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Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance - weekends are my own" (in 553 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits and 401 matching" (in 228 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is very poor in some teams" (in 83 reviews)

  • "Work from home is not defined well" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good projects, good leadership
    - Lot of communication about whats going on
    - Great benefits. 25% espp contribution
    - good parental leave

    Cons

    - no free food / very poor food options
    - work can be slow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Getting worse"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good fellow employees.
    Buildings are nice.

    Cons

    Management provides little insight into reviews. Pay starts competitive, but no effort is made to keep pay competitive over time. Work goes unappreciated. You have to self-promote to get anywhere. If you can't self-promote then you'll be in a dreaded job. IC work is often presented as work done by management team.

  3. "Avoid Consulting"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Adobe has great benefits - the insurance is the best I've ever had, there's a sabbatical every 5 years, etc.

    Cons

    If you're a software engineer, you don't want to work in consulting.

    Engineering ability is looked down upon. Good engineers are often not promoted, and poor engineers are often promoted as long as they talk to the right people.

    Your time is strictly tracked, down to 15-minute increments.

    You will be actively discouraged from going to conferences if it means taking time off work. You can forget about ever having your conference ticket paid for unless you're lucky enough to be working for a large client project.

    Product engineering will also look down on you coming from consulting. So movement is very difficult, even if it's to a position that you're extremely qualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers be engineers. Get project managers and stop wasting engineers' time managing their own projects. Learn how to identify engineering talent and fix your metrics for promotions.


  4. "Technical Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture. Tend to be driven towards problem solving versus blame when things go wrong.

    Cons

    Tend to overload people and slow to hire.


  5. "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture and inspirational products

    Cons

    A lot of turnover at the executive level. Company also does not punch ar it’s weighr from a social relevance perspective.

    Advice to Management

    More work needs to be done to build up Adobe’s brand beyond the creative pros and select group do digital marketers.


  6. "Internship @ Adobe"

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

    I worked at Adobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Great environment; everyone is genuinely happy to be there and doing their job and many employees have been there for 5+ years
    + The food and campus is great
    + Weekly 1:1's with manager encourage discussion and professional development

    Cons

    - Intern program isn't as inclusive as it could be. More professional development workshops would be great!

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great pay, cool products, lacking culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adobe Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adobe Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, cool products, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Cliques are pretty prevalent within groups, especially those with employees who’ve been with the company for a long time or groups that have remained intact for extended periods. It’s extremely difficult to integrate yourself into those groups and do your job in a strategic way.

    I keep hearing about this great Adobe culture and yet I’m constantly faced with basic disrespect and rude behavior. Lots of finger pointing and hostility between groups and individuals. It’s hard to get things done on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear strategy, empower those you’ve hired to be subject matter experts to be the subject matter expert. Today, there’s so much churn and waste due to lack of planning, design by committee, and too many teams with overlapping or identical charters that make it challenging to deliver great experiences for our customers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed Bag of Good and Bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay (although not on par with the hours you work), great reputation and products. It is also one of the most fair places I have worked at and, as a female, I have never experienced any of the bro culture that I've experienced at other companies. My opinions are listened to and respected.

    Cons

    As with any company, depends on your manager. Started out with an aggressive, but supportive manager, then they left and a new, non-technical micro-manager took their place. Placing all operations into the hands of non-technical "experts" in India hurts us - cost- and quality-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. Don't expect them to work long hours, seven days a week. Our team was short-staffed, so I was doing the work of three people before they hired a junior person.


  9. "Great Company, Great Products, Great People, Too Big"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is doing very well, there are a lot of very smart and interesting people to work with. The pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The company is very big and with that come a lot of challenges.


  10. "Lead Software QA"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Employee friendly policies
    2. Good progress of its stock price
    3. Sound foundation

    Cons

    1. Repetitive work
    2. less time for innovation


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