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Fundamentals are solid

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

I have been working at Adobe

Pros

I respect Adobe's management/senior leadership and believe that the company has a solid strategy for meeting the challenges of the future. Each employee's role and contribution is respected, something that is very hard to find in similar companies. Finally, while not as good as in the past, the overall benefits/compensation plans are solid.

Cons

There seem to be very little opportunities for career advancement, definitely a sense of having to "do the time." Also, the culture can sometimes feel a bit "stodgy" -- innovation/change not always embraced.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider stronger paths to career management/advancement

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    Great company but difficult career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QE Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software QE Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Adobe is a good company with great products. If you are on the right team you could be working on some cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    As the company has grown some of the teams have grown large and there is lot of maintenance work. There are some very smart and senior people and it could be difficult to receive promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should address the growing bureaucracy in the company. Adobe should also give more attention to employee career growth and development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Adobe review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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