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Adobe Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
1,101 Reviews
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1,101 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 150 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 25 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company with Endless Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    I have been with Adobe for just over 2 years and throughout that time my role has grown and developed dramatically.

    The business gives you the chance to take ownership for large projects and gain exposure at a high level.

    Amazing benefits package including not only health and dental cover, but also free cinema tickets and discounted spa weekends.

    Flexible working

    A strong leadership team with a focus on Adobe's future success

    Cons

    Somewhat disconnected from the US counterparts - not an issue though as strong management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great products, some great people however very poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Operations in London, England
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Operations in London, England

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work and great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Adobe full-time (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent in London, England
    Former Employee - Antipiracy Field Team Agent in London, England

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Great team, great opportunity, great experience overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (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..

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    inside sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in London, England

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (less than an 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad but can be much better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lots of opps for career progression

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Excellent working environment pre Day Software inclusion!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than an 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

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