Adobe Romania reaches 600 employees, wants 100 more

Aurel Dragan 16/05/2019 | 15:39

Adobe Romania, with 13 years of presence on the local market, exceeded the 600-employee milestone this month and has 100 more open positions for new team members. The current available roles are mostly related to software engineering.

“The Romanian team has grown constantly over the last few years and our objective is to permanently reach out to the best people available for hire, the top 5 percent. The products we work on have global impact, which brings technical challenges that the best people on the market are looking for in their projects, but also the responsability to millions of clients who use them,” says Cris Radu, Sr. Director of Engineering and Site Leader of Adobe Romania.

Adobe Romania is the largest Adobe Research & Development center from EMEA, with local teams specialized in Cloud Computing, Big Data and graphic design solutions. The products developed by Bucharest teams are leaders in their market niches and are part of Digital Experience and Digital Media divisions of Adobe.

“The expertise and knowledge we bring with the local team allowed the Bucharest campus to develop towards Cloud Computing and Big Data and also to bring and keep in Romania the development and research of recognized Adobe products, such as Adobe Analytics, Adobe Advertising Cloud, Adobe XD, Adobe Experience Platform. Our engineers have the opportunity to inovate and work with new and interesting technologies and interact with international top clients. The 100 open positions are for juniors, as well as seniors, which ensures an ideal mix of skills for software product teams,” adds Cris Radu.

90 percent employee retention rate

The employee retention rate in Adobe Romania is close to 90 percent, a high score compared to the Romanian IT market average, as well as to other Adobe sites. Employee loyalty is ensured by creating a challenging work environment, oriented towards collaborative work and performance, as well as by encouraging work-life balance, diversity and social responsability.

According to a survey among Adobe Romania employees, the most appreciated benefits are the stock packages offered upon hiring, those for annual performance and also the saving programs for purchasing shares at preferential prices, return of costs of activities and equipment for an active lifestyle (sports, fitness, etc), campus trainings and access to specialized, local or international conferences. Employees also appreciated the opportunity to work with highly trained and motivated colleagues on interesting and challenging projects.

Currently, Adobe Romania’s team has 30 percent female members and the average age of employees is 33, while the average tenure in the organizations is 4 years.

“Adobe Romania supports the increase of the number of women in tech and puts constant effort towards this goal. We estimate that in Romania the percentage of women in tech positions is under 15 percent, which leads to an imbalance and creates a pool of untapped talent that IT firms need to increase productivity and innovation, especially in software product teams. Beyond its organisation culture oriented to diversity, Adobe collaborates with the Polytechnic University in Bucharest with actions taken to attract girls towards technical universities, as well as with women organisations, with whom we develop events for women in IT community,” explains Cris Radu.

With the development of the team, Adobe Romania extended the office space in Anchor Plaza with one more floor, reaching 7,700 square metres of offices on 5 of the 12 building floors.  The offices are modernly designed, applying present physical and social ergonomics standards that can also be found in Adobe offices from Sillicol Valley. By extending the office space and the new design, Adobe Romania created 140 new working stations for future employees.

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