Adobe Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,062 Reviews
3.9
1,062 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen
760 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 23 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good and well enough to sustain

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  India, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in India, TX

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

    Pros

    its amazing and mind blowing.. nice experience overall

    Cons

    no fee time and holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do best and leave rest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    NOC systems administrator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Technician  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - NOC Technician in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Great job and rewarding experience

    Cons

    Communication between departments for changes non existent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fine place, but they operate like an ancient institution, not a modern, nimble tech innovator.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great sustainability commitment. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Adobe moves like a DINOSAUR. Incredibly siloed and resistant to change. Way too slow to address change (both internally and externally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Google, not Microsoft.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Do not work in HR or Recruiting at this company

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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

    Pros

    Technology is fantastic, Brand is fantastic

    Cons

    The senior management here (specifically in Recruiting and HR) is scary. This has been a great place to work prior to about 3 or 4 years ago and now the HR group is going downhill. People are leaving like the house is on fire and this is 100% because of the Senior Leadership. Specifically the head of recruiting and the passive aggressive nature they manage. It is very sad that nobody seems to care that we are losing great recruiters everyday. If you are looking to join a great recruiting team with potential career future this is not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until people notice and acknowledge the mass exodus that is happening nothing will change. You have or at least had a fantastic organization but the only way people are succeeding in this org is by kissing up to vp's and not actually doing the work. Stop hiring YES MEN and retain the talent that is actually doing the work. Adobe is a fantastic company but its time HR walk the walk and stop just talking the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees stay a long time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible work environment, good location, great office space

    Cons

    everyone's opinion gets taken into account...too much so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions that you stick to. don't be swayed by the popular vote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Culture, great products, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the culture. Benefits are great. Smart people to work with and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Internal politics - salary caps, little opportunity for upward growth within teams (have to jump around)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great location and great benefits with nice people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back if you're a QE

    Cons

    hard to move around or out of Quality Engineer in to something else. It is impossible to apply for other positions within the company; they won't even give you an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people explore other interests in the company instead instead of keeping them where they are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adobe is a great place to work

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Great company vision and culture combined. It includes great benefits.

    Cons

    Large organization so difficult to have impact depending on level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the amazing site that shows employees their full benefits package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, difficult place to get a job

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    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great work life balance (depending on your manager/job role of course), great benefits.

    Cons

    Everyone here is very "nice". More difficult conversations need to be happen on a regular basis. Politics can be an issue depending on which group you're working with and how much proximity you have to the upper crust of leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great people and benefits

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not much growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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