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Great colleagues, amazing products, wonderful customers, meat-grinder workload

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

I have been working at Adobe

Pros

Collaborative, supportive co-workers, the opportunity to work on market-leading products, flexibility on time/working from home.

Cons

Constant reorganization churn, way too many middle managers, poor opportunities for advancement, overwhelming workload. Focus is on management the company for the street, as a result, the focus on product innovation and quality is suffering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop rewarding the ability to "manage up."

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an overall great company, with talented people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    The people are very talented and have great ideas. The benefits are fantastic (from flexible time off, to company break time during holidays, etc). The overall energy and atmosphere of the company is very positive. They invest a lot in career development.

    Cons

    There are many different business units that are segregated, and most employees have no input into what another part of their team is working on. However, this is a typical case with companies that actively acquire others.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from the Omniture side, especially Adobe Digital

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    Former Employee - Staff Consultant (Adobe Digital) in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Consultant (Adobe Digital) in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    You really learn a lot and since it is consulting, you get to work with some really smart and great people from other companies. You know what is going on in many different industries.

    Cons

    Although you learn a lot and meet great people at other companies, the management within Omniture is really bad. Promotions are given out based on friendship and politics to people that don't deserve them and aren't capable of leading or managing others.

    At least at Adobe Digital, employees are treated very unfairly, talked down to, reprimanded both in front of others and privately and you are only as good as you next mistake. You are given way too much work for one person to handle and then chastised when you make one mistake. And this is not just my opinion, the proof is in the pudding. In San Francisco, the Adobe Digital team has hired over a dozen people in the last 2 years with all but one quitting prior to reaching their year mark (and Adobe pays out nice money for reaching a year). Yet they still tell interviewees what a wonderful place to work it is.

    Meanwhile, the managers of these disgruntled employees keep getting promoted and praised because the consulting group is still very profitable based on the premium they get for carrying the Adobe name. They are profitable and that seems to be all the VPs care about. The incredible part is that upper management is aware of these issues because of countless HR complaints, surveys and the out-of-control turnover, but they'd rather turn over the entire work force than fire the people responsible for the mess.

    Do yourself a favor and away from Adobe Digital and possibly even Omniture altogether. Check out the Adobe software business itself. I hear they are much happier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.
    Thing long term success based on investing on your human assets rather than short term profits and losing your best people.
    Treat everyone with respect, even those you aren't trying to impress.
    Get rid of the people that are quickly ruining what used to be a great part of your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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