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Adobe Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Adobe in August 2013.

Interview Details Very haphazard, HR seem to be disconnected to the rest of the business

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

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Senior User Experience Strategist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in March 2014.

Interview Details I had not applied/submitted my résumé for this position, which was an interesting bit of information.

1. Received email from recruiter/talent acquisition specialist asking if I had any interest in position and a good time to call.

2. Spoke to recruiter, he had mentioned he would set something up with the hiring manager for the following Monday.

3. Had a phone interview with the hiring manager, ~30-45 minutes. Very fluid, comfortable, intelligent discussion.

4. That Wednesday, I had 3 interviews with members of the managers team. Again, ~30-45 minutes each, very comfortable conversations.

5. Was told I'd hear back in a few weeks - the wait game began!

6. The last possible day of the two weeks came, and it seemed a mad scramble, but Adobe wanted to fly me internationally to meet the manager over dinner, all expenses paid. Offer was made over dinner.

Interview Question – Asking development library questions beyond front-end web development knowledge.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation, but very little need to. Initially, they had found what my pay expectations were at. They exceeded my expectations by nearly 20%

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Technical Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Newton, MA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Adobe in March 2014.

Interview Details Was first approached via an Adobe recruiter via LinkedIn, spoke a couple of times and was given an online technical test. The test itself was fairly straight forward. Spoke with the hiring manager next, then was finally brought in for the in-person interview. During the in-person I was given another technical exam which was more complex and covered a wider array of topics. I interviewed with three people including the hiring manager and one of my peers. Throughout the whole process the interviews were a combination of technical and company fit questions. Everyone was very friendly and professional throughout the whole process especially the recruiter who was constantly in contact and made the process seamless.

Interview Question – There was an I++ question on the technical exam that was unexpected and gave me some difficulty.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Initial offer was quite fair but you can always negotiate for a bit more.

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Solutions Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Adobe in March 2014.

Interview Details I was contacted online by a department head and asked if I'd be interested in applying for a specific position. What followed was a very quick, but intense interviewing process. In the course of a week and a half I had 6 hour long phone interviews, a day trip up to Boston to meet with the hiring manager, an overnight out to Utah to meet the team, had to provide a portfolio of my work, and give an hour long presentation. While it made for a very difficult and intense week (while still working full time), I appreciated that the process did not drag on needlessly.

Interview Question – How would you pitch a specific product to existing customers, and explain to them the benefits that it offers?   Answer Question

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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lehi, UT (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Adobe in March 2014.

Interview Details Very professional, exceptionally fast response, very up front on salary expectations, met with 12 people. 5 phone interviews 7 on site in one day. No real surprise questions. Recruiter follow-up was excellent. I did have references from current employees.

Interview Question – How to handle difficult clients. Questions were open ended and allowing one to sell their strengths. No real surprises. All but 1 of my 12 interviews was 30 minutes and went the all 30, the exception was with the hiring director his was 60 minutes.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Knew from the 1st interview is the salary range was acceptable. Offer was fair. I appreciated their no nonsense approach.

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Easy Interview

Enterprise Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Adobe.

Interview Details I was initially contacted via email. We setup a time to do a phone interview within a day or two after the initial contact. The phone interview was with an extremely young and new employee for Adobe and she simply asked about my background relating to the job description. Then she asked me for a few questions after which she said she had taken some notes and I would be contacted by another hiring manager in the near future. It was simple and it felt generic.

Interview Question – There was nothing except for if I liked lead generation and what experience I had with it.   Answer Question

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Software Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Adobe.

Interview Details There are two rounds: a phone screen and an on-site interviews. The phone screen asks about your previous projects and your goal in career. We only did one simple technical question writing a factorial function (be careful of edge cases and input errors). Got to the on-site interview meeting with the manager and two other people on the team. The manager asks out vision and goal and another simple technical question. The second person asks two more harder technical questions, but still not too hard. The final one asks a brain teaser and an object-oriented design.

Interview Question – (1) Factorial and Fibonacci functions (recursion, trade-off, what if we want to call it several times?)
(2) Given a binary tree, return another tree with reverse in-order traversal.
(3) Find output and bugs in a given program.
(4) Design an object-oriented program for a library (emphasis on users, types of books, check-out, return)
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Sales Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Adobe.

Interview Details This was an extremely quick hiring process, in about two months I interviewed with 6 people over the phone, flew to San Jose and then started my new job.

Interview Question – The questions were very thoughtful, but you needed to know about the products, industry and have an opinion/strategy on how you would approach the role and drive results. Asking questions is key to get the information you need to know if it is the right fit for you.   Answer Question

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Purchasing Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Adobe.

Interview Details I was originally hired as a part-time employee but the interview process was still intense.

Negotiation Details – I had another job offer so I disclosed what it was and they offered me $1.00 more per hour. I was hired as a part-time employee but I'm now a salaried full-time employee.

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Experience Design Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Adobe

Interview Details Phone interview. Went through my portfolio.

Interview Question – What did you learn from this project   Answer Question

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