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"Working at Macromedia before it was acquired by Adobe was exciting. Afterwards it became slower moving."

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Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It is a good working environment. I enjoy working with almost all my colleagues. It is not too demanding and work time is very flexible. I was able to work from home twice a week.

Cons

After the Macromedia acquisition all of sound it felt like we were working at a really big company. It was much slower moving and harder to get things done. Seems like we just keep acquiring companies since they can build things quicker than it would take to do within Adobe. We have had problems communicating to the development community the whole Flex story. There are certain people who just plug along and don't contribute much, while other good people were let go as part of the yearly layoffs. They reduced employee benefits e.g. ability to roll over PTO time from one year to the next eliminated profit sharing, instituted bonuses (at your managers discretion), and are now doing a forced week off each year, they tried to position this as if it was a better deal but no one bought that.

Advice to Management

Be honest with employees. Promote someone else to CEO. Avoid the big yearly layoffs, especially since good people are let go and then you just start hiring again. Stop moving projects offshore.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. "NA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the company is famous, and it pays well to the employees, and it is in santa clara which were most people live so the company is close to home.

    Cons

    i do not see any bad thing about the company, the company is famous, and it pays well to the employees, and it is in santa clara which were most people live so the company is close to home.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is excellent at adobe and does not need any advice, i m sure you find the management great at adobe


  2. "Adobe is a great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Flexibility to move around to different teams /projects
    Get to work on interesting stuff
    Great minds and great innovation

    Cons

    Management is sometimes biased.
    Company is bad at PR
    Needs to start the quartely profit sharing again .
    Needs to have more and improved game rooms.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the PR skills if you want the company to move forward.Needs to start the quartely profit sharing again . The canteen is amazing please continue with this.

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