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Updated October 21, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is very poor in some teams" (in 90 reviews)

  • "Work from home is not defined well" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Adobe a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hadoop Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hadoop Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adobe has distilled its value in a way that helps to get through the ceilings that plague most companies even half its size. I feel fortunate to have seen this in action at all levels from product delivery, to departments behaviors, to how we work day-to-day. It has helped to foster trust from those on the ground giving their all each day. It is key for transforming into the business of tomorrow.

    Cons

    We are only held back by ourselves. I've found units within Adobe to be wonderful sponsors for improvement, innovation, and change. We are currently shifting all levels within our BU to be product oriented. Overcoming our inertia is the day-to-day challenge right now.


  2. "Great company, communication is hard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are all creative, flexible with person time and WFH, productive environment

    Cons

    Not great internal communication across different teams

  3. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Website Optimization Specialist in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Website Optimization Specialist in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is top notch. Pay is competitive. Coworkers are smart and friendly. There is a good culture.

    Cons

    Progress is very slow. Adobe has a huge bureaucracy so it takes forever to get projects approved and completed. Meetings take up most of the average employee’s work day at Adobe.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remove some of the hurdles that stand in the way of faster innovation. There are too many meetings. Otherwise, keep up the good work.


  4. "Great benefits, best place to work in San Jose"

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    Current Employee - ADM in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ADM in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    - 10k education reimbursement
    - 6 months maternity leave
    - great commute in south bay

    Cons

    - little flexibility
    - little sales training
    - some favoritism from management

    Advice to Management

    be more supportive of career growth and more equal employment


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Poor compensation, no career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Exciting technical challenges, smart co workers. Company has positive outlook.

    Cons

    Compensation is sub par for the talent bar. Almost no opportunity for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay at market rates or talent will be hard to come by


  6. "Named Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, high performing stock, great marketing, financial upside for sales roles, can be a lot of fun

    Cons

    Old school high pressure sales culture, re-set of accounts/territories and roles in sales year over year

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the old school sales tactics - you can't expect a consultative sales approach when you are rewarding sitting in a client's lobby at the end of a quarter


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture, Top Shelf Benefits, Huge Perks"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is great. Really good people all around. Super friendly and they know how to take care of their employees.
    Also, very open to employees making lateral career moves and slow but progressive upward mobility if you just work hard. Very based on merit vs politics.
    Nice size bonuses, increase in reserve stock options yearly, and a 5 week sabbatical every 5 years.

    Cons

    Little difficult to navigate the labyrinth of the company structure with how big they've gotten and there are the usual politics that you'd find in any large company.
    Salaries are good but don't expect big increases.
    Lots of acquisitions over the years so it seems like they've never quite figured out how to integrate new employees.

    Advice to Management

    With the stock going 10x since over the past 5-6 years I'd say don't change a thing.

  8. "Product Management Intern"

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    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great food
    - Fun interns
    - Location

    Cons

    - Sort of bloated corporate company


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Careful!.....Roles & responsibilities differs drastically from the Offer..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits & Stocks(mainly because of Adobe).
    Slightly better Commute for East Bay residents.

    Cons

    -No clarity on roles on responsibilities.
    -Title, role & responsibility signed up during the offer & the actual work that one does now drastically differs for SEs and SDETs.
    -Also, no importance to Quality, especially at the Emeryville office location.
    -Looks like Adobe has recently acquired this. There's no formal processes, clarity in responsibilities, professionalism, etc. Don't get deceived by the name Adobe!
    -Old Office building(especially Emeryville office) - Not like a corporate campus!
    -No good food options nearby nor an in house cafetaria.

    I got another equally great offer @ one of the major fortune 500 technology company and yet I chose this mainly because of the brand Adobe coupled with 20 mins lesser commute than the other offer& good looking benefits along with the title/role & responsibility. But, within 3 months of my joining I repent that I made a mistake. The work that they ask me to do now is drastically different than what I signed up in my offer/title. The work that they indirectly force me to do now(no option!) is not my area of interest or strength. If I had known this before, I would not even have accepted this offer and would've happily went with my other offer.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire people, when you know that you're shortly going to reorg or change the roles, responsibilities or title for the position that you hired people. Or just be transparent about these when you hire people. So that ppl can make a better decision before joining. Else once you hire, then better understand their potential & care about employee satisfaction. Otherwise, you're just wasting ppl's time, career, peace of mind, etc...


  10. "Keep paying attention to the little things"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. I worked with amazing people!
    2. the product is great
    3. diverse
    4. work life balance is better than most companies
    5. those two company sanctioned breaks during the calendar year!

    Cons

    1. the culture is very old school and dismissive of youth and their ideas
    2. they preach work life balance but honestly it's during the mid year and end of year break where it really happens
    3. too much micromanaging
    4. tough to advance
    5. choose managers for their ability to manage and not just their skills

    Advice to Management

    emotional intelligence is a real thing to be aware of


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