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It is all about what you expect

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orem, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

Pros

- very little stress
- great work life balance (out by 5pm, in after 9)
- great benefits
- most people are nice
- free food/soda
- If you are looking for decent pay, no stress, consistent work, hard to go wrong

Cons

- Absolutely no correlation between ability and position in the company
- Far more politics then other companies I have worked with
- Some of the least skilled people I have worked with
- Terrible infighting between groups
- No one is held accountable for anything
- MANY MANY layers of management for no reason
- If you want a position that pushes you, makes you better, will allow opportunity and growth, not the place for you

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is obvious that we have a rudderless ship. I blame middle layers of management and complete delusion of people who have been in the company for many years for most of the problems.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Adobe

  1.  

    Empowering

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    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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