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Excellent place to work all around

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

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

Pros

Great people -- super smart, friendly, hard working
Great products
Offices are VERY nice (SJ and SF at least)
Employee discount on products is like 90+% (huge discount), and we can hook up friends.
Great other benefits
The right amount of vacation time
Old products shipped to India for maintenance so we can work on cutting edge stuff in the US (this is a good thing!)

Cons

If you work on an old product, Adobe is in the process of rennovating itself, so you might fear layoffs. However even in that case, if you are on top of your game, you'll get rehired by another team before even your last day. If you do get laid off, Adobe gives a 3 month severance, which is huge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are a lot of great ideas in the company, and people willing to work on them... stop getting in the way. It takes too many people to make decisions, if you find people that believe in something, empower them instead of putting them through 10 levels of approval. We have some crazy awesome IP here, we can revolutionize the world. With the IP we have, one senior dev can make Instagram in a month.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Adobe

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that competes with itself

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

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

    Pros

    * Great people
    * Good opportunities if you act on them
    * Interesting projects & technology

    Cons

    Corporate politics reign at Adobe. Given it's size and history, there is a lot of bad blood between different groups. This leads to different divisions creating similar technologies, instead of investing in a single best-of-breed technology.

    Don't take this to mean that the company is on the decline... I just believe that it can be so much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CTO needs to realize he is not hearing the entire story and needs to foster a culture of unification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great team, great product, lots of possibilities to apply new technologies
    Development and working environment are very open and friendly.

    Cons

    Testing efforts should keep up with clients/load/product complexity growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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