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Adobe Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,122 Reviews
4.0
1,122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years (in 27 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.  

    Good company to work in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Salary bonus location food work interest

    Cons

    No neegative things to say

  2.  

    Computer scientist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Real variety and depth of challenges and opportunities, building software that lets customers be incredibly creative

    Cons

    Sometimes having to move very quickly and pay back the technical debt later- exhilarating though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue listening

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good working environment but big differences in benefits depending on location and BU.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Adobe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    Big difference of benefits if you work in the US or the rest of the world.
    Employees are not treated the same way depending on their BU (regarding trainings, conference/events, running budgets).
    Manager are treated 10 times better than normal employees. You can feel a big difference. Much more rewards and recognition for managers than for employees who very often work harder!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your employees work well, reward them! Don't think all the time about your stats and personal benefits and help your employees improve their skills and feel more than just money makers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, some great people however very poor management

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work and great culture

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    perfect

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great team, great opportunity, great experience overall

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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

    - 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
  10. 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..

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    inside sales

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    • 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

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