, TONS of time off, overtime for hourly positions, really great health benefits, lots of company parties, happy staff, smart staff, solid tech company

    Cons

    Red tape of being at a big business, it's very hard to effect big change. Small realm of expertise- you learn one small part of business well, but not the full spectrum. Same with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for employees to be able to pitch change ideas and make them happen instead of thinking changing the status quo is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love the 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing Products; great leadership; huge opportunities for the business and career

    Cons

    Would love more variety for food services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work culture is nice and chilled out

    Cons

    sometimes you get creepy managers

  8.  

    Great culture, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Innovation is highly valued and promoted throughout the company. Most people here treat you with respect and expect the same--a high "EQ" is important.

    Cons

    I've encountered a few ambitious, myopic middle-managers that spend time managing-up the food chain at the expense of ignoring the needs of their teams. For the most part, they eventually move on, but they can damage morale. On corporate teams, bureaucracy can be a bit over the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of bureaucracy creep. Retrain those who wish to have authority over things, but who wish to shirk accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good direction

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Very green company. I love their core principles and find they give direction in the company.

    Cons

    Bigger company, challenges with transitioning from Omniture. Adobe is making things better though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've been making decent choices lately, good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company that really cares about its employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation plan, great benefits and side perks, great locations, and great people!

    Cons

    Tends to move slowly on new innovations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance here and there...don't be so conservative. We need to be more agile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome, talented workgroups

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    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 a year

    Pros

    -Competitive Pay and Benefits, Talented and very hardworking environment within the database realm. There are great incentives and resources to utilize to create awesome work and research. The building is clean , and offers healthy snacks/drinks. The technical resources for development and analytics are advancing through updated/new tools and software.

    Cons

    Personal Growth expanding outside your usual duties may be difficult to attain in highly focused work groups. There are also many surrounding vendors which may be a good and bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more options for your talented individuals for continued and expanded contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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