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



This review is based on 1559 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.87. It was published on Aug 14, 2017. 48514 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
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.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.

What They Do

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

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: 14
Major Locations: San Francisco, California; Lehi, Utah; Seattle, Washington; New York, New York; McLean, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts US Employees: 8,673
Employees Worldwide: 17,373 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ADBE Founded: 1982

Adobe Systems Incorporated has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2018 (ranked 15)

Best Workplaces for Technology 2018 (ranked 10)

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (ranked 26)

People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 8)

Best Workplaces for Parents 2017 (ranked 14)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 27)

We're always lending a helping hand

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Enhanced Leave: To help new parents adjust to life after the birth or placement of a child and to support the bonding process, parental leave provides 16 weeks of paid time to care for the child during the workday—up from two weeks. Parents who are not responsible for the child during the workday will receive up to four weeks of paid time—a two-week increase. This benefit is available to moms and dads who have become parents through childbirth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care.  Additionally, Adobe enhanced bereavement benefit to 20 days (4 weeks) of full paid-time (base salary), per year, to help ease the emotional, financial and logistical burdens during the loss of a loved one(s). 
  • Enhanced family services: Adobe provides family services benefit through Bright Horizons to include 100 hours of back up care, free access to the Sittercity database, access educational advisors through College Coach® and support and advocacy for children with special needs. 
  • Welcome Back (New): 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 (New): 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.
  • Best Doctors: Adobe offers ano-cost second opinion benefit to employees and their extended family through Best Doctors. Adobe makes this benefit available not just to employees and their spouse and children but also to their siblings, parents, parents-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law and grandchildren.  Best Doctors will collect medical records and have them reviewed by a world-renowned expert physician who will either confirm a diagnosis and treatment plan, or recommend a change. This is one more way in which Adobe recognizes the importance of family wellbeing to its employees and provides support.


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
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $10,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Every year we host a Summer Bash before our annual company Summer Break


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) 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 (14% use it)
  • 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)


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)*30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit80 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

$37,867,480 Philanthropic donations in last year $6,234,883 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Vice President, Sustainability + Social Impact Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
25 LEED certified building(s) Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • EVP, Customer & Employee Experience is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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
  • 20 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

We're a diverse community of creative and analytical thinkers


There's no better way to experience #AdobeLife than with our employees and their families

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?

We don't hire culture fits. We hire those who are "oddly attractive." Here are the characteristics we look for.

  1. 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 different perspective.
  2. Customer empathy – We’re looking for employees who have “OCD” (obsessive customer DNA). They are individuals who lead first with customer needs and always innovate on behalf of what’s best for the customer.    
  3. Clean 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.
  4. Cope-abiilty – This is “professionalism under pressure.” It’s how you go about doing things under pressure; not so much the why. We’re looking for individuals who are comfortable with pressure and can handle stress with grace.

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. You can find us social media, engage in conversations with us and show us your passion for the work we do. Ask for a meeting. 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.

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, YouTube, Twitter, 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

2,451 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 15% Job Growth
119,475 Total job applicants 22% Openings filled by current employees
243 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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