Adobe Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Does not get any better than Adobe

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers to learn from. Yup notch benefits and compensation. Plenty of time for vacation. Significant challenges to solve, very satisfying work.

    Cons

    Growing so fast that the Utah Building is getting a little tight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Competitive pay
    Good name recognition
    Excellent client roster
    Flexible vacation policies
    Two weeklong breaks throughout the year
    Nice perks

    Cons

    Lack of career pathing in consulting
    Focus on billable hours as opposed to client satisfaction or innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Adobe is one of the most creative companies in the world

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adobe is filled with super creative people wanting to make the world a better place by helping people take what they imagine and bring it out visually. Whether that's with artwork, photography, or data. They encourage the heart and every treats everyone very well. You will love your colleagues. They are innovating in their human resources areas with their ongoing "Check-In" process, and they really care about leadership development.

    Cons

    Adobe is a multi-headed beast now. They have so many markets and products that they serve, they serve very few of them really, really well. They're no longer excellent at any one thing, but just very good at a number of things. The tedious yearly budgeting process, both for execution and for resource management, is ripe to be blown up and new approaches considered. Tremendously bright VPs and middle managers are reduced to blubbering idiots that can only pass their upper executive's demands downward, causing huge morale and dissatisfaction in the employees as they are hamstrung by half-baked, un-customer-focused "corporate" mandates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board, and the executive team, need to fire themselves and bring in people who already are experienced in the new world where the company needs to go and pull them to it, instead of pushing the large amorphous blob of efforts forward in a haphazard fashion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Awesome Employer and Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company benefits--the Employee Stock Purchase Plan is second to none
    The Lehi, Utah campus is only two years old and has already become "THE Place to Work" in Utah and Salt Lake counties--gorgeous facility with open, collaborative spaces, excellent café, game rooms, and a friendly team environment.
    Extremely progressive company that values employees--I truly feel needed and wanted with freedom to make decisions and have support at all levels.

    Cons

    Cubicle space is getting tight due to success and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start Phase 2 as we are running out of space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company that trusts people will do their best work

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good HR, great products, great management team that really try to take care employees

    Cons

    Some people take advantage of the laid back culture of the company, e.g. take a lot of vacation or slack off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the poor performers and slackers who are gaming the system. They drag this great company down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company, good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Good company to grow with

    Cons

    No cons. I really like the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Nice company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Have been here for more than 10 years. Overall well balanced company.
    Work life balance is good is most teams

    Cons

    Bonuses used to be better before. They are okay now.
    Layoff every year for the past 3-4 years
    Too many re-org. Forget promotions due to re-orgs, as every year you might be moved to a different team, and no manager would promote you till you work for them for more than an year, and you cannot work for more than an year, since the team would get affected by a re-org. Its happened with me three years in a row.
    Some teams are super aggressive, so if you want a good work life balance, make sure you get into the right team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less re-orgs
    What happened to profit sharing. Despite the company doing well, once profit sharing was taken away, it never came back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Great people good learning environment

    Cons

    I did not see any cons. It was wonderful internship.

  10. I have loved my time at Adobe so far. Great benefits and fantastic work environment.

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    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    World-Class Facilities! Great opportunities for creativity.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Counsel, Adobe Legal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Adobe Legal has gotten a lot better since the Dark Ages ended in 2012. Between 2002 and 2012, we had no leadership a the GC level (either from a management, intellect or talent perspective) and morale was low. The new GC is great and we're back to having a real team, so disregard the bad things that you've probably heard about working in the Legal Dept-- those stories were true pre-2012, but not now. Everyone is really smart and talented and pleasant to work with. The work is challenging and it makes the day go faster. The pay is good for in-house legal in SV.

    Cons

    No work life balance; trips to San Jose, if you work away from the headquarters, like me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing. Keep hiring capable people and don't make any hiring mistakes like you did when you hired the previous GC. I thought about leaving for many years back in the bad days. Now, I love going to work and I'd recommend this place for any attorney having an interest and the resume to get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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