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Updated July 28, 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. Helpful (1)

    Partner Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Partner Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Market leading products. Great benefits. Great culture & people. 4th of july holiday shut down (1 week) & 2 week shutdown over christmas/new years (that does not count against PTO). Good employee stock purchase plan. Get sabatical after 5 years.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. Like everywhere - quotas continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating to maintain our garner & forrester marketing cloud leadership positions. Invest heavily.


  3. A company that tries to be cognizant of their employees lives

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Jose, 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

    - Laid back atmosphere that promotes a fantastic work/life balance. - Phenomenal benefits--from the health plans, to flexible vacation policy, and set company breaks. - Great coworkers. - There is a push to redefine what Adobe is from the inside out with varying success. - you feel like your contribution matters. Leaner teams mean you have more impact on the company (and project) bottom line.

    Cons

    - Vision is sometimes lacking from above (or at least not clearly communicated to staff). - Sometimes difficult to work on what you want (or were hired for) - Inertia in older codebases (and defined process around the application) can be difficult to overcome. - There is a drive to adhere to Scrum even when it sometimes doesn't fit the project goals.

    Advice to Management

    - Define that clear vision that motivates your teams. Understand that changing direction often can confuse and demotivate. - Realize that development methodologies aren't one size fits all. - Push to simplify both the process and the system. Adding process for process sake is a dangerous path that leads to immobility. Allow engineers to reduce complexity and debt whenever possible.


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  5. Professional review

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    Former Employee - Software Product Quality Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Product Quality Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment for both Professional and personal development.

    Cons

    If possible encourage more telecommuting.

    Advice to Management

    Good job and keep up the good work.


  6. Sr. Marketing Manger

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits - takes care of employees!

    Cons

    On the Digital Media side, going through some growing pains through change.


  7. License Management Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - License Management Consultant in Duvall, WA
    Current Employee - License Management Consultant in Duvall, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility! Office location! Fantastic benefits, cafe on site, they will take care of you

    Cons

    Older crowd, no new grads...


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Industry leader, solid world class corporate structure

    Cons

    New direction is not clear


  9. Innovative company that is great to work for and has longevity

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lehi, UT

    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

    Great innovative company, fantastic benefits, looks like lots of fun activities for those in offices, great support from your teams and usually teams for clients are full of different resources with varied experience that makes it fun to work on and helps you learn from engagements.

    Cons

    consulting is very busy and demanding - client work is always very focused and mostly around implementations. the amount of hours just to do the client work can easily be the whole week - anything you want to learn or do special is usually outside of the time which makes it easy to reach burnout if not managed properly. There is also lots of learn on the job with clients which makes it hard to be confident and present an organized front to clients.

    Advice to Management

    help consulting work smarter, focus on items that make our lives/jobs easier to do and faster, change our model so that we don't burn out so easily. Also, all the different areas of the company need to share and utilize our own resources to take advantage of them.


  10. software developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, it was really good

    Cons

    there is no cons here

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  11. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great technology, good people, solid business.

    Cons

    Like most big companies, big decisions take a long time



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