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A continuously evolving company with strong DNA

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Lehi, UT
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lehi, UT

I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

If you examine the DNA and history of this company, you can rest assured that Adobe will be around for a long time. They have strong values, great focus on taking care of employees and doing the right thing. Holistically, they are very adaptable for a company so large, adjusting and transitioning to new markets and opportunities as they arise.

Cons

The larger this company grows, the harder it is for it to be nimble enough for fast growth markets. This size in a traditional management structure creates a lot of management overhead that ends up being a burden/more confusing in terms of establishing a clear direction and vision for the company's future.

The annual round of layoffs is quite inefficient and threatens to eliminate lots of great talent within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My biggest piece of advice for the management at the company is to put a little more effort in retaining great talent when you go through a round of layoffs and non-performance based position eliminations.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, great people, flexibility, remote working (work anywhere program)

    Cons

    slow process, remote working, less face to face contacts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work but insular teams and management flailing

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    Former Employee - Front Line Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Front Line Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great genuine people (and the ones that aren't are easy to pick out). Product stability. Household name. Yearly layoffs are more-or-less a thing of the past. Getting a bit more nimble, some by intentional change, some by acquisition. Racial diversity (esp. US citizen & black men) has grown quite a bit over the last couple years, much due to acquisition.

    Cons

    A lot of flailing as to strategy rather than a solid strategy with changing tactics. Currently involved in building a lot of little questionable use apps and hoping some of them turn into something big. Many projects are being seen as "Well, we can add it as another feature for the Creative Cloud" but that's not adding significant "need" value. Those products are in danger of become bloatware with support drag. Teams also end up frequently product hopping and going through re-orgs, which could be healthy but Adobe/Macromedia had such strong developer identification with their product-silo that it ends up being more traumatic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find products that you believe are worthwhile on their own merits, not as another piece of bloatware to throw into the cloud.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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