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Becoming less fun to work here as corporation and resulting bureaucracy grows

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Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Adobe

Pros

You get to work on interesting products and technologies. If you don't like what you are doing, it is relatively easy to transfer to another group. Company has a good reputation in the marketplace. Very good benefits and amenities, including employee software purchasing, private offices, on-site post office and gym, some free food and drinks.

Cons

Benefits have been significantly cut in the last couple of years. Promotions are difficult to get. Cost-cutting measures have resulted in ridiculous bureaucracy in purchasing equipment. Layoffs are frequent. New hires are usually in China and India instead of USA. With some products there is a lack of leadership from senior management, which results in low-quality products. It is very difficult to fire incompetent people, especially managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Add a system for people to review their managers so senior management can be notified about poor managers. Instead of laying off people in the US to boost the stock price, should be investing in acquiring great talent to really mature some of our products.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great workplace; culture is a bit corporate

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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

    Very employee-centric company, great benefits, smart and talented people, culture is more corporate than others (even in San Francisco office).

    Cons

    Career advancement somewhat limited, a little bit of "not what you do, but how you do it" going on, as with most places you need to do your share of networking to move up. Managers always seem to be willing to pile on the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight the FUD by keeping quality high and never stop fighting the evil empire(s). Keep up the good work on the marketing front.

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  2. Solid workplace, good benefits, better culture needed

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    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Smart people, Great campus, Great benefits

    Cons

    Feeling of Isolation, Company needs to encourage more collaboration, time and opportunities to learn, need better mobility across teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for your team to innovate

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