Adobe Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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Pros
  • Work life balance is truly practiced (in 149 reviews)

  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (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. License Management Consultant

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    Current Employee - License Management Consultant in Duvall, WA
    Current Employee - License Management Consultant in Duvall, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility! Office location! Fantastic benefits, cafe on site, they will take care of you

    Cons

    Older crowd, no new grads...


  2. Great company trying to stay relevant

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    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance Benefits Competitive salary Potential to reach many customers

    Cons

    Catering to dying industries in certain cases. Many have worked here for 15+ years so little incentive to DIVE into new tech.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage mastery of current tech/ best practices


  3. So much potential

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Good strategic direction. Great products.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership - especially at middle to operations levels - is a concern. Many people in influential positions lack management & communication skills and accountability. Company values sound great on paper but are not lived. Work-life balance has deteriorated in recent years. Slow. Good people let go and weak ones left making it so many people fear being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to strike a balance between old, labor-intensive annual review process and the new, entirely subjective process. Need accountability for management not only on delivering projects but also for managing their teams. Encourage work-life balance and taking PTO to recharge and disconnect.


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    Good company, overall

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, attention to growth opportunity, progressive time off/WFH policies, great benefits package, good strategic direction for slow but steady growth in the industry.

    Cons

    Wide variation in strength and quality of management. Changes in employee review process put all of the responsibility on the manager, and not all are up to the task. Sales culture is cut-throat. Espoused company values can be rhetorical only and day-to-day is entirely dependent on strength of immediate leadership. As is found elsewhere in technology, and despite leadership rhetoric about elevating women's roles and influence, sexist behaviors persist.

    Advice to Management

    Find the balance between the old formal annual review and the completely subjective check-in process that replaced it. Find a way to improve accountability for managers to provide clear and actionable feedback. It's not enough to roll out "tools" and the odd training if you're not assessing competency in this area and enforcing a baseline standard.


  6. Good people nice environment, I'd work there again.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facilities are really nice - work with top notch people - pay is good or better than average - free parking - cafeteria with discounted food - schedule is usually negotiable - often allowed to telecommute

    Cons

    Like any hi tech company the politics can sometimes be rough - Often there are RIFs - Management often seems out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to your people their your greatest asset. Spend less time worrying about the quarter and more time looking with a long view out 3 years. Senior management makes too much money compared to employees


  7. Great people, lovely work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very generous vacation and time off uncluding sabbaticals every 5 years

    Cons

    Harsh layoffs happen regularly, often feel real decisions are made in CA, not much job growth opportunities in Seattle

    Advice to Management

    Stop yearly layoffs and when needed provide some rational for how decisions get made.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Adobe research intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Adobe Research in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Adobe Research in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as an intern

    Pros

    Really great project and advisors.

    Cons

    Need to work in no less than 13 weeks.


  10. Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great life balance great benefits Brilliant staff

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of. It is great!


  11. Great Company To Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous amounts of time off with sick time and vacation. Good work/life balance. Great people to work with. Executive management are focused and committed to company's transition to cloud based services.

    Cons

    Upward mobility and paths for promotion are a little unclear.



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