Adobe: How to find a company that matches your values
How to find a company that matches your values
Today, Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine recognized Adobe as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. We’re so proud to say that we’re celebrating 22 years on the prestigious list and made it to no. 32 this year.
We are very proud to be recognized year after year and we owe it to our employees. As a company approaching its 40and anniversary this year, we recognize that our corporate culture is fluid. However, what hasn’t changed are our core company values – Authentic, Exceptional, Innovative and Involved – which remain fundamental to our success and guide how we hire candidates. After 22 years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list and listening to what our employees have told us, here’s how we recommend you find a company that matches your values and career aspirations.
Map your own core values
Start by understanding what kind of values are important to you! Create a table of values about what is most important to you. It can range from how you enjoy work and life, how your passions align with your career aspirations, or even how you like to work (in the office? Hybrid/flexible? Remote?). Figure out what’s really important to you and what you’re more flexible about.
And you don’t know what your values are? Ask people around you to help you. Family, friends, mentors, and teammates can help you identify what they think is important to you. It helps to get another perspective – the answers might surprise you!
Do your research
Like many interview tips, getting to know a company’s business is a best practice. But aside from just understanding what the companies are selling, be sure to ask yourself if you agree with their business ethics. At Adobe, we believe in ethics, transparency, authenticity and integrity. We demonstrate this by sharing data, like our pay equity metrics, or leading the charge on programs like the Content Authenticity Initiative, and creating an AI Ethics Board.
But aside from that, research what companies are saying (or not saying) on social media, explore their hashtags, and find out what employees are sharing with their network! Often, employee voices are a great way to gauge a company’s culture and values and give you authentic insight into what people are saying.
Put it into action
Now that you’ve defined your personal values and done your research on companies that align with them, don’t be afraid to talk about them! Create a section on your resume about your core values and discuss them during your interviews with specific questions. Don’t compromise who you are! At Adobe, we want you to be yourself. We truly believe that when people share their life experiences in an honest and vulnerable way, everyone gains a greater appreciation and understanding of those who are different from them, and when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative. , innovative and successful.
To determine the 2022 list, Great Place to Work surveyed more than half a million employees on issues including the company’s trustworthiness, caring and fairness in times of crisis; the physical, emotional and financial health of employees; and the broader community impact of the business. Careful consideration was given to how employee experiences varied by job title, gender, race/ethnicity, pay status and other characteristics to ensure the company creates a great place to work for everyone.