Adobe Systems

Adobe employees.
Courtesy of Adobe

    The maker of Photoshop and Illustrator ditched performance reviews six years ago in favor of real-time feedback with bosses. Add to that a focus on innovation (some 960 employees filed a patent last year), and you get people who “truly feel lucky to work” here, and a stock price that’s up nearly 400% in the past five years. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year60
    Years on list18
    HQ locationSan Jose, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)1,500
    IndustryInformation Technology
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$7,300
    Year founded1982
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites14


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Minorities35%
    % African-American/Black2%
    % Asian26%
    % Caucasian/White58%
    % Hispanic/Latino5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity7%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO-
    # Sick days10
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers10


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Computer Scientist, Software Development
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$150,651
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$7,531
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$158,183

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth15%
    # of job applicants239,991
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally23%
    Jobs filled by referral26%
    # New graduates hired555