Adobe Systems Inc. is the world's top seller of software used by graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and other creative professionals to create, publish and distribte their work -- both online and on paper. The San Jose, Calif., company's Acrobat Reader is the most widely used software to read and send electronic documents on the Internet, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker are also market leaders.
Adobe's offerings include software applications and tools used by authors and publishers for creating Web pages, electronic books and traditional published books. Adobe's Professional Services group offers implementation, training, and support.
The company distributes its products through a network of distributors and systems integrators, through independent software vendors and to users directly. It has operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its software runs on a variety of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux and Unix .
Adobe has ranked in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" survey. The company offers an annual incentive plan that pays bonuses based on the achievement of company and individual performance targets. Team bonuses are awarded to product development employees who improve software features and reduce time to market.
More than 800 Adobe employees from sites around the world volunteered during the 2010 annual Community Action Week. Volunteers worked on projects including planting trees, helping in schools, and serving and distributing food.