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"Great people and benefits, but bad practices in some areas"

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in South San Francisco, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Most of the professionals at Adobe are exceptionally smart, competent, and easy to work with. The salaries are very competitive and the benefits, especially health insurance benefits, are great.

Cons

The Learning Resources group, which handles technical writing and documentation, is neither well-organized nor well-run. Decisions are made based on nebulous ideas about future trends and not based on better service for the customer. Cross-functional communication is very limited. There is a new initiative to lay off US employees and move jobs to India, and this initiative is not being handled well.

Advice to Management

I suggest paying more attention to the ideas of key employees, and also slowing down the plans to move jobs offshore.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Comfortable but not world-changing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very reasonable hours; I almost never work weekends (only about once a year during "crunch time").
    - Very friendly place to work, not at all confrontational or competitive.
    - People at Adobe are less nerdy than at some other companies, perhaps due to all the design-oriented products that the company makes.
    - I think the company is in a fairly good place in terms of future growth potential.
    - Steep discounts (about as steep as you can get) on all those great Adobe products.

    Cons

    - Although my peers are pretty good programmers, they are not as good as the people I used to work with at another large software company.
    - Adobe is not the kind of place that is "changing the world" in the way that Apple and Google are.

    Advice to Management

    Adobe really should do a better job at college hiring. I feel that we seldom get the top-notch students from the nation's top computer science universities. There are some awesome people coming out of these schools, and Adobe should be trying to get more of them.


  2. "Commitment to employees and social values, great products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salaries and benefits
    Genuine commitment to the environment
    Strong employee volunteer program
    Smart, friendly people
    Some great innovative programs
    Cool products that people are passionate about

    Cons

    Change can be slow because the company is big
    HR is friendly but somewhat out of touch

    Advice to Management

    Get some stronger staff in HR

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