Number of Adobe Employees Worldwide: FY 1990 – 2019

The below graph represents the year-wise distribution of the total number of Adobe employees, worldwide. As of November 30, 2019, Adobe has 22,634 employees across the globe. Out of those, approximately 48% of employees are located outside the United States.

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The above graph represents the year-wise distribution of the total number of Adobe employees, worldwide, starting from fiscal 1990 to the recently completed year. As of November 30, 2019, Adobe has 22,634 employees across the globe. The company employed 1,277 new people between November 2018 and 2019. The company says, approximately 48% of its employees are located outside the United States.

RegionWorldwide
SourceAdobe Annual Reports, Sec Filings
Graph ID384
NoteAdobe fiscal year starts from December 1st

Adobe employee headcount has increased significantly over the last 29 years – from a mere 1,317 in fiscal 1990 to a whopping 22,634 in fiscal 2019. As observed from the graph, the total number of employees working for Adobe has constantly been increasing since 1996.

The fiscal year 2012 was the very first time when the number of Adobe employees worldwide exceeded 11,000 people. That’s an increase of 1,219 employees compared to fiscal 2011. In fiscal 2016, exactly after 36 years of founding, Adobe had grown to 15,000 employees working around the globe.

About Adobe Inc.

Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) (formerly known as Adobe Systems Incorporated ) is an American multinational computer software company. Adobe was founded in December 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnock.

Prior to co-founding Adobe, Charles Geschke and John Warnock were working at Xerox‘s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). At PARC, Geschke and Warnock, together invented a page description language (PDL), which provided a means to describe complex forms like typefaces electronically – called Interpress. They tried almost for two years to convince Xerox management to turn Interpress into a commercial product but failed. Later, they both left Xerox and co-found Adobe Systems.

Adobe was originally incorporated in California in October 1983 and later in May 1997, it was reincorporated in Delaware.

Adobe is best known for Adobe FlashAdobe PhotoshopAcrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF), and Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud.

On August 20, 1986, Adobe went for Initial public offering, at a split-adjusted share price of US$.17. It was the first time in 1999 when Adobe’s annual revenue crossed $1 billion mark.

On October 3, 2018, Adobe officially changed its name from Adobe Systems Incorporated to Adobe Inc. The company’s business is organized into three reportable segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing.

Adobe currently stands at No. 339 on 2019 Fortune 500 list of companies, up from No. 443 in 2017

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