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"Great company to work with but Annual Layoffs are a Killer"

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Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Great work environment and company culture
- Good Technology
- Great flexible hours

Cons

- Annual layoffs. It happens every year in Oct-Nov before the end of their Annual year. Affected are mostly in high cost area such as US and Europe and they replace those with lost cost centers like India.
- Very little chance of cross group movement. They prefer to hire from outside instead of giving inside opportunity unless you have connections then you can move into any position.

Advice to Management

- You have ruined the company culture by these annual layoffs. Stop them.
- Also, there is a bit of cronyism culture in the company. Make it more performanc ebased instead of connection based.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Intern - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did research internship at Adobe. I was very satisfied with the research group they have there. The people are very professional, most of them affiliate to UW as well. This creates a very strong connection between Adobe and academic world. I worked at CTL - this group cooperates with many universities worldwide. The work is very interesting, it involves pure research and relation to Adobe's product. The group also makes great technology transfers - one can see his reseach in a real product even after two years.

    Cons

    I did not found any downsides


  2. "Excellent quality of life, possible to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good quality of life, people very nice (no yelling and screaming!), you can have an impact - they don't expect the work you do to necessarily follow some strict guidelines. Creativity permitted!

    Cons

    Some people (particularly those who have been at Adobe a long time) are quite resistant to change - responses can often be: "that isn't how we do it at Adobe", "we can't do that", etc.

    Advice to Management

    Often people say "no" when new ideas are proposed, particularly related to our internal systems.

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