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"Once a great company, now on decline"

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Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Computer Scientist in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It offers a generous personal space with individual offices, co-workers are great; people you'd like to hang out with after work. The company has market recognition primarily via Acrobat and Flash.

Cons

The bonus freeze was a real shoddy deal. Moreover layoffs and no long term growth plans have left a bad taste in mouth. No new innovative idea has come out of company after Acrobat.

Advice to Management

Quit cramming more and more features into Acrobat and focus more on devices, services and fostering a culture of innovation. Whatever happened to the "Product Brainstorming" drills?

Other Employee Reviews for Adobe

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Comfortable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are smart and enthusiastic. Few bozos. Salary and benefits are good. Very flexible hours. Positive corporate and people culture. Many people have worked at Adobe for 10+ years and for good reason.

    Cons

    Stifling bureaucracy. Opaque management is seen as out of touch. Frequent reorgs that benefit upper management without much practical benefit. Crowded teams and shifting management makes career development difficulty.

    Company is scrambling to find profitable new products as the Creative Suite cash cow is running dry. Some job uncertainty because maintenance of mature or less successful products are moved to Adobe's Indian offices.

    Frequent crunch time and work weekends to meet immovable product schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs serious help improving communication and bureaucracy. Adobe needs more college recruitment and evangelism to get fresh ideas for an aging corporate culture. Adobe needs to focus on its core strength: a near monopoly on software for designers.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. They really care about their employees

    Cons

    Lots of people and very diversified. It can be hard to know what is going on at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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