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Jul 29, 2018 18 Comments

Just joined Adobe and wanted to know Blind's opinion on my pay

Base 120k, 10k sigon and 45k worth RSUs

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  • New IVQP68
    You are underpaid (assuming 45K over 4 years as thats what they mention in the offer letter)

    I got the same offer in 2015 plus 10K relocation bonus straight out of college(I had a masters degree). I left slightly after an year for a much bigger bump.

    Adobe intentionally does not pay at par with FAANG and it reflects in their quality of shitty products.
    Jul 29, 20182
    • Adobe / Eng83hx702jns
      Adobe definitely pays a little less, but IMO it's a reflection of their strong work/life balance commitment. Two week long shutdowns per year, 1 month sabbatical every 5 years, tons of personal time off, no crazy hours. I was willing to sacrifice a little TC for all that time with my family. Adobe products are best in the creative field, not sure what flew up your ass.
      Jul 30, 2018
    • Lazard fin/tech
      i feel like "underpaid" is a new buzzword for people who don't know how markets work
      Jul 30, 2018
  • F5 Networks / EngpqbQ75
    If you have already joined and have no room for negotiation, why do you bother discussing about it?

    I see two possible outcomes.

    1. You'll feel sad that you're underpaid compared to other Blinders and that'll affect your work.

    2. Like many others, you're here just to boast and get a feel good factor.
    Jul 29, 20184
    • New / Engleomessy
      Or maybe it may motivate him/her to Leetcode harder !!
      Jul 29, 2018
    • F5 Networks / EngpqbQ75
      That's such a bad advice. Leetcode your way to get a better job isnt how one should focus on their career trajectory.

      Learn. Grow. Make an impact.

      Leetcode your way to another job when you're bored at your job or being UNDERPAID crazily or if you've saturated your learning curve at your current job.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • New / Engleomessy
      You are probably right. But there are clearly more than 2 outcomes.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • F5 Networks / EngpqbQ75
      Well. The first outcome of feeling sad and not appreciating your current work might lead you to leetcoding and trying to get another job.

      And you get another job. You need validation from Blind that you're doing well. There will be someone who is earning more than you.

      You again feel bad. You go back to leetcoding.

      You see the vicious cycle when people need validation if they are doing good?
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Adobe MoneyPenny
    Adobe underpays its employees for the hours worked.
    Jul 29, 20181
    • Adobe / Eng
      abcdxyz123

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      Adobe overpays for the actual hours worked.
      Adobe underpays for standard work hours.
      Jul 31, 2018
  • 45k per year or over 4 years?
    Jul 29, 20183
    • Microsoft / EngEbfbb
      Should be over 4 years.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • New / Engleomessy
      If it's per year then it's pretty good.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • If it's per year then yeah it's a good offer. Almost on par with G/FB etc
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Adobe JKR
    What type of role?
    Jul 31, 20181
    • Adobe / Eng
      Tutu6

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      Jul 31, 2018
  • Adobe MoneyPenny
    Even though my TC is less than I’d make at other companies, another poster talked about the benefits of our two yearly shutdowns. In addition, you have a sabbatical at your 5-year mark (4 weeks) and then in 5-year increments.

    I’ve worked for many Fortune 500 companies and I have to say that Adobe has had the most professional and genuinely nice colleagues of all the places I’ve worked. I’m not looking to just make friends, but when you work at a place where there aren’t too many big egos, it makes the long hours and sacrifices away from family OK.
    Jul 31, 20180
  • Adobe / Eng
    abcdxyz123

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    If you are fresh grad then it’s a good offer. Gain exp for 1-2 years and you will get much bigger jump( inside or outside)
    Jul 31, 20180

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