Adobe
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www.adobe.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Adobe Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.8 250 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

(191 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work!

    Computer Vision (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsWorking on great products that have millions of users; Working with brilliant people

    ConsFood is not free and not good...

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the food free!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Steady as she goes

    Director (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsNice benefits, creative products, nice people.

    ConsVery political, hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find a better way to innovate for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsAdobe has a great ethical culture of delivering mind blowing products while preserving a great balance of life and work. This derives from the founders, Chuck and John, and has been preserved because of their active involvement on the Board and because so many key contributors to this culture Adobe have stayed and not chased other opportunities. . The brand is very powerful worldwide and the pay and benefits are outstanding.

    ConsIt is inevitable that a culture that does such a great job of preserving work-life balance will have pockets of operations where the pressure to deliver is very intense (sales, radical updates to products such as making it all cloud based). Also, the Omniture acquisition brought in a lot of people who were in the mold of their former CEO Josh James who was selfish and self-promoting and the antithesis of Chuck and John. They are very political and a continuing risk to Adobe's culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery so often, the company has a RIF and a lot of the deadwood is cut away. But a lot of it remains. Management needs to do better at identifying poor managers and executives in a much more timely way and hold them accountable to improve or let them go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company bad model

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsWork life balance is truly practiced

    Consscrewed up payment of commission.

    Advice to Senior Managementbad comp plans with that force you to sell out your territory. If you want growth than set up the comp plans to reflect that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Place for retirement

    Computer Scientist (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat work life balance, people are nice to each other, feel like family.

    ConsThere are lots of people take advantage of the relaxing culture, not feel much motivated, since they wont really appreciate that. no cash bonus for 2013 individual contributer

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward people who is really doing a great job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood work, great tools, good exposure to work with clients.

    ConsWobbly management of the consulting organization, pay (not pro rated for location)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat benefits and colleagues.

    ConsTough to get promoted or switch roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to people changing roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech company with perks

    Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of perks, high tech culture, great brand to work for. Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones.

    ConsI survived several rounds of layoffs over the coarse of three years I was there and ended up quitting because i found a job with more career advancement. It's not typical for employees to get promoted, though employees often get moved around during re-org. I've seen several hard working individuals get laid off over the years, I believe though they all received equitable severance deals. Culture here is all about doing more with less, which means you will be working hard here. Exempt employees get pushed very hard and do not get paid their unused pro when they leave which I wish I knew in my last two weeks. Expect to work with passionate people who don't mind working late or on weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be greedy. Listen to the voice of your customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsWonderful employee compensation and work life balance.

    ConsDepending on where you are, growth opportunity can be stagnant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love working here

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat culture, great management, love it

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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