Company Spotlight: Adobe
Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Founded in 1982, today Adobe is a $9 million company with over 21,000 employees. For the last 20 years, Adobe has been dominating the market with creative tools and software for businesses and artists in the digital world. Adobe’s company culture and work environment have helped them become one of the top holdings in our HIP Great Places to Work portfolio.
What is Adobe doing right?
We believe Adobe’s employee benefits show that they care about their workers' mental and physical health. Adobe understands that a happy employee equals a more productive employee. Adobe encourages continued learning with reimbursement for education and supports time-off with sabbaticals, as well as winter and summer breaks. Adobe also offers reimbursements for fitness memberships, an employee stock purchasing program, financial coaching, and a 401K plan.
How does Adobe give back?
According to Adobe, they will match up to $10,000 of their employee's donation to any school or nonprofit charity. With this matching program, Adobe invests in their employee's efforts by donating to the causes they care about most.
Let's say, as an Adobe employee, you are passionate about ocean health and saving the animals impacted by oil spills, sewage run-offs, and high levels of ocean plastic. If you donate $10,000 to a charity focused on beach clean-ups, Adobe would match that $10,000 and give it to that charity as well. In total, your charity of choice would receive twice the amount of donations!
How does Adobe empower female employees and support healthy families?
In the 70s and 80s, adults often married young and started having children before they turned 30. Today, millennials — and especially women — feel they are being forced to decide between raising a family and their career. Luckily, Adobe provides wrap-around support for employees considering starting families, which makes it easier for women to remain in the workforce while raising children.
Adobe offers family planning services from fertility, adoption, and surrogacy reimbursements. They provide maternity leave, paternity leave, family care leave, and even child care reimbursement. In the European Union, maternity leave is a minimum of 14 weeks, while many countries offer more. In the United States, the minimum for maternity leave is only two weeks. Adobe leads the way by offering their employees between 16 and 26 weeks of parental leave.