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Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems, United States on Jan 29th, 2021
"Great culture! I personally interacted with several women in leadership, and felt supported throughout my time there. However, I did notice that that as you went up the food chain the number of women in high leadership positions decreased."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems, United States on Feb 3rd, 2020
"Clique' and an echo chamber of cultural assimilation. If you stand out you get hammered down."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems, United States on Jan 31st, 2020
"The leadership team is mostly men who have been at the company for a long time. If you have aspiration to climb the ladder, expect that it's probably fine up until you get to Director level. Above that, women are rarely promoted and their reputations often get flipped on their heads (what made them strong in the lower levels seems to get used against them as they get higher up). Overall it's a great place to work if you don't want to climb too high."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems, United States on Jul 31st, 2019
"Wonderful place to work! Equal opportunities and great culture. I feel supported as a woman."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Mar 13th, 2019
"It's better than many of the alternatives but still has some issues."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Apr 18th, 2018
"Adobe is a great place to work. Great leaders, culture and people. "
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Apr 3rd, 2018
"Adobe is a great place to advance your career as a woman. The company invests in resources and development opportunities for women, more than I've seen many other companies do."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Feb 6th, 2018
"The HR group doesn't seem to understand that the issues for technical women may be a little different than the issues for women in technical roles. They are also spending a lot of time drilling women in improving their EQ, but AFAICT not much time working with the men in leadership who may need some help understanding the role they're playing in the attrition of women at mid-level."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Jan 26th, 2018
"It is a true boys network where the majority of senior roles are filled by men"
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Jul 23rd, 2017
"The culture, the people - they are amazing. There are exceptions to the rule anywhere you look, but I can't imagine being so supported elsewhere!"
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Mar 29th, 2017
"Take advantage of all the opptys to be known and meet people across the functional org, and up the mgmt chain. Having a good network for information, influence, etc. it really helps to get things done. A focus now on women and helping them get visibility, etc. "
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Feb 20th, 2017
"So long as you don't report into the Utah office, it's a good place to be. If you're in the Bay Area, it's a great place to be. "
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Feb 10th, 2017
"Pretty solid but as a younger woman there is a clear dearth of leadership roles to grow into as the average age of the company is older and people don't really leave."
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Jan 31st, 2017
"It really depends on which team you're on and the ratio of men to women within that team. "
Anonymous shared this review of Adobe Systems on Jul 2nd, 2016
"Adobe strives to live by its core values - genuine, exceptional, innovative and involved. "
"Adobe is a typical male-dominated tech company environment/ boys club. There are 14K employees and 30% are women. I see no women with children in the senior leadership. The macho all-in work culture exists and I see no part-time or flexible work options(like job shares). Employees can work from home if they arrange it with their manager but I see this as table stakes. Each employee seems to be weighed down with a lot of work. As a product marketing manager I work almost every evening and sacrifice a lot of important time with my children to stay afloat at Adobe."
"Lack of opportunities for those outside of headquarters. Middle managers often not given reign to create positive change or bring new ideas to the table. Lack of support and opportunity is frustrating for ambitious women who do not like being boxed in to narrow roles. New generous maternity leave benefits appear positive on the outside. The catch is the lack of coverage while one is out combined with the lack of support/judgement on how much time one takes upon returning to the office. These issues must be addressed."
"If you are outside of California the benefits follow the state - generally 6 weeks of paid maternity or 8 or 9 if c-section. The pay is good but there is ZERO coverage while you are out. On maternity leave I felt grateful for my being home. When I game back the following 9 months were the worst of my career. I had the same goal for four quarters though I had been out and no one had even made a call on my behalf. Also HR gave me incorrect information and messed up my pay. It was as if there were no women on maternity leave ever so they did not know any better. It's a male heavy company especially in sales. I enjoyed the products I sold very much there but I left because the year after maternity I felt pushed me to the edge."
"Great place for women to work especially with new benefits."
"Adobe cares deeply about employees and the benefits are very good. Flexible vacation negotiated with your manager, no bean counting. Management roles fall directly down gender lines: Women predominate in Marketing, Men in Executive Management, Engineering, and Product Management roles. There is a definite gender gap."
"Engineering is old gaurd male. Very few women are making decisions despite what you see in leadership (COO), women are the organizers, men are technical 'deciders'."
"It's really hard to "move up" the corporate ladder. I've worked at Adobe as an individual contributor and I feel there there isn't any support from my manager about how to further my career in any way outside of my current role."
"there are a lot of women working here, but unusually few in product or eng. Management is male-dominated and not diverse, something of a 'boys club' especially in the US offices. This which makes it tougher for women to advance in their ranks."
"I worked for over 4 years and the team that I was in was under constant flux. Pay was excellent and perks attractive but advancement was limited for women when compared to men."
"The company is trying to support advancement of women from a training perspective but from a true advancement to VP levels, it is falling short. California and New York office are doing okay. Utah and India are way short on women in key leadership positions."
"Be strong and assertive. Emotionally intelligence is strong at Adobe, for both men and women. I am surrounded by strong, educated, accomplished women - and it is inspiring. Best company, best people."