Adobe Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Good company with varying leadership qualities in managment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    On product and marketing teams you have room to shine and get promoted.

    Cons

    On IT and operations teams the organizational management is conflicted, slow to react, and rewards loyalty/friendship over performance and experience.

  2. Technical Operations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adobe has some nice office environments, easy to connect to people formally and informally. The brand is growing to become a bit more than 'the PDF company". The board and very top line management )\(reporting to the CEO) are good.

    Cons

    VP level tends to be more political and worried about their own backyard vs supporting the company wide vision. Some groups are strong while others are non-existent. Layoffs each November, you can set your watch to it. Health insurance is a joke, better to use external offerings - cheaper, better coverage can be found by getting a job right down the freeway in SV. This was once a great place to work for ....now it's so-so at best (despite what they say on the website). It's not what you do that gets you noticed, it's who you know. Good ol boy/girl network. Entitlement runs a muck.

    Advice to Management

    In November, take the dead wood out of the VP level to infuse a better team oriented and more strategic direction. Reduce the cost of the lofty health insurance. Keep up the vision at the very top level and expect more from your reports.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Adobe - great pay, staid culture

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great salaries and smart people. Solid company and future.

    Cons

    Stress levels can run high, and culture isn't "fun" like many silicon valley/bay area tech companies -- feels more like a big, mature software company (It's trying hard to change, though).

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  5. Great people to work with

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

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

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

    Pros

    perks, pay ,employ friendly and love the quality work you get to do.

    Cons

    less checkins for personal growth

    Advice to Management

    performance review process should be more optimized.

  6. Worked at Adobe for 6 years in Sr Management operational capacity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Overall good culture, friendly workplaces, enthusiastic people, growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Constant innovation and changes has lead to slightly disconnected culture.

  7. Helpful (2)

    An often inspiring big company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Computer Scientist
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist

    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

    Interesting projects, work life balance, compensation, conferences, growth track for technologists, two annual shutdowns

    Cons

    Appalling internal systems, reorgs, large number of people involved in even smallish projects, politics between organizations

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize new ways to measure success of new initiatives, since nearly everything is bundled into larger services. New products take time to pick up speed.

  8. Software Engg

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Good work place,
    Competitive salary, GC process faster

    Cons

    Politics, Company losing path, PLM dictating to Dev

  9. Creative, fun company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salaries, smart employees, good culture.

    Cons

    Difficult to move upwards; flex work options not accepted.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Adobe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Great work environment, wonderful management

    Cons

    Long work hours, needs more perks

  11. Whimsical hiring in sales- looking for 6mo miracles. Quick to hire and fire and blame the contributor not the manager.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Salary. Location and nice (not helpful but nice) people

    Cons

    Not worth it...Lots of weak management who couldn't perform at the level they expect their teams to perform on

    Advice to Management

    Boys club. Look at yourself-- be willing to own the same criticism you give others-- most of you deserve it.

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