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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 company, but possibly in decline.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Good culture, although declining. Lots of opportunity, if you are proactive and push it. Solid benefits, although declining. Excellent work/life balance, if you want it.

    Cons

    Sr. Management becoming much more insular. Seem to becoming more tone deaf- to wall street, to customers, and even to our own employees. Transparency- once a hallmark of Adobe, is declining. Clinging to a shrink wrap world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more aggressive about driving innovation. Stop trying to protect our shrink wrap empire at the expense of new technology that will pave the way in the next 20 years.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great workplace; culture is a bit corporate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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