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Adobe Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ADBE)
Computer Hardware & Software
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Mission: Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#31), 2017 (#9), 2016 (#19), 2015 (#18), 2011 (#39), 2010 (#29), 2009 (#4)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#19), 2016 (#20), 2015 (#47)

Company Updates

  • When John Penn II first joined Adobe as a computer scientist on the Photoshop team, he thought he found his dream job. Little did he know that his true career calling was helping The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children save lives with Adobe technology: #AdobeLife

    John Penn II's Career Path from Computer Scientist to Hero

    I don't hesitate when I call John Penn II a hero. But when you ask him, he says it takes a group effort to do what he does-to save missing and exploited children with Adobe's technology. Having been with Adobe for 20 years, John first joined Adobe as a senior computer scientist on the Photoshop team.

  • For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month hear how our Asian Employee Network builds community and careers, and how they welcomed Kristi Yamaguchi to speak at their first ever Leadership Summit: #AdobeLife

    Speaking Out with the Asian Employee Network

    Here at Adobe, our Employee Networks play an important role in bringing our employees together to build community and foster an inclusive workplace. This month, we pay tribute to Asian Pacific American Heritage by celebrating the work that's being done by our Asian Employee Network (AEN) and the experiences of some of its members.

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Adobe – Why Work For Us?

We've been in the neighborhood for more than 30 years, and we're still pushing the envelope in creativity, technology and innovation. Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.

You know us as the company that makes tools creatives can’t live without – like Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere. We're mission critical to the world’s largest brands, as they market their products and services to their customers with our digital marketing solutions. You also know us as the company that created the PDF, the single most used document format in the world. We pushed all this to the cloud, and haven't looked back since.

Bring your talents to Adobe and help us create experiences that matter. Then, learn more about what it's like to live the Adobe Life at one of Fortune's Best Companies to Work For.


John Warnock and Chuck Geschke founded Adobe based on fundamental principles:  Our people are our most important asset.  Good ideas come from everywhere.  And build a company where you would want to work yourself. 
More than 35 years after our founding, we are still committed to creating a workplace that works for everyone. Our employees bring with them a unique set of backgrounds and experiences and we embrace them. To drive greater diversity and inclusion worldwide, we invest in three key areas: growing future talent, attracting diverse candidates, and enhancing the Adobe Life experience for all.

Learn more about Adobe For All.

Adobe has more than 30 years of innovation with constant profitability and growth — but to keep up that pace we’ll need you!

When you come to Adobe as a university student or graduate, you’ll work side by side with the tech industry’s biggest thinkers and creators to help change the world through digital experiences. You’ll be welcomed into a community that loves to dream up groundbreaking ideas and make them real.

See when our University Talent team will be on campus and be sure to check out our open positions for all disrupters and trailblazers. We want you to experience all that Adobe Life has to offer.  


It's the little things that make a difference, like on-site massage and bike repair, pet insurance, fun after-work activities, and much more! We've got a complete list of benefits for you, but here are a few unique perks that set Adobe apart.

Discounts on Adobe products. For your own use, all Adobe software is free of charge. We've also got family and friend discounts.

Education reimbursement program. Adobe provides tuition reimbursement up to US$10,000 per year for approved courses. You can also take advantage of engineering and science courses on the Stanford Instructional Television Network (SITN).

Fitness facilities. Our San Jose campus features a fully equipped gym with weights, machines, cardio equipment, fitness classes, and even a full-length outdoor basketball court alongside the bocce ball court. Employees at other locations receive health club subsidies to be used for fitness facilities of their choice.

Great food. Our cafeterias serve delicious, healthy meals. You'll also find full-service coffee bars for your cappuccino fix and free snacks in every kitchen.


We are also committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach, where ongoing feedback flows freely.

As great as any location might be, it’s the people that make it downright amazing. In every business unit, at every office, you’ll discover passionate employees and a strong sense of community. You'll soon discover that when you're here, you don’t feel as though you are amongst colleagues, but rather an extended family, a place where community is valued and prioritized, all the while proving to be a place where one inspired person can make a difference.

Leslie – Group Program Manager, Platform Business Unit
“What excites me about my job is the fact that I get to work on very interesting and innovative technology that really does make an enormous impact on the world.”

Rupen – Architect, Mobile and Devices Business Unit
“There are only a handful of companies in the technology industry that allow you to simultaneously innovate cutting edge products and affect the billions of people who use them. So, we know everyday our work can have a far-reaching impact on the industry.”

James – Director, Associate General Counsel, Legal Department
“I want to come to work because the environment is packed with so many smart, driven individuals. So if you’re looking for a place that is driven by passion, rewards top achievers and has a reputation for producing outstanding products, then come check out Adobe."

Adobe Reviews

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    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 5 years)


    The company is doing very well, there are a lot of very smart and interesting people to work with. The pay and benefits are very good.


    The company is very big and with that come a lot of challenges.

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Adobe Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Adobe in January 2018.


    From initial contact it took about three months until I finally recieved an offer.

    I first had a brief 30 min phone interview with the recruiter where I gave my background and answered some basic questions.

    Then about 2 weeks later I hade a phone interview with my potential manager and a potential co-worker. Again I told my them about my background and they also gave me some information about the role.

    Interview nr. 3 was face to face with a senior manager from the team. This was more intended for me to ask questions and for him to make sure I was a good fit for the team.

    Lastely I did a panel interview (4 people) where I got a case from which I created a 30 min pitch. After which we did about 20 min questioning from the audience.

    All in all it was a long (and sometimes frustrating) process, but I also appreciate that, just to make sure it's a right fit both for me and for the employer.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you make sure that all stakeholders are satisifed? From C-level executives to people working on lower levels.   Answer Question
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Adobe Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • Forbes Most Innovative Companies in the World, Forbes, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Global Brands, Interbrand, 2016
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