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



This review is based on 1086 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.29. It was published on Sep 16, 2016. 29475 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

What They Do

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

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Jose, California US Sites: 11
Major Locations: San Francisco, California; Lehi, Utah; Seattle, Washington; New York, New York; McLean, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts US Employees: 6,995
US Revenues: $4,795 million Worldwide Revenues: $4,795 million
Employees Worldwide: 14,612 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ADBE Founded: 1982

The Campus to Adobe Life Program helps integrate new grads into the company

Perks and Programs

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

  • 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, Adobe provides individual grants of $250 for every 20 hours of volunteer service and $1,000 for team volunteer events.
  • 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.
  • Time Off That's Meaningful: Adobe offers three unique forms of time off. Unlimited time off that employees 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.
  • Enhanced Leave (New): Adobe made enhancements to the leave of absence program to help employees during significant life events such as having a baby or taking care of a sick family member. Adobe offers more company-paid time for medical, parental, maternity and family care leaves. Adobe now offers up to 26 weeks of paid time for primary caregivers. This benefit includes moms and dads who welcome a new child through adoption, surrogacy, or foster care.
  • Educational Reimbursement: Adobe provides educational assistance to employees who are keen on furthering their education. Adobe pays up to $10,000 each year for accredited courses and programs, certificate programs and graduate programs through regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • Commute Program for All: Adobe provides $100 per month transit subsidy for bus, train and ferry, in addition to a Van Pool subsidy for another $100 and a $20 subsidy for biking to work. Employees in the Bay Area receive a $160 annual Cal Train pass.
  • Site Councils Create Community: Adobe offices with over 100 employees have site councils that are funded by the company to create fun site events, hold Town Hall meetings to share site updates, gather employee feedback, and implement activities that celebrate diversity.
  • Best Doctors (New): A new employee resource that provides an expert second opinion on any medical diagnosis or treatment plan at no cost. Employees can use Best Doctors for medical advice and get personalized answers to basic questions about a diagnosis, or treatment options from a doctor who fully understands their particular situation. This resource also helps employees get the right diagnosis and treatment after an acute or catastrophic medical event.
  • Enhanced Family Services (New): Adobe expanded our family services benefit through Bright Horizons to include free access to the Sittercity database, access educational advisers through College Coach® and support and advocacy for children with special needs.
  • AnyPerk (New): U.S. Adobe employees receive exclusive preferred pricing on over 850 products, services and experiences. Whether they are interested in travel, health and wellness, entertainment or shopping, AnyPerk has discounts to help make their life easier and more enjoyable.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $10,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Convenience store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Hair salon
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
The Adobe team always comes to the table with great ideas and a sense of humor


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 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)


  • Telecommute option (17% use it)


    130 days Job-protected maternity leave130 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
    80 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    $5,000 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    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.


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


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness center (at some locations)
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $31,098,512 Philanthropic donations in last year $4,607,991 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


    • Lead, People & Inclusion is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
    • 12 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
    • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

    Executive Diversity

    We take wellness to heart


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    How to Get Hired

    We asked Adobe Systems Incorporated 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?

    They role model strong consulting characteristics – be brief, be bright, be gone – and they keep us wanting more. Leave us with a taste of your working style. Know what you’re great at and clearly articulate how you’re going to add value immediately. We care about motivations as much as qualifications so share the why’s and the how’s. Show us critical thinking and intellectual curiosity. In brief, interviews should feel more like a quasi-working session not just a “chemistry” conversation. While leadership may not be in a job title, it’s certainly in the job description. We look for leadership capabilities in every role that we hire for. Specifically, we look for these five leadership traits: 1. EQ: demonstrating self-awareness 2. Feedback: openness to giving and receiving feedback 3. Talent: ability to select and recruit top talent 4. Scale: maniacal focus on execution and operational rigor 5. Change: adaptability

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    We’re a big city brand but we have small town values, so we are a culture that welcomes new connections. Reach out to an employee who you know or our Talent team. This world is so small, you must know someone who works at Adobe or know someone who has a connection here. Use your network! Ask for a meeting. That shows us that you’re serious about this opportunity. Nothing can substitute meeting face-to-face—even if it’s just over video chat—and getting a sense of someone’s personality, mannerisms, the way they present themselves. When we speak live, we’ll know, pretty quickly, whether we click.

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

    We hire across all functions and at all levels from university graduates to experienced professionals. We’re heavily focused on hiring for designers, data scientists, mobile developers, cloud engineers, researchers in big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as enterprise sales representatives.

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

    We’re an open book. and our Conversations blog ( will give you a good perspective of our company and products. Our employees will give you a sneak peek into Adobe life as they’re constantly sharing their experiences on social media. Check out #AdobeLife and our Adobe Life blog ( You can also get to know us on our YouTube channel (

    hiring Outlook

    2,500 Job openings forecast for coming year 9% Job Growth
    68,413 Applications received 1,618 Positions filled in past year
    904 New positions created 378 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 237 New graduates hired
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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