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Updated May 17, 2017
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  • The work life balance here is excellent though some teams ( especially those working on newer features) might have to spend a weekend or two here (in 423 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 195 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company, Questionable Managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Orem, UT
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Adobe provides a Flexible work schedule. Often found myself working on cutting edge work. The teams were friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Front line managers lack the motivation to get to know employees and care about their development. Management would talk bad about employees behind closed doors while telling the employees that they are doing great and have little to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should give real actionable feedback to employees when there is something to improve instead of just belittling the employee.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "False image but good employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good people
    Ideas can be welcomed
    Some groups and teams have good culture

    Cons

    Adobe doesn't actually live the values it preaches.
    Management and HR are vindictive and retaliatory while pretending at first to be friendly (senior manager up)
    Adobe will ignore HR issues and even scrub their name from press articles to create false impression of cleanliness.

    Very vicious competition amongst mgmt, unethical behavior encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who report poor behavior​do not punish them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and offices. Really smart and capable people who know a lot about technology and design.

    Cons

    The people who actually do the hardest work don't get credit for what they do, and get asked to do even more of it.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teams to be more nimble and responsive. Make sure people who do good work get recognized for it.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Game of thrones @ Adobe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects
    Great business vision and dynamic esp. on the Creative Cloud business
    Great benefits / locations

    Cons

    Game of thrones being played out as you move higher in the organization not for the faint of heart.
    Adobe does not practice the culture that it espouses
    Top level management (VP/GM) is visicious and can be vindictive

    Advice to Management

    Culture is on the path to becoming like Uber;


  6. Helpful (17)

    "Inside Sales has to change. HR PLEASE HELP!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, stock plan, compensation, health benefits, family perks, great facilities, line managers, technology, executive leadership, people, spiffs, cafe

    Cons

    No formal training which results in longer ramp times. Quotas have doubled without a clear explanation as to why. Inside Sales leadership has little sales experience which is apparent and has resulted in changes to process which has affected overall pipeline for Adobe. Do to the lack of pipeline, there is now unnecessary stress being felt from the executive level all the way down. Lack of trust in inside sales Sr. leadership has resulted in top talent to leave. Morale is at all time low which is being shrugged off. Not only have we lost top inside sales talent, we are now starting to lose line managers that can no longer refrain from expressing their concerns. I'm afraid that concerns within our org fall on deaf ears as upper management is too prideful to admit that they are wrong and unwilling to make changes. Overall, I'm hopeful for the future but wouldn't put my money on things changing anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Direct line managers are great but upper management has completely sucked the life out of the org. When having meetings with org, it is not wise to put a muzzle on team telling us not to ask "career limiting questions." This is taken as a threat. Take time to truly listen to your inside sales team and management and try and implement some of the suggestions given instead of completely ignoring them. HR, if all of the negative comments here on Glass Door about our inside sales org are being reviewed, please do something quickly to help. Last as I reflect upon Adobe's core values of Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative & Involved, I can tell you that our current inside sales Sr. leadership does not currently align with these values which is why we are experiencing the problems that we are. HR PLEASE HELP!!!


  7. Helpful (9)

    "What once was a dream is now a nightmare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasoned Sales Associate in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Seasoned Sales Associate in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adobe is a dream and has so many wonderful things to offer. It does however have a single festering sliver that NEEDS to be pulled. Among the many pros of working at Adobe here are a few: elite/driven people, amazing products, fast innovation, positive global impact, and benefits that cant be beat. At one time there was endless growth possibilities.. that was until the sliver got there.

    Cons

    About two years ago leadership changes were made and a marketer was hired to run the Inside Sales Team. He openly admits that his only sales position throughout his career was a total failure. He claims to be data driven and relies heavily on his data guy. Both guys think the entire company can be driven on data alone, and not real world logic. That is basically the demise of everything that has happened since they both started. To his own detriment he has frequently ignored line management who know better. Every time there is push-back from line management it is likely ignored or those individuals are singled out and caught in his cross-hairs. Its very unfortunate because the managers are only making suggestions to better the company and strengthen the team.

    They have cut territories, increased quotas, and hired a large staff of analysts to police the quality of work being done. This staff is being paid nearly a million dollars total per year to micro manage. Pipeline is starting to dwindle because of the lack of production due to unnecessary babysitting.

    Morale has never been lower...

    Advice to Management

    Pull the festering sliver! A management change is much needed for the Inside Sales Team, otherwise they will continue to experience high attrition. They need to be replaced with seasoned sales professionals who welcome team collaboration and unity. If Adobe is looking to save money it needs to reconsider the wasteful spending on this analyst team and remove it entirely. Lets Make Adobe Great Again!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative company with great products

    Cons

    office politics slow down progress and new ideas

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach. meaning Adobe helps other businesses achieve results yet its own people and processes are not taking advantage of its solution offerings.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Stay Away from Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Adobe as a company is bar none. The benefits are great, the office building is great, the experience with corporate life is phenomenal.

    Cons

    The high-level management (director and above) in Inside Sales seems to care solely on their image, rather than their employees. Inside Sales org recently had changes that resulted in 70-150% increase in quota, unrealistic expectations on execution, and a downhill slope in morale.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Listen to their direct managers who are trying to be the voice of the team members who are doing the job, even if they may be low level. Take a step back and observe the changes from the team. Don't rely on high level management to be the only opinion on the floor.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Adobe Technical Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible work schedule, some jobs allow you to work remotely, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Scope creep, disconnect between management and individual contributors, and long hours.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Was great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Really bright, talented people work here. Still has some benefits that many other companies no longer have such as paid sabbatical after so many years of work.

    Cons

    Excellent work/work balance. Most people who are considered "good" work long hours. Feel like a cog in the machine rather than a knowledge worker that is so often spoken about in the company.


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