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Adobe Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
1,121 Reviews
4.0
1,121 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 149 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 27 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 38 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice benefits, some cons

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

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, all the standard benefits, free dinners, child care stipend employee stock purchase; Nice facilities in SJ; Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Average salary, corporate red tape, lack of allocated vacation days is disconcerting, as you are not "entitled" to them, lack of career opportunities within teams, wide variation in terms of engineering capability; new lite version of reviews called "checkins" are nebulous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making reviews a little more structured, promoting from within and easing the difficulties of intra-group career moves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    single office, good gear, nice colleagues

    Cons

    not really have any cons.

  3.  

    Fantastic Spirit in the XD department, a lot of inspiring talent around.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very renowned company and brand. In the XD department you always get hand on the best and newest tech gadgets and working with the people is truly inspiring. The salary is good and the co-workers seem to be very balanced in regard to the broader company outlook.

    Cons

    Some communication problems sometimes exist, but that seems normal to a company of that size. Working with different geo locations is sometimes really very struggling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic work environment and products, but customer focus sometimes falters

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adobe provides you with the chance to work with well-known, technologically advanced products at a company that, for the most part, truly cares about its employees. You get to work with some very smart and creative people, and the same can be said for many of the customers. Though things may not always be perfect (what is?), it's clear that upper management actively thinks about how decisions affect employees, and continually aims to create a positive work environment with good benefits. It's generally a very open and honest company culture.

    Cons

    Though the company pays lip service to being customer-focused, and many individual contributors do sweat the details for customers, when push comes to shove customer satisfaction often loses out to short-term profits. That can be frustrating when you're trying to do the right thing. As for work environment, one historical problem with Adobe is that decision-making has generally been very consensus-oriented, which can slow things down. That may be getting better, however. As with any large company, culture and issues will vary a bit based on what department you're in. Some are more political than others, for example, though, in general, Adobe seems less political than most companies of the same size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Ambitious people, effective collaboration across teams and very nice work environment

    Cons

    Not so many opportunities to grow

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Time for a big change

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

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

    Pros

    Nice compensation package. Great people. Great name.

    Cons

    No mobility. Zero career opportunities. People get promoted for the wrong reasons. Brain drain. Knowingly shipping buggy software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you should read Glassdoor instead of the yearly employee survey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding and enriching Summer 2014 Internship at Adobe, Ottawa

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    Former Employee - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Solutions Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Adobe as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Incentives to employees and learning opportunity in SAP domain. Infrastructure is pretty descent and work life balance is awesome through various development programs

    Cons

    Complex business architecture and lack of professional training programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    No accountability for verbally abusive managers & lack of diversity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Creative software tools! We have a beautiful building in Mission Bay area of San Francisco.

    Cons

    Company demonstrates ZERO effort or desire to encourage promoting DIVERSITY into or within management positions in North America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View our entire management staff from top to bottom in the U.S.A. and ask ourselves these questions:

    1) Should we be ashamed that we have made no effort to diversify our management ranks?
    2) Wouldn't Adobe U.S.A. benefit by promoting diversity within management?
    3) Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon have each tackled this topic and publicized their intent to improve diversity. Why isn't diversity important to us at Adobe? We have to do better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, some great people however very poor management

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    Current Employee - Channel Sales Operations in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Operations in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, well known brand on the market, keep innovating and looking into the future
    People that got onboard long time ago are usually really skilled and willing to share their knowledge

    Cons

    Lots of great people within the channel organization have been dismissed recently, the atmosphere is getting worse and worse as people fear the end of this selling organization.

    The management doesn't make you grow and learn they just focus on their own achievements so you are required to execute just how your manager wants, no space for initiatives and growth. Your voice won't be listened and be sure you are not a priority. However the more you are hyprocrite and "loving" your manager, the better you are seen and get promoted. It results in having very pood mid-managers that are narrow minded and without any leadership.

    I believe it depends from department to department however that is for sure it used to be better some years ago and some bottom to up feedback should be collected to improve the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collect more feedback from individual contributors, make them involved and inspire them. Invest in your employees (eg. trainings). Get rid of many mid-managers that haven't been promoted for their skiils...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, not Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Most people get their own office
    Company shut down July 4th week and Christmas
    Pay and benefits are good
    Good people to work with
    Discounts on fun products
    Flexible hours depending on your manager

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is not good.
    Short turn around time for month end reporting and work late hours
    Current group there is not much career development
    Finance processes seem old and everything is on shared excel files and SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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