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Adobe Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
1,047 Reviews

3.9
1,047 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic company to work for, great culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

    Pros

    innovative, fair, genuine, smart people, great products

    Cons

    slow, US centric, indecisive, unfair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees stay a long time

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    flexible work environment, good location, great office space

    Cons

    everyone's opinion gets taken into account...too much so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make decisions that you stick to. don't be swayed by the popular vote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a very good place to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Intern  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    good payment, good benefit, open-minded environment

    Cons

    career path is a little bit constrained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Everything is great, with exception of November, and a few bad apples

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    --Cool products
    --Cool customers
    --Upbeat environment - high morale, positive energy
    --People are (mostly) very nice, collegial, interesting, fun - and capable. Genuine experts in their respective areas.
    --Management is pivoting the company quickly, and successfully
    --Great office space
    --Pay and benefits are very good
    --There are no loafers at Adobe - everyone works hard. Employee engagement in their jobs and the company is very high

    Cons

    --November = layoff season. Creates a lot of stress
    --Analysis paralysis around (some) decision making. Burden of analytical proof for any decision is almost impossibly high. Bring data or stay home; expect to have every number picked at with a fine tooth comb. Can lead to painfully long meetings and long hours.
    --In a few areas - not many - some very aggressive people. Some level of being able to fall back on tenure as a justification for treating others poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is working great; but try to find a way to make November a happier time. Also, make "respect for the individual" true - tenure allows some to get away with workplace bullying. While analytic rigor is good, need to move the debate focus from numbers to ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Culture, great products, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Lehi, UT (US)

    Pros

    I love the culture. Benefits are great. Smart people to work with and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Internal politics - salary caps, little opportunity for upward growth within teams (have to jump around)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great location and great benefits with nice people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Pretty laid back if you're a QE

    Cons

    hard to move around or out of Quality Engineer in to something else. It is impossible to apply for other positions within the company; they won't even give you an interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people explore other interests in the company instead instead of keeping them where they are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adobe is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great company vision and culture combined. It includes great benefits.

    Cons

    Large organization so difficult to have impact depending on level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the amazing site that shows employees their full benefits package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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