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Great Place to work!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

I worked at Adobe

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Stocked Kitchen, Beer Bashes on Fridays - Lunches are well prepared by chefs (not free though) - Very passionate and smart people - Very fun and relaxed atmosphere to work in. "Work Hard, Play Hard" - Awesome game room - People are very open minded and willing to listen to your opinion and ideas and courteous as well - Good pay, cool perks like free fitness reimbursement

Cons

- Very flat organization structure, hard to get promoted and move onto other positions - Mature company, goes to the first point, a lot of people are settled in their positions so its hard to move up, you may have to go to another company then come back to higher position - The yearly layoffs - Upper management is not taking risks in new products, very conservative and reliant on the core products (photoshop, flash, etc.)

Advice to Management

Keep treating your employees well. Don't be afraid to take risks and retain top talent, don't lay off people without a very good reason to do so. Keep letting the innovation grow and support new products!

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    Company changed for the worse over the 10 years I worked there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package was good. Pay average. Nice facilities. Gym. Vacation time was generous (although this has now changed based on conversations with current employees.

    Cons

    Top leadership thought that the bottom line could be maintained/improved by cutting US jobs and sending them overseas. Lower to level employee benefits, stock options and profit sharing were lowered and are now gone except for very few and the higher levels of management. Top management communicated with their employees as though they were marketing to external customers. Senior management were reactive to new innovations rather than leading them. The only successful new product which Adobe developed in the 10 years I was there was In-Design, which was strongly advanced by John Warnock. Since that time the company just acquired new products and updated existing ones.

    Advice to Management

    None to existing management. The board needs to clean house of the top level managers and replace them with more innovative thinkers who share the vision of the founders in caring for their US employees.


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    Marketing Review

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

    I have been working at Adobe

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office location, great peers to work with, solid products

    Cons

    No opportunity for career growth or promotions, innovation seems stalled, management is very risk adverse and initiatives to drive change are not support, duration of employee tenure is valued over new ideas or skills, extreme cost cutting measures over the last two years are begining to impact comapny performance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees in all levels of the organization, bring in some employees with fresh skills and/or institute a job rotation program, encourage a tollerance of risk taking, reward new ideas, support change management initiatives with more than platitudes.


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