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Comfortable but not world-changing

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Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Adobe

Pros

- Very reasonable hours; I almost never work weekends (only about once a year during "crunch time").
- Very friendly place to work, not at all confrontational or competitive.
- People at Adobe are less nerdy than at some other companies, perhaps due to all the design-oriented products that the company makes.
- I think the company is in a fairly good place in terms of future growth potential.
- Steep discounts (about as steep as you can get) on all those great Adobe products.

Cons

- Although my peers are pretty good programmers, they are not as good as the people I used to work with at another large software company.
- Adobe is not the kind of place that is "changing the world" in the way that Apple and Google are.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adobe really should do a better job at college hiring. I feel that we seldom get the top-notch students from the nation's top computer science universities. There are some awesome people coming out of these schools, and Adobe should be trying to get more of them.

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    Commitment to employees and social values, great products

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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

    Great salaries and benefits
    Genuine commitment to the environment
    Strong employee volunteer program
    Smart, friendly people
    Some great innovative programs
    Cool products that people are passionate about

    Cons

    Change can be slow because the company is big
    HR is friendly but somewhat out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some stronger staff in HR

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    Good place for an intern.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Environment was really helpful especially in development. All engineers are free to talk and help. The building is extremely nice and the amenities are top notch.

    Cons

    Sometimes the products are not the most exciting. Every product uses flash or so it seems, and speed is not always the first priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into other options, flash is not the answer to everything. Overall, I feel there needs to be more innovation.

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