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Adobe Software Engineer Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer For Eight Years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is very nice. If you want a relaxed atmosphere, then they generally will be nice to you.

    They generally do notice the high performers vs the low ones, and the high performers do get rewarded a lot better.

    Cons

    Management is very nice.
     - This means that slackers can get by.


  2. "Great Family-Friendly Company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe as an intern

    Pros

    Relaxed, balanced culture; Free food for interns; Excellent people to work with; Name brand; Large housing stipend

    Cons

    Slow to innovate on new technologies; Not many external intern events

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    "Incredible place to be."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Adobe invests in retaining top talent. Experts land here, and then are incentivized heavily to stay. Thus, if you're fortunate enough to be a junior engineer on a team, chances are good that you'll be surrounded by the very best in the industry to help mentor you. I've found my team to be humble, mature, accomplished, and eager to help me improve my skills.

    - Because the engineers here are very much at the top of their game, it makes for a very uncompetitive atmosphere - they have little to prove and are very secure with their abilities. As a result, I've found the teams to be incredibly productive and collaborative.

    - Adobe has a thoughtful business strategy. It is stable, focused, and driven. It doesn't get swept up in the typical flashy and silly hype surrounding much of the tech industry. It's fun to be part of this larger, sensible vision.

    - I came here because the company placed a high value on ethics. Since I've been here, I've seen that these ethical standards are robust, and it makes for an awesome work environment.

    - This is one of the few top tech companies that truly wants you to have a good work-life balance. Adobe understands that their employees perform better when they're not burnt out. Adobe understands that it's better to retain top talent and reduce churn than it is to constantly lose key team members and have to get new employees up to speed. This seems like a no-brainer strategy, but if you look at the industry retention rates, you'll see that few companies understand this.

    - It's not a cult. I've not had anyone try to feed me kool aid. I really appreciate this, and probably would have gone elsewhere if this weren't the case. Even though I have a high opinion of the company, I've not ever really expressed this at work - it's simply not part of the culture to bleed for the brand or put on a show about how much you love the company.

    Cons

    - I wish its brand were as sexy as some other tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep on keeping on, and so will I. Thanks!


  4. "Casual but fast paced work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education - It will stretch you technically. We move fast in the Marketing Cloud teams. PTO is awesome. My team culture allows me to take off when I need to for family events without worry about how much time off I have left.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership puts unjustified pressure on my manager and doesn't accept reality.

    Advice to Management

    You run a software company. Act like it.


  5. "Great Place work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people. Amazing Company. I made a lot of money working there too

    Cons

    Most business is going to India these days

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing it the way you are doing it.


  6. "Cool Place to work"

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    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


  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and balance work and life.

    Cons

    No RSU, bonus is not so much

  8. "I love my job at adobe!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, the people, Espp, RSU's, salary, other benefits

    Cons

    It is Sometimes slow moving and hard to make important decisions. Just the nature of working for a large company.


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice company with great opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing as of now good food


  10. "Amazing internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern (Software Engineering) in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern (Software Engineering) in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adobe was an amazing internship, easily on one of the best experiences I have had. I really like my team and had a great internship. A few of the pros:
    - Great work culture with a respect for work life balance.
    - Employee perks are good but not excessive.
    - Dedicated, brilliant, and interesting employees.
    - Interesting products to work on.

    Cons

    Not many cons, occasionally as with any large corporation you see how some decisions from higher up take precedence over what teams are interested in doing. Team dynamics can be different, so you may like one team and not like another.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!