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A once great company - No longer innovative or employee-friendly, but still a leader.

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Adobe

Pros

Great products, smart colleagues, generous benefits (health, 401K matching, sabbatical, time off at managers' discretion - this is good if you have an understanding manager), flexible telecommuting program, a friendly, collaborative team atmosphere, pretty buildings with nice offices with doors you can shut, good corporate citizen.

Cons

Limited opportunity for advancement or professional growth. Middle management weak and scared. Too many turf wars. Powerful been-there-forever cliques. Reporting structure lame, it allows family members and romantic relationships to report to one another .Sending too many jobs to India and China, Difficult communication as teams are split up among US, India, China which weakens collaborative efforts, Annual layoffs each year ruin morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on innovation. Quit trying to please Wall Street at the expense of your human resources. Try to keep some jobs in the US. Focus on improving the quality of what used to be amazing products - they've become too bloated and buggy. Bring back Chuck, John and Bruce to revitalize company mission.

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    Amazing products, talented people, poor understanding of marketplace and customer needs beyond traditional customer

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Adobe

    Pros

    Insanely amazing engineers that create fantastic products consistently

    Cons

    engineering is amazing, but understanding how to position and sell the products in the markeplace is lacking; Connect should be beating WebEx for example, other products get buried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more top down to make it to next level.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Needs to focus on innovation, real risk taking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adobe

    Pros

    People are treated well. Founders still very active, promoting the values. Ability to execute product releases

    Cons

    Too slow, too conservative when it comes to innovation. Too focused on releasing upgrades of existing products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing the trust and loyalty of people, at the time when you are not attracting new talent. You have good focus on cutting costs and releasing new versions of existing products, you need to really emphasis innovative technologies and products, that will energize current employees too.

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