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Updated July 23, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (3)

    "Incredible place to be."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Adobe invests in retaining top talent. Experts land here, and then are incentivized heavily to stay. Thus, if you're fortunate enough to be a junior engineer on a team, chances are good that you'll be surrounded by the very best in the industry to help mentor you. I've found my team to be humble, mature, accomplished, and eager to help me improve my skills.

    - Because the engineers here are very much at the top of their game, it makes for a very uncompetitive atmosphere - they have little to prove and are very secure with their abilities. As a result, I've found the teams to be incredibly productive and collaborative.

    - Adobe has a thoughtful business strategy. It is stable, focused, and driven. It doesn't get swept up in the typical flashy and silly hype surrounding much of the tech industry. It's fun to be part of this larger, sensible vision.

    - I came here because the company placed a high value on ethics. Since I've been here, I've seen that these ethical standards are robust, and it makes for an awesome work environment.

    - This is one of the few top tech companies that truly wants you to have a good work-life balance. Adobe understands that their employees perform better when they're not burnt out. Adobe understands that it's better to retain top talent and reduce churn than it is to constantly lose key team members and have to get new employees up to speed. This seems like a no-brainer strategy, but if you look at the industry retention rates, you'll see that few companies understand this.

    - It's not a cult. I've not had anyone try to feed me kool aid. I really appreciate this, and probably would have gone elsewhere if this weren't the case. Even though I have a high opinion of the company, I've not ever really expressed this at work - it's simply not part of the culture to bleed for the brand or put on a show about how much you love the company.

    Cons

    - I wish its brand were as sexy as some other tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep on keeping on, and so will I. Thanks!


  2. "Account Executive - Adobe Sign (eSign)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Compensation can be on the low end for SaaS in the Bay Area, but they make up for it with generous benefits and a great work life balance.

  3. "Sr. Systems Engineer @ Adobe"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to move inside the company


  4. "Recommends"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Opportunities and innovative product to work on. Great work-life balance and some great co-workers

    Cons

    Need to expand more. Has a lot of potential

    Advice to Management

    Need more opportunities to move with the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative company focused on growing market share"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing products, forward thinking executives, bright peers, motivated workforce, annual conferences across the country, and a focus on community service and sustainability. Excellent wellness & educational benefits for full time employees and networking/career development opportunities. Innovative company!

    Cons

    Rapid growth & changing technology makes it difficult for management of such a large company to nimbly & quickly adapt to change.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication across company silos


  6. "I love that Adobe is driven by core values and takes care of its employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow within the company. The culture supports creative and strategic thinking. The bedt people work here!

    Cons

    As a large company wth a strong hierarchy of approvers it can take a long time to make seemingly simple process adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Since many organizations do not have a clear growth path, people manager need to support personal and professional KPIs to avoid stagnancy in the workforce.


  7. "Application Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Company I ever worked for.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, borderline bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Manage locally when possible.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Great company. Great culture. Great vision. Great stock. Great management. I would recommend Adobe as a great place to work.

    Cons

    Adobe wants everyone to work from an office. As a remote employee there is not a lot of opportunity for advancement unless you are willing to move.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the massive reorganization in the sales org every year. It takes 6 months to recover from it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Relationship Marketing in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Relationship Marketing in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food, cool events, freebies

    Cons

    information sharing issues, teams are not aligned

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "managers" who make it a habit to screw over the girls below them just because of their inferiority complex issues. Fire her right away before you have a big lawsuit. She is what's called HIGH RISK.


  10. "Overall positive experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and open culture, hardworking and dedicated colleagues, great benefits.

    Cons

    Frequently changing strategic direction and too many meetings.


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