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Adobe Named One of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is ranked the 11th best company to work for in America, according to FORTUNE magazine’s 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” survey.

This marks the tenth year Adobe has been included on the list. For 2009, Adobe is among the top companies included from the high-tech sector, and in FORTUNE’s subcategory of midsized companies (those with 2,500 to 10,000 U.S. employees), Adobe’s ranking climbed to No. 2 from No. 12 last year. Additionally, Adobe is ranked No. 10 among “top-paying” companies. The full list and related stories are currently available at and will be featured in FORTUNE’s Feb. 2, 2009, print issue, available on newsstands Jan. 26, 2009.

“Adobe is honored to be included once again on this distinguished list,” said Donna Morris, senior vice president, Human Resources at Adobe. “In the face of continuing global economic uncertainty, our commitment to keeping Adobe a great place is unwavering, and our ranking speaks to our employees’ enthusiasm about growing their careers here.”

Adobe has approximately 7,000 employees in locations worldwide, including North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. 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 Sacramento, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., Santa Rosa, Calif., Seattle, Wash., Boston, Mass., and Arden Hills, Minn., in addition to a nationwide network of sales offices.

In total, 353 U.S. companies vied for a place on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work® Institute, a global research and consulting firm with affiliates worldwide. FORTUNE polled a minimum of 400 randomly selected employees at each company. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which included questions about demographics, pay and benefit programs, and open-ended questions on philosophy, communication and more.


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