Adobe
3.7 of 5 935 reviews
www.adobe.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

Adobe Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.7 935 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen

(665 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Normally a good work-life balance and friendly direct manager and good people to work with"
    in 115 reviews
  • "great benefits, great work life balance, work from home opportunities, global team"
    in 72 reviews
Cons:
  • "For some teams, not-so-great work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels"
    in 37 reviews
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Not bad but can be much better.

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adobe full-time

ProsNormally a good work-life balance and friendly direct manager and good people to work with.

Projects are normally challenging and you're always tasked on something just above your skill set that will make you personally grow.

Conslack of training, lack of career opportunities and you're normally forgot alone on customer side. Only focusing on billing and utilisation. The utilisation is what your bonuses are based on and you don't have any power in working on it as it's defined by the engagements that the engagement managers will find for you.

Travels are never part of utilisation but you're asked to travel and to make-up the time you eventually loose on customer side.

Salaries are below the average.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet in touch with the people you should work for. You should work for your direct reports, not the other way round. Try to fight for them instead of hiding.

Give them good salaries and career opportunities that match the market. It's a tough work in the field even if you sit in your chair comfortably.

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Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood pay/benefits, flexible working hours, great people to work with, lots of intelligent bright dedicated people

ConsThe fear of being made redundant, lots of lay off s annually. Hardly any career growth..

Advice to Senior ManagementBe an example to follow, stop intimidating..

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inside sales

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Adobe full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat team environment, everyone is helping each other to get the deal closed

Consnot enough marketing support for lead generation

Advice to Senior Managementroutine team meeting is a great way to encourage more collaboration, exchange ideas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, lots of opps for career progression

Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than a year

ProsScope for career progression, interesting products

ConsPoor managers
HQ (and best roles) in Maidenhead

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent working environment pre Day Software inclusion!

Technical Architect (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

I worked at Adobe full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent peers and working environment, Adobe hires top level employees and working among them is always a good experience.

ConsHidden politics at management level is a turn off, hiring one year and shedding all important employees the next year is normal at Adobe! as a result it ends up as Top Heavy company specially in EMEA! with contractors filling in!

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a clash between Adobe and Day methodologies, practices, management and way of doing things. This needs to be addressed to make Adobe a uniform and successful company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a roller coster

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

ProsWell known Band with some very cool products

ConsThe ethos has changed in recent years, and theres a lot of people out for themselves rather than the greater good of the company, customers or employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Tier III Support Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat products with an opportunity participate in product direction. Open friendly environment to work in allowing freedom to think.

ConsCan be remote if working say for USA and living in the UK

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great!

Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adobe

ProsFlexible working
Great culture
Nice people
Excellent benefits

ConsNo growth opportunities
Constant strategy changes
Performance reviews are irrelevant

Advice to Senior ManagementBuy or Sell - need to buy a great new company or sell to Apple

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun place to work

Account Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adobe

ProsStartup culture in what is a large global corporate. Innovative products and cool customer scenarios.

ConsNo promotion prospects, annual cull can mean good people have to go

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working remotely at Adobe

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Adobe

ProsGreat technology, bright people, fun locations

ConsVery San Jose centric - if you aren't in San Jose, you aren't important

Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate more - give real authority to people in the field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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