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Used to have focus on cool technologies, now very much business focused.

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

I worked at Adobe

Pros

Very cool technologies
Excellent benefits
People are very open and receptive
Everyone knows and admires Adobe and its products
Worldwide business exposure

Cons

Expansion seems to all be done outside the USA - very limited growth within.
No attention paid to giving people wider experiences, so heaven forbid you stay with a product too long, you'll be shown the door.
Strategy explanation never seemed to make sense the last few years - maybe it's gotten too big to have a single focus?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adobe was started with some ideas that really shook up the world and created new opportunities. Now it seems the focus is on doing existing things more efficiently. That way lays suboptimal growth.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Adobe is an excellent place to work and to learn

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

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Seem to be floundering a bit of late to find direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get better at messaging/marketing and communication.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Empowering

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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

    Pros

    Total autonomy. Adobe really believes in the freedom to work how you work best. It is refreshing to see a company hire talent and then offer an environment where they can contribute freely. Lots of cool perks across the board. Great worldwide HQ campus. Really focused on being environmentally conscious, and of course who can forget free access to everything produced by Adobe. They even have a system for you to buy retail packaged software for your friends/family at a ridiculously discounted rate.

    Cons

    It's a big company so it can sometimes seem difficult to plot your career advancement, though they do offer help in this respect. I've heard of others taking up the offer to move around departments/roles, but honestly I think this is primarily geared at the most junior level employees. The reality is, they hire top talent and understandably want to see the fruits of their recruitment in a specific area they tapped you for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Shantanu is driving a great vision of the digital platform. Only advice I have is to continue to double down on the talent Adobe houses. The more opportunity for growth you provide the more tenure you retain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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