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"Great Company, Bad Leadership"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great, smart people, good culture, good salary, benefits still good, always interesting projects and challenges.

Cons

A lot of products struggle to understand their marketplace, leadership has consistently made bad bets. Adobe used to create markets and product segments, but now it follows the leadership of other companies. Extremely distributed workforce makes for incoherent teams.

Advice to Management

Simplify and consolidate products and teams. Figure out a better way to grow products and innovation inside the company instead of buying other companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company. Lifestyle friendly. Okay pay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has been a good career while in junior positions. Culture of the company seems focused very much on impressing internal leaders vs. making money for the shareholders. Business decisions often seem to be about proving that the company has made the right internal investment decisions, and wants to show how newly purchased technologies fit together nicely vs. actually building something desired by the market.

    Cons

    Opportunities to move up, however, are completely dependent upon team membership. If the team isn't growing, there are no opportunities. Moving to a higher level job in a new business unit is discouraged, leaving little option other than to wait for current senior staff to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear career paths for the company, that are consistent across products and business units. Allow staff to move to other product lines or business areas if they are ready to move up, rather than making them wait out a 'stuck' path, particularly if in a product line that is not adding staff, making it even less likely that any growth opportunities will emerge.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "stagnant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Software Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are generally well looked after, and compensation and benefits are above average. The San Francisco office is rather nice (a throwback to Macromedia days)

    Cons

    Upper management is stagnant, the company has lost its way innovation-wise and there is a tonne of internal political wrangling between heavyweights at (former) Omniture and the old-guard. Tedious...

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