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Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Lots of work, which may impact work/life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • no work from home policy for lower level manager (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Computer Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benifits
    Clear Management
    Flexible work times and working environment

    Cons

    Nothing different that comes as a part of working with a big enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any adice. Just keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Good company to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, free food, cafeteria, gym, fruits, health insurance, flexibility to work and freedom to innovate. Good company ethics

    Cons

    Management Politics is a bit more now.


  3. "Sr Business Systems Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart employees
    Innovation is in everything they do
    Good benefits
    Well maintained, green and modern site (San Jose)
    They try to keep the employees informed

    Cons

    With very smart people come some egos, though it wasn't a big enough deal to bother me.


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  5. "Good start to my work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros
    - Joined recently only, but my team (in specific) has a flat hierarchy. Both managers and developers work together.
    - Openness about work.

    Cons

    Cons
    - Wish I had free food (like Google) :P

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    They promote people based on seniority rather than actual skill level and production

    Advice to Management

    promote people based on skill level and production rather than the arbitrary X years of experience.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented people working together, very friendly and easy to work with.
    Good package compensation. Free lunch for interns, excellent facilities, lots of interesting intern activities.
    Encourage people to be innovative.

    Cons

    Full-time employees have to pay for meals


  8. "Adobe Analytics"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good learning.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Please see that the employees are distributed work evenly so that they are not stressed and reach target.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lead QA Engineer"

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

    I worked at Adobe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people and always received help/support from management. Adobe really does a great job of taking care of their employees.

    Cons

    I had a hard time getting recognition for my ideas and accomplishments. Upper management was concerned with the status of the project (as they should be) but when my contract expired, my direct boss sent an email to his boss about hiring me on full time and even with my bosses recommendation, they hired from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within...you have a ton of great talent that you have already paid to develop.


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    "Sales Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Management in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Definitely have a strong market position in certain solution areas: WCM, analytics. Have an unassailable advantage with the Creative Cloud.
    - Some genuinely great people.
    - Still some good runway in growth because of good products.
    - Used to be able to make good money until quotas were raised so high...

    Cons

    This is for the sales organization:
    - more and more responsibility for growing the organization is being heaped onto the sales team. Quotas are growing exponentially with no real improvements in sales support (a lot of support has been removed), demand generation, etc.
    - Toxic leadership approaches (fear, intimidation, bullying...)
    - Quotas are ridiculously big compared to any competitors
    - The warm fuzzy culture portrayed publically does not apply to the sales organization.
    - Adobe sold it soul a couple of years ago and it's starting to show.

    Advice to Management

    - Weed out the toxic sales leadership. It's not worth it in the long run. Unfortunately this has to start at the top.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Awesome Place to work, Great work life balance, Good Compensation, Work with best minds in the industry

    Cons

    Not much to learn and grow

    Advice to Management

    Please Don't differentiate between Indian Employees and US employees.



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