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Adobe San Jose Reviews

Updated June 8, 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 437 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work/life balance (in 197 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly and accommodating team at Adobe"

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    Current Freelancer - Storyboard Artist in San Jose, CA
    Current Freelancer - Storyboard Artist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The employees were encouraging, fair, and specific in our collaboration.

    Cons

    The deadline was tight, but in the end it was doable.


  2. 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


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Keeping pace with the technology changes can be a challenge.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "False image but good employees"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Game of thrones @ Adobe"

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    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. "Software engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    There is no issue and good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative company"

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    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.


  8. "Truly a Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - They really care about learning & development here. I know if I want to grow my career, I'm equipped and my manager's are too.
    - The people!
    - ESPP program. The stock price is through the roof right now.

    Cons

    - Processes can be a little slow, but that's because they have a very strong quality vs quantity mindset here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Our business plan rocks.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Not as big of a company, which gives you great visibility and ability to take on different projects
    -Great perks
    -People there are amazing. Always nice and available to help you out in any way

    Cons

    -Overall great company. Interns get food for free but full-time employees do not


  10. "Avoid Contractor opportunities."

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good benefits (not for contractors though)

    Cons

    Limited head counts to be converted to FTE(full time
    Employee), lots of politics. You are basically stuck for being a contractor. Really hard to switch internally as well.


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