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Think Tank for Internet technologies

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Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Adobe

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

My team and I write code that is executed on over a billion computers -- 98% of the world's internet-connected computers. No other company has a product that can boast this. We brought TV to the internet, and won a freakin' Emmy award for it. I feel extremely privileged and happy to be working at Adobe. My co-workers are geniuses, all as smart as the guys at Google.

Cons

Senior management is getting greedy and insecure, and it shows in some of their big decisions.

Advice to Management

Get your greed under control. Make decisions that will make us thrive in the long term, not so much in the short term. $1.8B was way too much for Omniture, and it was purchased out of a sense of insecurity. We should have bought On2, and we should buy Unity, ASAP. Also, we'd like free lunch in SF, if not every day, then every monday and wednesday or something :-)

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  1. 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Provide more opportunities for your team to innovate


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    Nice place, little growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Adobe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Professional, yet collegial atmosphere
    You get to work on products that are actually fun to use.
    Ideas are welcomed no matter where you are on the food chain.
    Free fruit!

    Cons

    Too much is being off-shored. It's hard to get things accomplished during the day when you're waiting on information from someone on the other side of the globe. Live meetings with said same co-workers are at inconvenient times for all involved.

    Limited opportunities in Seattle office.

    I've never seen so many people cry at work when they're under pressure.

    Annual layoffs of hundreds of people.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to take a more proactive approach to growing the skills of employees. Don't tell people in the US that "we can get someone for $40K a year in India, all expenses" because this is not confidence building and is fairly frightening.


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