Adobe Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,090 Reviews
3.9
1,090 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 148 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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  1.  

    Great environment.

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    Former Employee - Network Control Technician in Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Network Control Technician in Lehi, UT (US)

    I worked at Adobe as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere and culture are great.

    Cons

    Nepotism, departmental cliques, training provided is more of a slide show of the departments you will be supporting. Lacks useable information pertaining to the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    What makes Adobe special is the people. Fortunate to work with such a sharp and dedicated crew. Especially enjoy the collaboration across the different geographies. The benefits and compensation are also good. Focus on "green" initiatives and fitness are also a big plus.

    Cons

    As any company grows, there's an expected increase in bureaucracy. That said, it seems we make decision making more difficult than necessary. Work-life balance has also steadily deteriorated over the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's been a recent and striking increase in micromanagement from senior leadership. I see SMEs across functions being questioned which reduces Adobe's overall efficiency.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Adobe

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    Former Employee - Product Management Director in Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Product Management Director in Lehi, UT (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great cool company with cool stuff all over. Love the dash boards that are every where.

    Cons

    If you love process to point of vomiting, you will love this. Process that can take a week to do a job that should only take five minutes. The amount of self 'patting on the back' was nauseating. Once mangers pigeon hole you, no matter what the home run is or awesome job is, you will be stuck waiting on yearly lay offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit managing up so much...Manage your team and dont worry about the "up" in everything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Products; great leadership; huge opportunities for the business and career

    Cons

    Would love more variety for food services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Innovative where it counts

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    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Conference Planner in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Adobe as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Products are far-reaching and raises the level of competence in the average worker. Great support for captioning on the web.

    Cons

    Affordability is lacking here except for the low end products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work culture is nice and chilled out

    Cons

    sometimes you get creepy managers

  8.  

    Great pay, benefits, treat you like a person, parties, smart staff

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    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Order Management Representative in Lehi, UT (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, TONS of time off, overtime for hourly positions, really great health benefits, lots of company parties, happy staff, smart staff, solid tech company

    Cons

    Red tape of being at a big business, it's very hard to effect big change. Small realm of expertise- you learn one small part of business well, but not the full spectrum. Same with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for employees to be able to pitch change ideas and make them happen instead of thinking changing the status quo is a waste of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Innovation is highly valued and promoted throughout the company. Most people here treat you with respect and expect the same--a high "EQ" is important.

    Cons

    I've encountered a few ambitious, myopic middle-managers that spend time managing-up the food chain at the expense of ignoring the needs of their teams. For the most part, they eventually move on, but they can damage morale. On corporate teams, bureaucracy can be a bit over the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of bureaucracy creep. Retrain those who wish to have authority over things, but who wish to shirk accountability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Adobe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Good work culture
    Great people to work
    Innovations are rewarded. People enjoy their job and it shows in their work.

    Cons

    Digital Media business - Directions change every 6 months.
    Developers are more rewarded than QEs. Not a great place for QEs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good direction

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Lehi, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Very green company. I love their core principles and find they give direction in the company.

    Cons

    Bigger company, challenges with transitioning from Omniture. Adobe is making things better though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've been making decent choices lately, good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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