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Updated April 22, 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 417 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 190 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Benefit and Work life balance"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Environment and Office
    Excellent Benefit
    two periods of office shutdown

    Cons

    Terrible commute if not living in the city

    Advice to Management

    Good place for old settled people


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Experiences will vary greatly depending on team and management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adobe as a company really seems to care about the well being of it's employees. They have very competitive benefits and will always get you the hardware / software you want to do your job. Most of the offices have done really well to hire a diverse group of people and it seems to be really benefiting the company.

    Cons

    The office in Lehi has retained a lot of the old management from a previous acquisition that was based in Utah. This has brought with it a very polarized staff who work under the assumption that everyone is just like them. The hiring practices and management reflect this as well. Management doesn't seem to want to take action until you have had a problem. Never before when you are telling them that there is going to be one. Additionally, if you are a performer, the workload will just pile on to that individual. There area a lot of under-performers who are content with just doing minimal amount of work and much of the management enjoys this type who don't have any drive. Finally, at times, there is minimal amount of communications from your manager to you about how they feel you are performing and what that will mean at review time. You are very often left guessing what compensation will be right up until you just receive an email.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and give the trust that they have earned. We want to do a good job for you. If someone brings a problem to you, treat it with the highest importance. We will be able to spot these things we before they get to critical mass and become customer impacting.


  3. "Awesome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Work life balance
    Wellness benefits
    On site gym
    Flexible schedule
    Tons of activities for their employees & family
    Unlimited vacation
    They spoil you and take care for you very well

    Cons

    You will work very hard

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your managers follow the checkin process


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  5. "Cool Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Adobe benefits specifically fitness benefits, good work life balance, encouragement to develop new technologies, nice collegues

    Cons

    Don't see any as of now


  6. "A kinder, gentler SV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Kind and incredibly reasonable people who treat eachother with respect. Sure there are some outlyers but generally speaking there is a culture of kindness. I've been blessed with managers who trust me to do my job and do not micromanage me. Every place has it's challenges but this place is tops.

    Cons

    The pitch is that contractors will be treated like employees but that's not exactly true.


  7. "Great stable company"

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

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace that has just been remodeled into a much more modern and desirable facility, with great benefits. The company is stable with a solid growth plan.

    Cons

    The biggest con is different business units all operate independent of each other, and some times acquisitions are not integrated with the rest of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Look internal for promotions and advancement opportunities. Allow people to move to different teams and departments


  8. "Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. nice work life balance

    Cons

    Less individual growth. Poor management.


  9. "Senior Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, great process and systems in place, resources to help you do your job at every level. Great office environment. In-house cafe, parking lot, car wash - lots of amenities. No real competitors.

    Cons

    Hard to move the needle in such a large company that is 30 years old and it takes a long time to make changes both for business processes, culture, the offerings, etc. No real competitors.
    Oh and once you give notice, they write you off and it's completely a 180 turn on how they treat you - kind of erases all the years of good experience working there in some way.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Small Desks in Lehi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off (7 days 4th of July, 9+ days Christmas) + ~3 weeks PTO + 10+ holidays
    ESPP Plan
    RSU's
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Pushes for diversity over qualifications
    Desk sizes are itty-bitty in Lehi (they won't build a new building in Utah until diversity numbers improve, so they're downsizing cubicles to pack more people in)


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (for my role)
    Clear direction, vision, and leadership - this is the first time in my career that my role is very clear
    Fantastic perks
    Beautiful office locations
    Flexible work environment
    Smart and friendly coworkers
    No formal performance reviews
    Unlimited time off
    Equal pay and opportuntities for men and women
    Of all the companies I've worked, both small and large, this is by far the best experience I've ever had

    Cons

    Depending on your manager, work-life balance may not be as great

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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