Adobe Reviews

Updated May 18, 2021

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  • "Great benefits, pay, people -- as humane of a place to work as can exist(in 339 reviews)

  • "Best work environment and culture(in 302 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance is bad especially during Covid(in 119 reviews)

  • "Cannot use office because of work from home mandate(in 69 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      Exceptional company with rigorous standards

      Feb 22, 2021 - Customer Success Engineer in Milford, NH
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      Pros

      I could write a novel of pros for Adobe. They have a genuine concern for employee well-being from physical to mental health, work-life balance, to job satisfaction. The whole company genuinely feels like a cohesive team, all working toward the same goals with the same passion and concern for one-another. Despite the organizations size, sub-teams feel like smaller businesses that are easy to navigate socially and professionally. The clear work-ethic throughout inspires an overall attitude of excellence and drives you to achieve and work harder daily. Goals are clear, the workload is communicated and understood.

      Cons

      Every company has it's flaws, but it's challenging to pull out anything more than a minor complain that would be commonly found anywhere. The workload for my time is a little higher than it maybe should be, but I'm confident efforts are constantly underway to make improvements and hire more great people to fill in. Unless you are willing to venture out and make yourself known, you could potentially feel isolated from a social perspective, especially during Covid, but even minor effort takes you a long way.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to work for

      May 17, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Very thoughtful company during COVID. Treats employees with respect. The pay is good and most of the products have a great upside

      Cons

      Work hours can be a bit intense

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Adobe cares - middle mgt- not so much

      Apr 10, 2021 - Senior Marketing Manager in Lehi, UT
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      Pros

      I came over with the Workfront acquisition. I was excited to be part of this wonderful, well-known, beloved brand. The benefits are amazing. Lots of work life balance, healthcare is great, there’s a nutritionist on staff, tons of unheard of added perks...all top notch. Adobe executive leadership truly cares and has put a lot of thought and research into making Adobe a great place to work. But there’s a gap....

      Cons

      After several weeks of onboarding and participating in discovery meetings, it was clear that Adobe VPs and “heads of x” weren’t carrying the culture created by executive leadership down and through to the individual contributors. There is also a significant amount of unhappiness within the DX marketing org. Apparently there was a re-org last fall, and few understand their job and those that do, aren’t happy in their new roles. They openly admit they’re not sure how to integrate Workfront resources and because of that, they are pausing on spending time learning until they have to. Layer on top of that no clear direction from Workfront marketing leadership on new messaging and themes. It takes forever to get anything approved by Adobe. All of this creates doubt about the future. Without clear direction and lack of culture, me and many others jumped ship.

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      8 people found this review helpful

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company with Organizational Challenges in Sales

      Apr 30, 2021 - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Benefits and corporate policies are awesome. At the corporate level, Adobe really takes care of their employees with financial, mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing, medical, and time off benefits. A culture of inclusion and equality for people of all races, genders, abilities, and disabilities. They have also been amazing in they way that they have handled the COVID-19 pandemic to protect their employees and be compassionate to all in a very difficult time.

      Cons

      The sales organization struggles with organizational complexity and a cutthroat culture that makes it extremely stressful and difficult to achieve a work life balance. Despite all of the benefits listed in the pros, the reality is that working in the sales organization at Adobe is detrimental to mental health and quality of life.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Enterprise Company Who Engages Well w/ Employees

      Apr 24, 2021 - Customer Success in Portland, OR
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      Pros

      Great vision, great products, good leadership, invests in employees

      Cons

      cross functional communication, constant change

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Serious problems in some teams

      Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
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      Pros

      Generally pleasant atmosphere, nice people, reasonably powerful equipment takes some of the tedium out of development. Overall the company has a good vibe and I found it enjoyable 80% of the time. Plenty of latitude to do your own thing and own your space.

      Cons

      Plenty of latitude is mostly due to management apathy and inaction. Horrendous aging codebase shows signs of prolonged hacking and neglect. Senior researchers tend to throw their weight around and outright blockade development they don't agree with. Most other staff are frantically bugfixing for the researchers who avoid code reviews entirely. Your career can easily be stifled falling into the servitude of research staff with endless menial maintenance. This process leads to a revolving door of staff with heavy attrition. Try here. If you get lucky you can get something done but if you experience misconduct then prepare yourself to exit promptly. Expect no help.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company, Amazing benefits

      May 14, 2021 - Senior Security Engineer in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Overall, great company to work for with amazing benefits

      Cons

      - Taking advantage of education benefits is contingent on managerial approval which may have difficulty - Slow to get anything done

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      BEST Company

      May 14, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Amazing benefits, 2- 1 week-long shutdowns to recharge, amazing healthcare, 401k, Overall inclusion-Culture, Caring Management, Team environment, Career Growth, Work-life balance

      Cons

      None- I just wish the office was open!

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company culture and values

      May 12, 2021 - Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
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      Pros

      Diversity, good working environment, typical benefit schedule, potential growth within the company.

      Cons

      A common problem for large company, certain process could take long time.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company to Work For!

      May 4, 2021 - Senior Client Partner in Mc Lean, VA
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      Pros

      - Great Culture (Sold focus on work-life balance and opportunities for professional development.) - Great Products (Consistent focus on innovations and opportunities to learn about many different technologies) - Great Leadership

      Cons

      It can get hectic sometimes, but I've found most Adobe employees are willing to dive in and help when needed.

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