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Updated Jan 10, 2021

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  • "work life balance is bad especially during Covid(in 119 reviews)

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    Currently making $75k, which is very low compared to my counterparts. However, in February I’m supposed to get a salary adjustment with my yearly review. I got a job offer for $120k-150k which I turned down cuz I want to stay at Adobe. How/when/should/can I use this to leverage a good salary adjustment in Feb?

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work Life Balance

      Nov 23, 2019 - Machine Learning Applied Research Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-Life Balance is very good

      Cons

      Too much work-life balance can create laziness

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jan 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      employee culture is good at company level

      Cons

      work life balance is bad especially during Covid

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazingly well run company

      Nov 2, 2019 - Manager, Customer Success in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Superb executive leadership team, strong product portfolio, great benefits

      Cons

      Work/life balance not always balanced.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Better than most think

      Aug 3, 2019 - Group Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      (1) Work/life balance at Adobe is just amazing. Especially the shutdowns in July and over New Year's are super valuable (it gives you a real mental break that you otherwise don't get). (2) The company has a strong monopoly with the Creative Cloud, which brings in huge profits and took the stock price where it is now. (3) It is an amazing brand and working for Adobe makes you truly proud.

      Cons

      (1) Level of stress really depends on what product you work for. On the Creative Cloud side everyone is somewhat dispensable (it's a monopoly after all), which means it can be a pressure cooker and very political. How else to stand out? (2) Given that work/life balance is so amazing, the compensation is a bit lower than elsewhere. I think it's totally fair but something to be aware of. (3) On the Experience Cloud side, Adobe doesn't have the same level of experience as other companies. Adobe is not a traditional Enterprise software company, which means it's somewhat uneven. (4) Kind of hard to make a career progression, given how nice the work/life balance is. Arguably it's better to make a career elsewhere and then join Adobe later on in your career.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Interesting place to have a career

      May 21, 2019 - Manager of Engineering Program Management in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big company, lots of options and teams to move to if you out grow current role.

      Cons

      Programs are made up of geographically distributed teams which can make meetings difficult and intrudes on work life balance There are some people who are just 'phoning it in' and in cruise control mode while others are doing the real work/heavy lifting and executives are out of touch with who is who and the day to day challenges of working

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, varying team cultures

      May 6, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, diverse company, ESPP, RSUs

      Cons

      Some teams are better than others in terms of work-life balance, culture, and how modern the team operates (DevOps in name only, or for real? Depends on the team)

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Keep paying attention to the little things

      Aug 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. I worked with amazing people! 2. the product is great 3. diverse 4. work life balance is better than most companies 5. those two company sanctioned breaks during the calendar year!

      Cons

      1. the culture is very old school and dismissive of youth and their ideas 2. they preach work life balance but honestly it's during the mid year and end of year break where it really happens 3. too much micromanaging 4. tough to advance 5. choose managers for their ability to manage and not just their skills

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Account Executive - Adobe Sign (eSign)

      Jul 12, 2017 - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance and culture

      Cons

      Compensation can be on the low end for SaaS in the Bay Area, but they make up for it with generous benefits and a great work life balance.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast paced

      Mar 31, 2017 - Customer Experience in Lehi, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, benefits, stock, time off and company shutdown periods.

      Cons

      No work life balance.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic place to work

      Dec 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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

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      1 person found this review helpful
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