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"Fun company to work for"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Experience Designer in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Senior Experience Designer in Newton, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, great software, fun environment

Cons

Can be stressful, A lot of competition

Advice to Management

Keep pushing ahead

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits and friendly culture. But the company faces tough future."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adobe has a set of great product and talent people. You have a solid base to build upon. The culture is friendly and encourages employee to have a good work/life balance. Productivity is the focus not the face-to-face hours. Benefits are good and you can enjoy low employee price of Adobe's premium products, such as creative suites, etc. San Jose office is a green building. The facility is very good. There are many video conference rooms available for you to communicate with teams across the global. Also in the San Jose office, you can access to an in-house Gym with many good equipments.

    Cons

    There are several downsides here. First, the core business is largely built upon traditional consumer shrink-wrapped software business model. The model is pretty much dead, threaten by free software, open source, subscription, Saas, etc. The company has not found a new growth area yet. Its enterprise product has not found a market segment after four years trying to create one. Its Saas offering faces many other players which entered this market much earlier than Adobe. Its mobile business had a touch year and future yet to be seen. Secondly, the culture emphasizes on collaboration just too much. You can easily have all day meeting without having made any decision.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize on its core competency. Find a new model for consumer market. Divest the enterprise suite.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best large companies I'll ever work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is competitive and I feel the company as a whole generally cares about the welfare of its employees & treats them well. The benefits are pretty good compared to all the other companies I've worked for previously. ESPP, profit sharing, Commuter Checks, software discounts (huge huge discounts on adobe software), company matching on charitable donations, telecommute. onsite fitness center (SJ office). About the only thing missing is onsite childcare benefits (though i don't have children currently)

    Cons

    The San Jose office is much more conservative than the SF office. This might be in part due to the older age demographic in the SJ office vs SF (I heard it was like 39 median in SJ and early 30s in SF, this was back in '07 -- i am in my mid 30s). Also, it's pretty hard to get decent pay raises once you get in...though that's the same at any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the bureaucracy thin...don't create too much process for the sake of process...the people in the trenches need to focus on work and not red tape. Also give people a chance to innovate in all areas...I left for a small startup b/c i wasn't able to innovate

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