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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

Very good benefits, from PTO to health plans. Discounted software. Flexible work hours - must be in core hours but able to work from home on occasion.

Cons

Company shut down weeks require you to use your PTO hours at company's convenience.

Middle management - across the board - is often out to promote themselves by stepping over their direct reports, and taking the glory of their work, but not helping them grow. They do not understand that it is the direct reports success that make them a successful manager.

The company changes focus frequently, from a creative services software company to a back server enterprise focus. Company lays off staff regularly to make the board happy - as the operations budget needs to be lower to make profit margins higher. Lay offs happen even when profits are high.

Company states it encourages growth within the company - even across different groups and positions, when in actuality, HR only considers current position, and won't discuss other opportunities. Every group is measured on group goals - even if they contradict goals of all of the other groups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please focus on Adobe's strengths (such as Acrobat and Creative Suite) and bring the company back to the respectable company that it once was. Running in all different directions because 'the street' say that is where growth potential is going to be is just destroying the company.

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    Lots of talk and not enough follow through.

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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

    Benefits and pay is on par and everyone seems happy that stays. Adobe tries to make things better for employees by throwing activities and maintaining a balance. There are some cool technologies coming out of Adobe and if your a fan-boy you will be very happy here. People respect families in Adobe some people have been around for +20 years and for a high-tech company that is still producing some forefront technologies that is great. It's a leading software producing company that has done some good strategic moves to keep things fresh.

    Cons

    Moving fast is hard and there is a lot of isolation. Management could be better sometimes you are left to fend for yourself. A lot of teams doing the same thing and not enough communications across the company. Everyone is doing there own projects and you get a lot of soloing of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communications between teams and ensure that new employees get assimilated properly to ensure morale is good.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but like all other places, there are areas for improvement.

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    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Most of my colleagues are super--smart, hard-working, team-players, operate in the best interests of the company. Great innovation--it is incredible how much innovation is going on within the company. Cool products, cool brand, users love Adobe!

    Cons

    Organization is pretty flat, so some feel potential promotions is more limited.
    Consensus-driven company (although in some cases is a good thing, it can bog down decision making, especially at the very top levels of the company).
    Pay could be better--not sure how HR does its benchmarking, but we seem to have lower salaries than my colleagues at other high-tech companies in the Valley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great culture, great products and innovation. Be aggressive in the market place and remain visionary, not just tactical. Make sure to not run functional groups, like legal, too lean for too long.

    Recommends
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