Adobe Reviews

Updated August 3, 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Work on interesting projects and get paid well to do it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my opinion Adobe consistently treats its employees very well and I always have really cool stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Since Adobe has a very strong corporate culture, you will either really like it or you really won't like it.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend paternity leave for fathers.


  3. Adobe is a fun, challenging and interesting place to work.

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

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adobe offers a fun, challenging and interesting work environment. This is the best job and best company I have ever worked for!

    Cons

    There is indeed a lot of work to be done, although I think this is quite true in all high-tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Very satisfied as I just got a promotion!!!


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  5. Amazing technology & a good environment - i.e. good people.

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

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a part of designing new software that people every where will use. People not only share information, you learn to think in ways you didn't used to.

    Cons

    Largely box software, not web. The company is divided up between several offices, so communication is usually done with web conference.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Smart people who will share knowledge. Interesting products.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We have the all time best benefits (insurance) in the area. The management is the best in the area too.

    Cons

    Well, to be perfectly honest, unlike other places you could go to work, you actually have to work really hard here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. The smartest engineers in the world. It is a think tank of engineers. They are willing to teach on the job when they have time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products are awesome, opportunity to learn a lot on the job, non-senior management connects very well with the engineers. Very engineer driven company.

    Cons

    No formal training offered (i.e. Microsoft offers development tools to users). Senior management has made decisions without thinking them through.

    Advice to Management

    A good CEO should have a strong engineering background, not just an MBA.


  8. All the positives of a small company with all the benefits of a large company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, personal responsibility, support from the company with what you are trying to do. These are all some of the big pros!

    Cons

    Even though this place has many of the positives of a small company it can still be bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Re-consider some of the workload; there is a great deal to get done.


  9. Greatest company ever to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, which is very important to me because I want to work to live not live to work. Great benefits - very caring of employees.

    Cons

    None. I would be the first to say them if there were any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is good for the employees, the environment and the company.


  10. It is a great experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Here are a few pros for the list: Smart people, really great benefits, and a super good working environment also.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say, it is an all around great job.

    Advice to Management

    Get the stock prices up. Otherwise, they are doing a fantastic job.


  11. I enjoy working with smart people and doing really great things.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What I really like best here and what is a big pro for me is that Adobe has a creative and very engaging environment.

    Cons

    I wish there was a clearer path for career advancement for those who don't start out in this particular field.

    Advice to Management

    Create a budget for development roles. Someone who isn't clearly qualified should be able to follow a path for career advancement.



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