Adobe Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
1,060 Reviews

3.9
1,060 Reviews
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Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen
755 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers great benefits; flexible time-off policy; decent work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Good gym, great benefits, overall more positive experiences than bad ones (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance; the pressure comes from the top and it's hard to resist giving in (in 23 reviews)

  • senior management do not communicate well with employees of all levels (in 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Care about their employees, Great benefits, Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Can't really think of many cons. Wish they offered better salary raises but at least they do it unlike some other companies.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adobe is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company vision and culture combined. It includes great benefits.

    Cons

    Large organization so difficult to have impact depending on level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the amazing site that shows employees their full benefits package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, difficult place to get a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work life balance (depending on your manager/job role of course), great benefits.

    Cons

    Everyone here is very "nice". More difficult conversations need to be happen on a regular basis. Politics can be an issue depending on which group you're working with and how much proximity you have to the upper crust of leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied

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

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Best company in India to work

    Cons

    None but top management should work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do work not rest

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great people and benefits

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not much growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fascinating work experience with great heritage - but much room for improvement today

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hamburg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The internationality of the company is a big plus. Work is organized and driven with a professional approach, at the best of times with a strong focus on best-of-bread software engineering. The Hamburg office is housed in a beautiful building and the work space is a pleasure to work in.

    Cons

    Personal growth is hindered by nepotism. The company suffers by lack of direction and vision which is reflected by poor middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Graphic Designer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertisement  in  Esfahān (Iran)
    Current Employee - Advertisement in Esfahān (Iran)

    I have been working at Adobe full-time

    Pros

    Nice Company ... I like work there

    Cons

    Graphic Design It's my interst after thtat Adobe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mostly Great Company - But watch out for annual Dec redundencies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Adobe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work evirnoment, and good work-life-balance, above average salary, and culture

    Cons

    Middle management, annual December redundencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, lots of fluff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer  in  Lehi, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Team Lead Software Engineer in Lehi, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, the people I worked with are even better. Stock plans are fantastic and there are a lot of fun little perks (cell phone plan, company parties, etc).

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership leaves cross team coordination and vision much to be desired. In such a large organization it's critical to keep all products that are part of a "suite" aligned in vision. This lack of leadership left good projects abandoned or severely delayed and unnecessary duplicated efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get aligned. You have amazing people at your disposal, put the pride down and work towards a unified agenda not a personal agenda.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great camaraderie between team members and a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, work life balance and very talented people around to learn from

    Cons

    If you do an awesome job it might go unnoticed unless you flaunt it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should do more towards career growth of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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