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"People-focused and surprisingly forward thinking company leveraging industry-leading software to drive innovation"

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

People focused: Adobe really makes it a real priority to retain good people. What's different, at Adobe, is you can be rewarded for deep area expertise alone. There doesn't seem to be a press to discover everybody's path to Senior VP. Instead, if you do a great job and your talents are needed, Adobe will try to keep you.

Strong rewards: pay is equitable if not better than peer companies. ESPP, in particular, is ridiculously good. Health care is similar to most high tech companies but they do offer pet insurance which is somewhat unique.

Management: very open, addressable; feels like a small company at times.

True performance-based review process: no bizarre stack rank, no funky "grades", just a straightforward conversation with your manager about how you've done and where you're going.

Work/Life is second to none: Need time off? Take it! No limit on PTO. The simple agreement is, simply, make sure your job is taken care of.

Cons

Things can be a little frenetic. As Adobe shifts from the old to the new, some plans come in at the last minute.

Hierarchical career movement may be limited. Org structures are pretty flat so, while your scope of influence may grow, you might stay in the same spot in the chain of command for some time.

There is some discipline-specific segregation, typical of a mature software company (e.g., testers only do this, marketing people only do that, etc). I think this is more of a holdover culture from older employees as I don't see any segregation coming from higher levels.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing. You're transforming a 20th century software legend into a modern innovation leader. Don't lose focus on your people along the way, though.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "OK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great. Culture is warm and encouraging for employees. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    Relatively no room for growth. Company does not have a focus yet on customer satisfaction and doing the right thing for customers. Work ethic of most people is not tremendous.

    Advice to Management

    Begin a serious focus on customer success.


  2. "Adobe is a great place to work with lots of opportunity for growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Client Services in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - IT Client Services in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, good coworkers, great benefits. This company takes care of you, while giving you a lot of room to grow, train, and try out new things. I had a good relationship with some in upper management and felt like they cared about what was going on in their organizations.

    Cons

    The same as anywhere else you work- some uninspired middle management, old foagies hanging on not wanting to grow, double standards. Nothing inordinately different about the cons here versus other places. Your average corporate America shenanigans.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Most of the management did a fine job with that, but there were always a couple people with their ears shut.

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