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"Amazing products, talented people, poor understanding of marketplace and customer needs beyond traditional customer"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Insanely amazing engineers that create fantastic products consistently

Cons

engineering is amazing, but understanding how to position and sell the products in the markeplace is lacking; Connect should be beating WebEx for example, other products get buried.

Advice to Management

Get more top down to make it to next level.

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (6)

    "A once great company - No longer innovative or employee-friendly, but still a leader."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, smart colleagues, generous benefits (health, 401K matching, sabbatical, time off at managers' discretion - this is good if you have an understanding manager), flexible telecommuting program, a friendly, collaborative team atmosphere, pretty buildings with nice offices with doors you can shut, good corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement or professional growth. Middle management weak and scared. Too many turf wars. Powerful been-there-forever cliques. Reporting structure lame, it allows family members and romantic relationships to report to one another .Sending too many jobs to India and China, Difficult communication as teams are split up among US, India, China which weakens collaborative efforts, Annual layoffs each year ruin morale.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation. Quit trying to please Wall Street at the expense of your human resources. Try to keep some jobs in the US. Focus on improving the quality of what used to be amazing products - they've become too bloated and buggy. Bring back Chuck, John and Bruce to revitalize company mission.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Individual contributors at Adobe are amazing!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with at the individual contributor level are amazing! Some of the best technical folks in the field who want to build amazing products.

    Cons

    Company becoming very top heavy with respect to managers and people who don't actually produce products or technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop squeezing development and QE teams to the point that they are so overextended that they are now beginning to losing overall productivity.

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