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Adobe Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
1,049 Reviews

3.9
1,049 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    I like a lot that people are genuinely passionate about what their doing. I've personally never perceived it as a job but rather as a way of doing what you love.

    Cons

    Sharing knowledge and reuse the codebase amongst different teams could be improved. Sometimes you reinvent the wheel even though someone else in the company has most probably already done something similar in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support more the personal development of the employee regardless of the immediate needs of the project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic people, products, and opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist

    Pros

    The people are are fantastic. The brightest, most collaborative, and friendly coworkers that I have ever had.
    The products are interesting, deep, and far reaching.
    First level managers are often seasoned veterans in the jobs that came from the role that they manage and generally handle the individual contributor to manager transition well.
    Flexible schedules. This is not a 9-5 job.

    Cons

    This is not mandatory or enforced, but the con to the "not a 9-5 job" is that occasionally it's a "9-midnight job".
    The near upper management can fluctuate suddenly with corresponding course changes.
    Although these have been absent for the last few years, the sting of the annual layoffs (including that of very good people) is still fading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to avoid the annual layoffs. RIF years had a long lasting effect on employee morale and productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent, very strong work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    very strong creative and marketing products, always innovating and cutting edge software!

    Cons

    not much, great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more info on pay levels and expectations to get to next level

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

    Thoughts of Adobe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the people were wonderful to work with. Direction and growth of the company is innovative and fantastic

    Cons

    Felt that individual contributors were not given the opportunities they could have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the ICs a chance to choose if they are too busy or want to make the time to invest in themselves

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Every day is a new day. There are a lot of challenges and new obstacles. Every day is different and exciting. great benefits,smart co-workers

    Cons

    Company has to focus on retaining top talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not loose top talent for competitors. Remember hiring is tough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company bad model

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is truly practiced

    Cons

    screwed up payment of commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bad comp plans with that force you to sell out your territory. If you want growth than set up the comp plans to reflect that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    all is ok with culture pomotions and leadership

    Cons

    i have good benefits at afobe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits first personal growth second

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid products, good culture, need to increase sales pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    Pros

    A very solid company culture. I feel like my contributions are valued. There is room to grow my career. More time off than I can possibly use in a year. The best place I have ever worked

    Cons

    Over the last few years Adobe has really fallen behind in what they pay sales people. It is pretty shameful actually, and has lead to a huge exodus this year. Hope they can see the problem and get it corrected soon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great global company that really invests in their employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work culture and the team are amazing, people are clever but helpful and there's always a great atmosphere.
    The company really invests in their employees and want people to be happy in their role. Opportunities to make a difference "outside of your normal work" is highly evaluated and encouraged examples being CSR, overall business insights, interviewing new recruits, training team members etc. Work life balance is highly valued and you are basically told to go home if you stay too late in the evenings.

    Cons

    It's a big company so can be hard to change something that's implemented and running. Sometimes you don't really feel like a part of the company (HQ in San Jose, California) since everything comes from the US, examples being global calls with the CEO etc.

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

    Great place to make a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for horizontal movement within the organization (I changed jobs about every 2 years). Family friendly.

    Cons

    Like any large company the culture varies between groups and products. Used to be an overly consensus driven organization. Over the last two years moved a bit too far to the other side of the spectrum - a little too top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to execute on some of your biggest plans you need great middle management, but to do that will need to give middle managers more autonomy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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