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"Dysfunctional"

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Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The stock price is going up

Cons

Management capabilities are lacking - lots of people in high level positions with no business being there.

Adobe is a company that doesn't appreciate straight talk and addressing the issues head on. It is a very passive aggressive culture that only "yes" people thrive in.

Advice to Management

Seriously look at the senior leaders within IT and reconsider who you have manning the ship

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for if you are not in IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits

    Cons

    Worst IT department I've ever worked in and I worked in many... Ironically there are lots of great, very skilled and smart pros on the bottom level who are doing the great job but quality of upper managment in general is drastically low considering it's a SV company. Using their department as a sandbox to play with different org models killing the spirit and demotivates people who could make a difference and pull their business processes and customer support out of this stoneage shithole it stays at the moment

    Advice to Management

    If you are serious about improving customer experience as you are declaring, hire experienced leaders who knows exactly how to achieve it, not a bunch of demagogues who just keep talking about SAAS, Virtualization and Cloud without a single successful business transformation project behind their backs... And please stop those annual spirit killing layoffs. There is no point to strive for excellency if one knows that he may be laid off regardless of his performance


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Microsoft wanna be... Steve Jobs quotes it best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adobe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonus to top 10% and mgmt. perks
    If you are a recent acquired company or deemed crucial for future, its awesome

    Cons

    Yearly offshore of jobs, especially in BU that are cash cows.
    Execs dont invest or take chances other than acquisition.
    Hackfest ideas are almost never followed through.
    Management isn't incentivated to take risks or innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to jobs... innovate, take chances.
    Its not about how you look, or metrics about how many bugs you fix that shows on report.
    As these are corporate values that are often easily gamed

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