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Still good place to work

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

I have been working at Adobe

Pros

Pretty good salaries and excellent benefits, very nice environment with personal office for every engineer. Work on products everybody recognizes. Almost no everyday pressure from mid-level management, with accent on overall performance.

Cons

Management chain sometimes is way too long and includes middlemen far from both engineering and decision making. Engineering job title structure is flat (it's common for Adobe to have Computer Scientists with 10+ years of experience and Senior Computer Scientists with 15-20 years) - might be a problem when you change a job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less concentrate on Flash and stop war with Apple. Do not send so many jobs to Indoa and China. Flatten the management chain.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. Adobe, a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    Great software development model, smart business decisions and great work environment. Fun projects and team members.

    Cons

    Many different sight locations and teams make it a 24 hour shop, at times there is a need to work extremely early or extremely late to meet (via voice) with other persons or teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discover the working style of your employee and work to empower them.

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