Adobe
3.7 of 5 936 reviews
www.adobe.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Adobe Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.7 936 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

(666 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Normally a good work-life balance and friendly direct manager and good people to work with"
    in 115 reviews
  • "great benefits, great work life balance, work from home opportunities, global team"
    in 72 reviews
Cons:
  • "For some teams, not-so-great work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels"
    in 37 reviews
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great company to establish and grow your career

Marketing (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

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

Consnot 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 Senior Managementkeep doing what you're doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So much potential - it is at the tipping point.

Sales (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsCould 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 Senior Management"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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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excellent

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Adobe

Prosinnovative, fair, genuine, smart people, great products

Consslow, US centric, indecisive, unfair

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Was a great experience while it lasted

Marketing (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood technology
Smart people
Awesome "Fun" Brand
Modern approach to benefits (time off, perks, etc.)
Willing to invest in travel to keep remote employees engaged
Kick off and customer events were world class - great balance of learning, enthusiasm and fun

ConsConsensus decision making which was really a culture of decision avoidance
Not the best at integrating aquisitions

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen acquiring new companies /technologies, remember who is buying who

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director Product Marketing (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Adobe full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat software and great people. Company has successfully reinvented itself several times in fast changing world of software.

ConsLots of churn as the company deals with change.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep adapting to the market forces

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its awesome

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Adobe

ProsGreat environment for creativity and an overall helpful team members which makes work more like a fun day

ConsThere are no such cons that i can think of

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Adobe is a reasonable place to work, with good pay and vacation time.

Senior Computer Scientist (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWorking with a great group of people.
Amazing transition from boxed software to cloud SaaS in progress.
Corporate culture has high ethical and professional standards.

ConsCompany doesn't share success like it used to (profit sharing, bonuses, etc)
There are entire teams of people to do things that individual developers still have to do anyway.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdobe is doing well, your bonuses are big, how about putting back profit sharing and other ways of pushing that success to the people (i.e. engineers) who created that success.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Treats employees well

Corporate Development Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Adobe full-time for more than a year

Pros- Good pay across the board
- smart people and great coworkers
- good work life balance
- interesting and creative work

Cons- People stay for a long time so difficult to get promoted
- San jose office is not as collaborative as san francisco

Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine ways to incentivize younger employees to stay and grow in their current positions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe company truly cares about its employees. The perks and benefits are the best I've had at any job!

ConsPoor management. Some of the senior to mid level managers put undue pressure on their employees, and are not strategic enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Adobe

ProsBenefits
Variety of business lines and roles
flexibility to work remote
company shut-downs
great ESPP
sabbatical every 5 years

Consnot many - typical big company stuff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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