Jan 10, 2005

Adobe Named to FORTUNE’s List of “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today was named 13th best company to work for in America, according to FORTUNE magazine’s eighth annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” survey. Adobe was the highest ranking software company on the list, and among the top 10 companies included from the high-tech sector. In FORTUNE’s subcategory of small companies (those with 1,000 to 2,500 U.S. employees), Adobe ranked No. 7. Survey rankings are currently available at and will be featured in FORTUNE’s Jan. 24, 2005, print issue.

“We’re honored to again be named on this prestigious list,” said Bruce Chizen, president and CEO of Adobe. “The fact that our employees have repeatedly rated Adobe one of America’s best companies to work for is a strong indication that the company’s core values and beliefs are an important underpinning of our success. Our employees’ teamwork, passion and commitment to excellence continue to make the company great.”

Adobe’s core values include commitment to conducting business on the highest ethical basis, providing a dynamic and team-oriented work environment, fostering innovation and creativity, giving back to the community, providing exceptional value to customers and stockholders, operating with excellence and inspiring and empowering employees to become leaders.

Adobe employees cited the company’s headquarters facilities - which include private offices for nearly every employee, a fitness center, basketball and bocce courts, and a seasonal farmers’ market - as one of the things that makes Adobe an attractive place to work.

With approximately 3,800 employees in locations worldwide, including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Adobe has expanded its employee base by nearly 10 percent since January 2004. More than half of Adobe’s employees are located in the United States. Adobe is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with U.S. research and development sites in San Diego, Calif., Santa Rosa, Calif., Novato, Calif., San Luis Obispo, Calif., Seattle, Wash., Boston, Mass., and Arden Hills, Minn., in addition to a nationwide network of sales offices.

Approximately 1,000 companies vied for a place on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Using a 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco, FORTUNE polled up to 350 randomly selected employees at each of the 356 U.S.-based companies selected for the process. The survey evaluated factors including attitudes toward management, job satisfaction and camaraderie. Employee responses counted as two-thirds of each company’s score. This was coupled with an evaluation of each company’s demographic makeup, pay and benefits programs, as well as criteria such as credibility (communication to employees), respect (opportunities and benefits), fairness (compensation, diversity), and pride/camaraderie (philanthropy, celebrations) to determine the rankings.

2005 marks the sixth year Adobe has been included on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Adobe also earned a coveted position on the 2005 list of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” published by Maclean’s, a Canadian weekly business magazine. Adobe has more than 270 employees in Ottawa, Canada.
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