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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?

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This is still a good company, but is in decline; its best years are behind it."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Adobe has some very good/smart people and there is a good work/life balance; in addition, there are good benefits, although some of them have been taken away of late.

    Cons

    The company has become more political and has not maintained its core values as stated; poor senior leadership/vision; continues to live off old technology; not innovative

    Advice to Management

    The changing culture is something to be concerned about. If you want to differentiate the company from the average, you need to maintain the unique culture that got you where you are.


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    "Comfortable"

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    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.

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