Adobe Reviews

Updated 26 September 2014
Updated 26 September 2014
1,068 Reviews
3.9
1,068 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 145 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 89 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great place to work and great culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great perks, you can work in interesting technology and work with very good people. I really enjoyed my time at Adobe.

    Cons

    Long release cycles back then.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    perfect

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    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent in London, England

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

    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
  3.  

    Great team, great opportunity, great experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    - Great team environment, everyone willing to help each other and keep each other motivated
    - Direct line manager was very supportive and encouraged personal growth
    - Fair comp and bens
    - "All hands" meetings were good for communicating about what was going on in the business and about the company vison etc

    Cons

    - When a new director came in, my role was completely changed without consulting me, which led to me choosing to leave. It was effectively a demotion.
    - Great at the wider communication about the business as a while, but not within business areas and immediate teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep communication going throughout the business, not just top level, but all throughout!

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

    Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an example to follow, stop intimidating..

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad but can be much better.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Normally 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.

    Cons

    lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    inside sales

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not enough marketing support for lead generation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    routine team meeting is a great way to encourage more collaboration, exchange ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lots of opps for career progression

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Scope for career progression, interesting products

    Cons

    Poor managers
    HQ (and best roles) in Maidenhead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent working environment pre Day Software inclusion!

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hidden 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    a roller coster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well known Band with some very cool products

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier III Support Engineer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Tier III Support Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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