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"Nice place, little growth"

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Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent Benefits
Professional, yet collegial atmosphere
You get to work on products that are actually fun to use.
Ideas are welcomed no matter where you are on the food chain.
Free fruit!

Cons

Too much is being off-shored. It's hard to get things accomplished during the day when you're waiting on information from someone on the other side of the globe. Live meetings with said same co-workers are at inconvenient times for all involved.

Limited opportunities in Seattle office.

I've never seen so many people cry at work when they're under pressure.

Annual layoffs of hundreds of people.

Advice to Management

Managers need to take a more proactive approach to growing the skills of employees. Don't tell people in the US that "we can get someone for $40K a year in India, all expenses" because this is not confidence building and is fairly frightening.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Adobe review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, from PTO to health plans. Discounted software. Flexible work hours - must be in core hours but able to work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    Company shut down weeks require you to use your PTO hours at company's convenience.

    Middle management - across the board - is often out to promote themselves by stepping over their direct reports, and taking the glory of their work, but not helping them grow. They do not understand that it is the direct reports success that make them a successful manager.

    The company changes focus frequently, from a creative services software company to a back server enterprise focus. Company lays off staff regularly to make the board happy - as the operations budget needs to be lower to make profit margins higher. Lay offs happen even when profits are high.

    Company states it encourages growth within the company - even across different groups and positions, when in actuality, HR only considers current position, and won't discuss other opportunities. Every group is measured on group goals - even if they contradict goals of all of the other groups.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on Adobe's strengths (such as Acrobat and Creative Suite) and bring the company back to the respectable company that it once was. Running in all different directions because 'the street' say that is where growth potential is going to be is just destroying the company.


  2. "Fundamentals are solid"

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

    Pros

    I respect Adobe's management/senior leadership and believe that the company has a solid strategy for meeting the challenges of the future. Each employee's role and contribution is respected, something that is very hard to find in similar companies. Finally, while not as good as in the past, the overall benefits/compensation plans are solid.

    Cons

    There seem to be very little opportunities for career advancement, definitely a sense of having to "do the time." Also, the culture can sometimes feel a bit "stodgy" -- innovation/change not always embraced.

    Advice to Management

    Consider stronger paths to career management/advancement

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