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Adobe Ottawa Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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Ottawa, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Pros
  • This is one of the few top tech companies that truly wants you to have a good work-life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 197 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Multimedia Production Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Multimedia Production Intern in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe as an intern

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and pay. Great culture/people.

    Cons

    Maybe a branch in Toronto?


  2. "Great Company Vision"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Adobe is a great company if you are interested in being part of a community and contributing to things outside of work in a sanctioned environment. The company vision provides a great guiding light to strive towards. Many employee focused programs for personal and professional development are available.

    Cons

    Satisfaction in a role is very much contingent upon the right manager. There are many examples of 'promoted to highest level of incompetence', but there are many amazing management chains that support and nurture their staff. Find the right ones!

    Advice to Management

    Work on weeding on the road blocks in the management chains to promote better team performance.

  3. "Sr. Sales Compensation Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong executive team with a clear vision of Adobe's future

    Cons

    Decrease in the number of remote employees, therefore for career advancement you must be located near an office, or be willing to relocate


  4. "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay
    Nice Perks
    Nice people
    Good company

    Cons

    Office Politics
    Big Company Bureaucracy
    Lacks focus


  5. "review"

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    Current Employee - CRM Analysis in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - CRM Analysis in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of off site activities, when it is being organized by your immediate manager you are included in most activities,

    Cons

    excluded from a lot of benefits when you are a contractor, No quite viewed as a part of the company even after years of working with them,


  6. "one of the best company to work for !"

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    Former Employee - Network Operation Center Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Operation Center Engineer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly people, nice managers

    Cons

    The company should pay more attention to people.


  7. "Great place to work, poor career growth opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very impressed with the professionalism. Good sales support, good work environment

    Cons

    Being in Ottawa made it difficult to be part of the "team" and growth was limited. Ottawa site is small, and very little interest from Adobe in investing in Ottawa site. Job growth opportunities are poor. The company usually grants contract to individuals as contingent workers with a maximum time of 24-month mark, after this time employees are ineligible for a requisition extension with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at expansion in Canada. With the current exchange rate, and the salary being very competitive when compared to some of the locations in US, Canada is a low cost region in North America for Engineering

  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -salary, people, management, company benefits, people who you worked with.

    Cons

    -being in Ottawa made it difficult to be part of the "team" and growth was limited


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, poor career growth opportunites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, compensation, opportunity to work with really smart people, flexible leave schedules, continuing education benefits, amazing products

    Cons

    Ottawa site is small, and very little interest from Adobe in investing in Ottawa site. Job growth opportunities are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at expansion in Canada. With the current exchange rate, and the salary being very competitive when compared to some of the locations in US, Canada is a low cost region in North America for Engineering


  10. "Great benefits and place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time , benefits , sabbatical after 5 years paid for 4 weeks

    Cons

    Managers need to be trained more


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