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Updated March 5, 2015
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Updated March 5, 2015
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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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  1.  

    A GREAT COMPANY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Great work Atmosphere, great experience.

    Cons

    A very big company and hard to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Adobe research intern

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    Former Intern - Adobe Research in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Adobe Research in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Adobe as an intern

    Pros

    Really great project and advisors.

    Cons

    Need to work in no less than 13 weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. Great benefits with a lot of great people to work with. Atmosphere is great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Company has great values and offers a lot of training with tuition reimbursement, certification training. Great work life balance and flexible time off. Offers a Sabbatical after 5 yrs. Nice kitchen with free beverages. Customers really are the most important thing. They value loyalty, integrity and high morals.

    Cons

    I haven't really found any yet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great communication to your teams and employees. Regular updates are appreciated. Would like to see more women in higher positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic company, would recommend it to anyone

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    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
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Great place to work at

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    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.  

    Best place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Awesome Work-Life Balance / Flexibility / Company is outgrowing esp. in the last 5 years.

    Cons

    Remote working (pros and cons) makes team communication tough sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A Great place to work

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    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
  11.  

    Lifelong Adobe employee who has worked across a variety of job titles and levels

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Manangement
    Current Employee - Director, Product Manangement

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, who genuinely care about the customers they serve and their role in spurring creativity and design throughout the world. Built by two fantastic founders who infused the company with passion around engineering, innovation, and treating people well. Great stock purchase plan. Great sabbatical plan. Great and easy travel expense handling. Proven track record of acquiring companies to continue growth.

    Cons

    Very San Francisco-centric. You can work in a 400+ person office in another city and be considered a remote employee. Do not handle decentralization well. Instead of centers of excellence built around specific projects or businesses, many offices are essentially treated as remote cube farms. Poor track record or organic growth. Most growth has come from M & A or through business model changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about building centers of excellence in sites outside of the Bay Area. Continue to invest in innovation, and look for organic growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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