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"Great stable company to work for that attracts strong talent, but advancement can be somewhat slow"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Compared to other software companies in The Valley, Adobe really values a sustainable work/life balance - not just marketing gimmicks to get someone to come work for the company. They also provide a generous PTO allowance, thought in light of the recent economic downturn you will be forced to draw down against that balance during once per quarter mandatory company shutdowns.

Cons

Advancement for employees just making their mark in the industry can be rough, as I've found this place like a techies retirement home. Employees are perfectly happy remaining at their current levels, without advancing. However, the company does make it relatively easy to transfer groups to learn a new discipline that might offer that advancement opportunity.

Advice to Management

Communication is key between staff and senior management. Closed door meetings between senior management is common, and when decisions are ultimately handed down it doesn't appear that the people directly impacted are ever looped in. Being a bit more proactive with communication and the impacts certain decisions have on staff are big, and big points with trust can be earned when this is done.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay/benefits, but big company issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, cool products, smart people.

    Cons

    Politics, managers looking out for themselves (or their teams) rather than overall success, bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Internal competition is good, but ensure it doesn't devolve into back-stabbing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    ""There's a reason why Adobe made 11 in the top Fortune 100 companies to work for""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The quality of people and the culture. There is so much energy and teamwork within the company. The company also provides the best compensation and benefits. It is an honest and trustworthy environment. I am also very proud of the new green movement. My fellow employers have truly become my friends, and the company has become my family.

    Adobe is also a great company that has an understanding of the market and where it's headed. They have a great vision for the future and each employee has a purpose and a sense of accomplishment. I would recommend working for Adobe for anyone looking for a challenge and knows how to work hard/play hard.

    Cons

    The downsides of adobe are that the salary can be very competitive. It is unfortunate that you only get feedback about once a year and it is all positive. This is good, but I would prefer a little constructive criticism here and there. Some times it is just a too laid back atmosphere. It is also very hard to move into a new and higher position. In addition, everything moves very slowly at Adobe. If you are looking for a fast paced environment, this is not the place to be. It is also a very large company, so that can have its ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    The advice I would give would be to:

    - continue to keep employees engaged and make sure to keep it exciting.
    - plan trips outside of Adobe for employees to do and bond over.
    - Allow people to move higher up in the ladder


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