At Adobe, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1673 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.81. It was published on Jul 20, 2018. 60222 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked Adobe to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Jose, California, 95110 US Sites: 16
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94103; Lehi, Utah, 84043; Seattle, Washington, 98103; New York, New York, 10036; McLean, Virginia, 22102; Newton, Massachusetts, 02458 US Employees: 9,415
Employees Worldwide: 19,007 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ADBE Founded: 1982

Adobe has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2018 (ranked 47)

PEOPLE's 2018 Companies that Care list (ranked 6)

Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2018 (ranked 29)

Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2018 (ranked 15)

Best Workplaces for Technology 2018 (ranked 10)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2018 (ranked 34)

Our employees bring with them a unique set of backgrounds and experiences and we embrace them

Perks and Programs

We asked Adobe to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Adobe’s ESPP program lets employees set-aside up to 25% of compensation to purchase Adobe Stock every six months that are at least 15% below the fair market value. The discounted price is locked in for a 24-month period.
  • Matching Grants Give Back: Adobe enables employees to give back to the community by matching dollar for dollar up to $10,000 annually. In addition, individual grants of $250 for every 20 hours of volunteer service and $1,000 for team volunteer events.
  • Employee Networks: Our Employee Networks play an important role in bringing our employees together to build community and an inclusive workplace. Embracing Adobe's Core Values, Employee Networks share a common purpose, interest, or background and act as a resource for personal and professional development. Each network is open to ALL employees across the company—we encourage participation and collaboration across the networks—we are stronger together.
  • Time Off that’s Meaningful: Adobe offers three unique forms of time off. Unlimited time off that they can coordinate with their manager, two company breaks (summer and winter) that amounts to roughly two and a half weeks, and a sabbatical up to 6 paid weeks based on tenure. 
  • Assistance during difficult times - Survivor Outreach Services & Enhanced Bereavement Leave (New): Adobe strives to ensure employees have the support they need to care for themselves and their family during major life events. If a loved one passes away,Adobe's bereavement benefit provides up to 20 days (4 weeks) of full paid-time per calendar year. Additionally, our Survivor Outreach Services Provides assistance to employees and beneficiaries after the death of a loved one, including help navigating insurance claims, COBRA, credit agencies, Social Security and financial institutions.
  • Welcome Back: The Welcome Back program offers additional resources to employees and equip managers to facilitate a seamless transition back to work. The program is available to U.S. based employees returning from an extended leave of absence of more than three calendar months (90 days). As part of the program, managers, develop a transition plan for employees as well as discuss the possible need for an alternative work arrangement. 
  • Dependent Care Gift: Childcare takes a significant amount of a family’s budget. Adobe provides a nontaxable gift of up to $1,200 per year toward the care of dependent children to employees who enroll in the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.
  • Enhanced Adoption and New Surrogacy Assistance (New): For employees looking to start or expand their family Adobe’s benefits are there to lend a hand. Adoption Assistance Program this program reimburses $25,000 (up from $5,000 in 2017) toward eligible adoption expenses upon finalization of the adoption. Employees may use the benefit twice, up to a lifetime maximum of $50,000. Adobe will also reimburse employees for non-medical expenses associated with surrogacy, up to $25,000 per event, with a lifetime maximum of two events.
  • Milk Stork (New): Milk Stork offers breast milk shipping services to Adobe moms traveling on business. They are able to ship or tote their milk from their hotel back home for free.
  • Headspace - Meditation App (New): A personal trainer for the mind, the Headspace app. Free for all employees.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Adobe employees enjoying our annual Summer Bash


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off 24 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
12 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Medical Room, Mother's Room, Quiet Room, Fitness/Wellness Center, Wellness Programs, Recreation Area/Sport Courts, Game Room/Table Games, Music Room, Massage Room/On-site Massage, Gender Neutral (Unisex) bathrooms, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Cafes, Break rooms, Free Lunch (for interns), Free Snacks/Beverages, Produce Delivery, High Chairs in Cafes, Concierge Desk/Service Center, ATMs, Tech Cafe, Adobe Store, Dry Cleaning, Automobile Services, Bicycle Repair, Haircuts, Notary Service, Bicycle Storage, Bicycle Share, EV Charging Stations, Transportation Subsidy, Emergency ride home, Auditorium, Managed Rooms, Meditation/Prayer Room, Employee Garden, Site Council Driven Events, valet parking, mailroom.)


130 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 130 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
100 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take80 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*$25,000 Adoption benefit
80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*80 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$39,132,612 Philanthropic donations in last year $6,061,685 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Director, Sustainability + Social Impact Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
22 LEED certified building(s) Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • EVP, Customer & Employee Experience oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • 30 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Adobe was proud to partner with the Golden State Warriors to help build inclusive communities at the Peaceful Warriors Summit


Let's create experiences that matter

How to Get Hired

We asked Adobe for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We don't believe in the concept of culture "fits." Instead, here are the characteristics we look for. Culture complement – Someone who adds to the team culture rather than one who brings more of the same. We’re looking for candidates who bring creative friction, new energy and a fresh perspective. Customer empathy – We’re looking for employees who are incredibly dedicated to the customer. They are individuals who lead first with customer needs and always innovate on behalf of what’s best for them. We need candidates who can help our customers experience value realization.     Critical thinking – Individuals who thrive at Adobe are those who love to be challenged with new problems and those who are able to simplify the abstract. Most of all, be authentic. One of our core values is all about being genuine. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Reach out, engage, and ask for a meeting. Adobe’s a big city brand but we have small town values here. We love making new connections. Reach out to any member of our Talent team or an Adobe employee you know. Let them know that you’re interested in a specific role at Adobe and why you’re the best person for the challenge. Be authentic when you reach out to us, and really show us that you’re passionate about joining the team. The team is busy, but if you’re really passionate about joining Adobe, don’t get discouraged. This tells us that you're serious about the opportunity and that you're confident in your ability to make an impact at Adobe.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We hire over a thousand new hires a quarter across all functions and at all levels from university graduates to experienced professionals. We’re heavily focused on hiring in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, data science, mobile development, experience design, marketing, as well as enterprise sales. No matter which role you’re interviewing for, we’re looking for candidates who have intense customer empathy and those who can bring their unique self to work and offer fresh perspectives. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Get to know our people, our business and what we deeply care about. You can scour the web for news on Adobe, visit and browse our corporate blog to get a feel for our company and products. There’s no one better at being genuine and keeping it real than our employees. Search #AdobeLife on social channels for a preview into our culture, and visit the Adobe Life blog for employee perspectives about their experience here. You can also get to know us through social media channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook. You name it, we’re likely there. There’s never been a better time to join Adobe. Discover opportunities on and connect with us.

hiring Outlook

2,870 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 17% Job Growth
320,097 Total job applicants 376 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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