Adobe Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,064 Reviews
3.9
1,064 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 23 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic company to work for, great culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, strong company value & strategic direction

    Cons

    Sales driven organisation, post sales support for customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great company to establish and grow your career

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    attrition rate well below average. the company made an effort to keep a good culture around and keep people happy

    Cons

    not the highest paying job. if you're after more money u might have to leave but you want a great company culture its best to stay here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So much potential - it is at the tipping point.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brilliant, brilliant technology.
    Fanatical brand association.
    Awesome (though young) team.
    Can succeed just because of the above.

    Cons

    Could not execute in the enterprise market, is still constrained by the legacy of the desktop go to market model and BU structure.
    Country manager does not own whole business or P&L across BU's and functions.
    Needs to grow up fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Enterprise" is not just a word, it's a structure, a style of business, a resource model. You can choose to go one way or the other now - don't waste the potential of what might be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    innovative, fair, genuine, smart people, great products

    Cons

    slow, US centric, indecisive, unfair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great pay, benefits, treat you like a person, parties, smart staff

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    Former Employee - Order Management Representative  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, TONS of time off, overtime for hourly positions, really great health benefits, lots of company parties, happy staff, smart staff, solid tech company

    Cons

    Red tape of being at a big business, it's very hard to effect big change. Small realm of expertise- you learn one small part of business well, but not the full spectrum. Same with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for employees to be able to pitch change ideas and make them happen instead of thinking changing the status quo is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing Products; great leadership; huge opportunities for the business and career

    Cons

    Would love more variety for food services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work culture is nice and chilled out

    Cons

    sometimes you get creepy managers

  9.  

    Innovative where it counts

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    Current Employee - Conference Planner  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Products are far-reaching and raises the level of competence in the average worker. Great support for captioning on the web.

    Cons

    Affordability is lacking here except for the low end products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Good work culture
    Great people to work
    Innovations are rewarded. People enjoy their job and it shows in their work.

    Cons

    Digital Media business - Directions change every 6 months.
    Developers are more rewarded than QEs. Not a great place for QEs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good direction

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT (US)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very green company. I love their core principles and find they give direction in the company.

    Cons

    Bigger company, challenges with transitioning from Omniture. Adobe is making things better though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've been making decent choices lately, good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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