Adobe Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
227 interviews

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  1.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Fantastic talent team, a great process for interviews, Adobe always kept me in the loop during the process with follow ups, you get exposed to the wider teams/ cross functional teams, not much to fault with the whole process.

    Negotiation Details
    Fair
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Cold Call Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Being referred to by a client of Business Catalyst, I gave them a call as I was working on a similar platform as they did and believed that I could add value to their business. I was offered an interview. It was at the dawn of Business Catalyst being acquired by Adobe and moving to San Jose.

    Interview Questions
    • After being asked into fine details of the platform that I've been working on, they asked if I believed that such platform was so good, why I would like to work for them.   View Answer
    No Offer
  3.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Almost everyone has a network connection into Adobe / reference before the interview process. I would recommend taking that route. Then, you'll undergo the regular hiring process, such as an online or phone interview and on-site meetings.

    I met my managers/team before I was officially given an offer, which was slightly confusing because they talked as if I was a part of the team.. but I hadn't been communicated such by the recruiting team.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are straightforward, about yourself, your skills, and what you'll bring to the team other-wise. No brain teasers, but you need to think quickly and give an honest, genuine response.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because I thought the pay was fine. I heard Adobe doesn't generally negotiate for interns, though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The mentor carried a phone interview to talk about research. For research intern, they focus on if your background match their requirements. And then the mentor have the right to decide for an offer.

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Partnerships Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    Referred by high level Adobe employee. Recruiting was amazing, thoughtful, informative and well tuned with the company needs. Interviewer was shocked I was female and I was dead on arrival as a result.

    Interview Questions
    • "How do you feel about sometimes, just having to be one of the boys?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Lots of great questions, very conversational, but still difficult. I think the two primary interviewers may have been playing good cop/bad cop, they were both very friendly, but one was much more challenging than the other.

    Interview Questions
    • When do you want to stop working? (retire...., I'm only 32 so this threw me off)
      How are you different from your manager?
      Lots of behavioral questions specific to my role
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good. They were friendly and valued me during the process. They budged on some things and were immoveable on others.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Technical Support Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Adobe in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is very long. Mine took roughly 3 months. There are quite a few interviews including phone and onsite. I was interviewed by 6 different people as well as a peer group. They have changed it now to an all day interview that includes lunch and an interview with all of the managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    NONE Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    I have applied on line. I have several friends that work for Adobe in other countries and they are quite satisfied by their position.

    The recruiter sends a mail to pursue with this position, then it forgets about the phone call that we just scheduled and after 1 day leaves a message on the phone saying to call back. Call back, no answer - then the rejection mail.

    Sending back a mail to the recruiter for explanations .. oups .. let's reschedule it .. but how (?) since you already rejected my application .

    Worst experience ever .. from a company like Adobe ..

    Interview Questions
    • The recruiter was too busy to process the application ..   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    User Experience Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Adobe in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Adobe hiring process is direct and thorough. You will be told the expected number of calls, meetings, interviews and more. Professional and upfront at all times. HR screen, multiple peer/colleague rounds, in-person with leadership, calls w HQ staffers (peers and senior level). Sadly, Adobe was acting as if they had contracts in place and were in immediate need to hire (they weren't, and were still bidding on work).

    Started out strong, then felt very amateur and rookie level, which was shocking from a company of Adobe's size.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could hire a counterpart to compliment your skills, what would you look for.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received verbal offer without their contract in place. HR offered the "just one more interview" stall tactic before I politely passed, which was a shame, this is a really exciting group!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    Contacted based on LinkedIn profile and put in touch immediately with a hiring manager. Expectations for the role and the interview process were given up front. Quickly began phone interviews with key team members, first by phone and then in house. In house interview was a nearly all day event and included key people in the team and related teams. Some white-boarding was requested in-line with job requirements. No silly brain-teasers or off-topic curve balls. On-site interviews were followed up with an on-line proof-of-skills exercise covering most areas in the job requirement; was challenging but in-line with role expectations. One of the smoothest interview processes I have experienced.

    Interview Questions
    • The on-line skills assessment was a simplified, no doubt, mirror of real-world role tasks. Drew on every area of skill required for the position and was conducted via a screen-sharing session.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward, no hassle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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