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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Great if you're management, terrible if you're an engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of really smart people work at Adobe
    - Kickbox is a very good program to get into

    Cons

    - Managers will pick people and move them to teams to inflate headcount
    - Political games by management

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting managers who haven't shipped a product kill perfectly good teams of engineers. Adobe has acquired so many promising companies just to kill teams and re-assign them to dead-end jobs that they are bound to quit in six to twelve months.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent benefits, small salaries, incompetent people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Communications Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits: 401k, health insurance, maternity leave

    Cons

    Small salary, incompetent people, lazy people, lack of vision and execution

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager, Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits. Some great products like Creative cloud which gives the company a solid future.

    Cons

    In organizations like Global Marketing, innovation and results don't matter, just need to know how to play office politics and make fancy slides. Marketing Management doesn't have a strategy and is very reactive. What's fascinating is that everyone seems to be fine with the dysfunction, no one really wants to drive big changes or challenge the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Breakdown the organizational silos to be more agile. Stop the PowerPoint culture and focus on results !


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace... as long as you're not a contractor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor

    Pros

    The people, vibrancy, and atmosphere

    Cons

    Minimal to no opportunities to convert to full-time. Preaches "internal growth and mobility" but doesn't actually let you explore full-time opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Reward and convert those who work hard to FTE instead of wasting time hiring new people all the time. Practice what you preach!


  5. "account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    flexibility with work hours and location

    Cons

    always changing pay scale and rolling back commissions

    Advice to Management

    find some consistency


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Career progression (read: Promotion) blocked by some HR system upgrade for 2 quarters."

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

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by and get to work with good colleagues from across the globe
    Good working culture, collaborative
    Meaningful work with high impact

    Cons

    Career progression is slow. Get outside offer to get promotion is the way to go
    Uneven leveling of roles v/v responsibilities across the org

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Inside Sales, Same story 6 months later"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, with great perks. Adobe as a whole is a great company to work for because of pay(if quota is realistic) and benefits.

    Cons

    Inside Sales is still a mess. Since Adobe is such a large company, it takes too long to get any valuable changes done. We are bleeding reps because upper management can't pull the trigger to fix the issues they created this year in the Sales organization. Which is a much larger issue than just inside Sales. Adobe Sales org is putting itself in a bad position by not moving quickly to fix internal data issues. This is causing people not to get paid, and forcing the top talent to leave, which leaves Adobe with the unsuccessful reps. People are trying to hang on because Adobe is a great company and hope the changes will come; but time keeps on ticking and nothing is yet to change to right size the errors made at the beginning of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Adobe management needs to get their heads out of their ases and do what's best for their employees. If you do what's right for your employees, then the employees do what's right for the customer. It's not rocket science. Someone with authority needs to grow a pair and take charge and start doing what's right.

    Adobe shouldn't be a place people are having to run from. Adobe should be a place where top talent wants to go, not leave.

    Hurry up with good changes, please don't make those new changes more complicated, which will just cause a larger exodus. Winter is coming in July if they don't make the proper adjustments.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products, vision is pretty goid. Office is nice.

    Cons

    Missed out on ecommerce play, toxic, toxic sales leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your titles and get helping reps and problem solving.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "If the chiefs are happy, who cares about the Indians"

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

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

    Pros

    Great office, nice facilities and benefits overall. work/life balance varies by group/team or organization.

    Cons

    Management never changes, too many tenured executives who can't keep up with current technologies, very little room for personal growth,

    Advice to Management

    Let's get some fresh faces in here. If teams have lots of turnover, perhaps look at the management and not blame the individual contributors.


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