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A reasonable environment without innovation

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

I worked at Adobe

Pros

It provides flexible hours. It's good for the engineers who want to work remotely. I have never met a couple of engineers in the same group for about four years. It provides a good benefit package. It has good QA teams.

Cons

No innovation, that's a biig problem in this company. It tries to retain the senior engineers (more thatn 10, 15 years with the company) because they can read/understand the lagacy code. Managers are afraid of losing them. Managers cut loose the less senior ones if downsized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company needs new "blood" from outside. The new college gradutes are not new "blood". Try to recruit engineers from Google, Microsoft, and the others. Seniority kiils the innovation.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Adobe is a professional environment and treats its employees very well.

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    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    * interesting technology
    * sharp and friendly people
    * very good working environment
    * professional and competent atmosphere
    * metrics driven decisions

    Cons

    * large company so takes awhile to learn
    * some overlapping projects
    * multiple offices occasionally cause tough logistics when projects are spread between them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide good information about competitors and how Adobe plans to compete. Also, would be interesting to know how an enterprise strategy will be articulated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Stay away from the Omniture side, especially Adobe Digital

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    Former Employee - Staff Consultant (Adobe Digital) in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant (Adobe Digital) in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    You really learn a lot and since it is consulting, you get to work with some really smart and great people from other companies. You know what is going on in many different industries.

    Cons

    Although you learn a lot and meet great people at other companies, the management within Omniture is really bad. Promotions are given out based on friendship and politics to people that don't deserve them and aren't capable of leading or managing others.

    At least at Adobe Digital, employees are treated very unfairly, talked down to, reprimanded both in front of others and privately and you are only as good as you next mistake. You are given way too much work for one person to handle and then chastised when you make one mistake. And this is not just my opinion, the proof is in the pudding. In San Francisco, the Adobe Digital team has hired over a dozen people in the last 2 years with all but one quitting prior to reaching their year mark (and Adobe pays out nice money for reaching a year). Yet they still tell interviewees what a wonderful place to work it is.

    Meanwhile, the managers of these disgruntled employees keep getting promoted and praised because the consulting group is still very profitable based on the premium they get for carrying the Adobe name. They are profitable and that seems to be all the VPs care about. The incredible part is that upper management is aware of these issues because of countless HR complaints, surveys and the out-of-control turnover, but they'd rather turn over the entire work force than fire the people responsible for the mess.

    Do yourself a favor and away from Adobe Digital and possibly even Omniture altogether. Check out the Adobe software business itself. I hear they are much happier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.
    Thing long term success based on investing on your human assets rather than short term profits and losing your best people.
    Treat everyone with respect, even those you aren't trying to impress.
    Get rid of the people that are quickly ruining what used to be a great part of your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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