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Updated April 26, 2017
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  • The work life balance here is excellent though some teams ( especially those working on newer features) might have to spend a weekend or two here (in 417 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 190 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Keeping pace with the technology changes can be a challenge.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "False image but good employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good people
    Ideas can be welcomed
    Some groups and teams have good culture

    Cons

    Adobe doesn't actually live the values it preaches.
    Management and HR are vindictive and retaliatory while pretending at first to be friendly (senior manager up)
    Adobe will ignore HR issues and even scrub their name from press articles to create false impression of cleanliness.

    Very vicious competition amongst mgmt, unethical behavior encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who report poor behavior​do not punish them.


  3. "Senior Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and offices. Really smart and capable people who know a lot about technology and design.

    Cons

    The people who actually do the hardest work don't get credit for what they do, and get asked to do even more of it.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teams to be more nimble and responsive. Make sure people who do good work get recognized for it.


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  5. "Internship in Procedural Image group"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment in SF office.
    A lot to learn and interesting projects
    Great salary for an intern
    Most of the learned skill are useful for your whole professional career.

    Cons

    No medical insurance for interns (employees for less than 3 months).
    Sand Francisco office people needs to commute to HQ in San Jose often.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "If the chiefs are happy, who cares about the Indians"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office, nice facilities and benefits overall. work/life balance varies by group/team or organization.

    Cons

    Management never changes, too many tenured executives who can't keep up with current technologies, very little room for personal growth,

    Advice to Management

    Let's get some fresh faces in here. If teams have lots of turnover, perhaps look at the management and not blame the individual contributors.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Game of thrones @ Adobe"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects
    Great business vision and dynamic esp. on the Creative Cloud business
    Great benefits / locations

    Cons

    Game of thrones being played out as you move higher in the organization not for the faint of heart.
    Adobe does not practice the culture that it espouses
    Top level management (VP/GM) is visicious and can be vindictive

    Advice to Management

    Culture is on the path to becoming like Uber;


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture. Most that work there are motivated to do quality work and believe in the mission and success of the organization.

    Cons

    large company which is very political and if you don't partner with the "right" people, your advancement could be stymied.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Inside Sales has to change. HR PLEASE HELP!!!"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, stock plan, compensation, health benefits, family perks, great facilities, line managers, technology, executive leadership, people, spiffs, cafe

    Cons

    No formal training which results in longer ramp times. Quotas have doubled without a clear explanation as to why. Inside Sales leadership has little sales experience which is apparent and has resulted in changes to process which has affected overall pipeline for Adobe. Do to the lack of pipeline, there is now unnecessary stress being felt from the executive level all the way down. Lack of trust in inside sales Sr. leadership has resulted in top talent to leave. Morale is at all time low which is being shrugged off. Not only have we lost top inside sales talent, we are now starting to lose line managers that can no longer refrain from expressing their concerns. I'm afraid that concerns within our org fall on deaf ears as upper management is too prideful to admit that they are wrong and unwilling to make changes. Overall, I'm hopeful for the future but wouldn't put my money on things changing anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Direct line managers are great but upper management has completely sucked the life out of the org. When having meetings with org, it is not wise to put a muzzle on team telling us not to ask "career limiting questions." This is taken as a threat. Take time to truly listen to your inside sales team and management and try and implement some of the suggestions given instead of completely ignoring them. HR, if all of the negative comments here on Glass Door about our inside sales org are being reviewed, please do something quickly to help. Last as I reflect upon Adobe's core values of Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative & Involved, I can tell you that our current inside sales Sr. leadership does not currently align with these values which is why we are experiencing the problems that we are. HR PLEASE HELP!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, mostly, manager and I not so good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office and good people. Like the products.

    Cons

    Did not sync with manager well.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "All around great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating and fun place to work. Plenty of opportunities to learn new tech, new skills, and fun events to play at as well.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy. What is the expression, "too many chiefs and not enough Indians"? Watching my department management grow their part of the staff each year and seeing more squeezes on operational costs than actual output for the headcount.

    Advice to Management

    More work is needed on the internal communication regarding product roadmaps and integration.


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