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42. Adobe Systems
Adobe Systems
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 42 (Previous rank: 11)
What makes it so great?
Software developer provides up to six weeks of paid sabbatical based on tenure, holds all-hands meetings every quarter, and designates one week in May as a Community Action Week: Employees across the world volunteer for public service projects. Company also offers same-sex domestic partner benefits.
Headquarters: 345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
2008 revenue ($ millions): 3,580
Website: www.adobe.com

Is Adobe Systems a great employer, or what?
Adobe Systems stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 4,065
Employees outside U.S. 3,395
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -169
% job growth (1 year) -4%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 74,214
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 200
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Senior Computer Scientist, Software Development
$153,345
Most common job (hourly):
Executive Assistant 5
$78,713
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 32%
% women 36%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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