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"High autonomy and flexibility with work/life balance. Great benefits and friendly, positive culture."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great financial (and other) benefits. Working with smart, good people. Good communication downward from sr leadership on goals and execution paths.

Cons

As with any large company, there is some bureaucracy to deal with whenever navigating human resources or other cross-company departments.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to decide how you get work done
    Some cool people
    Very cool manager
    Come and go as you please
    high quality products

    Cons

    Super political
    Poor performers retained while those without connects are let go
    disorganized
    lack of management involvement
    RIFs

    Advice to Management

    Praise good employees


  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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