Annual leave & public holidays
Adobe provides time off so you can relax and recharge. Please make arrangements with your manager before taking time off.
How much you earn
Adobe encourages you to use your full annual leave each year to rest and rejuvenate.
The amount of annual leave you earn is based on how long you’ve been with Adobe:
|# of times entering into 1st December||Days of paid annual leave|
|1st time entering December 1 (except hired on December 1; please refer to example #2)||12|
|2nd time entering December 1||14|
|3rd time entering December 1||16|
|4th time entering December 1||18|
|5th or more time entering December 1||20|
If you are a new hire, your number of annual leave days will be based on the month you joined Adobe:
- December–May: 10 days
- June–August: 6 days
- September–November: 4 days
An employee who joins Adobe on September 1, 2020 would be entitled to 4 days until November 30, 2020. On December 1, 2020, the employee would be entitled to 12 days.
Example # 2
An employee who joins Adobe on December 1, 2020 would be entitled to 10 days until November 30, 2021. On December 1, 2021, the employee would be entitled to 12 days.
Schedule your annual leave in advance with your manager, and then submit your request through the leave tracking tool.
- All PTO days will be granted up front on December 1 each year, or on your hire date if you are hired midyear.
- Unused days at the end of the current fiscal year may be carried forward only to the next fiscal year.
- The maximum days that you can carry forward to the next fiscal year is equal to your entitlement of the current fiscal year.
- Unused PTO upon termination will not be paid out.
Company break periods
Adobe takes two company breaks each year, during Golden Week and New Year’s. The dates are fixed each year:
- Year End and New Year’s (from December 28 through January 4)
- Golden Week (from April 29 through May 6)
All Adobe employees are eligible for national holidays stipulated in the "National Holidays Act.”
2020 Holiday Schedule
|Wednesday, January 01, 2020||New Year’s Day|
|Thursday, January 02, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Friday, January 03, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Monday, January 13, 2020||Coming of Age Day|
|Tuesday, February 11, 2020||National Foundation Day|
|Monday, February 24, 2020||Emperor’s Birthday (in lieu of Sunday, February 23)|
|Friday, March 20, 2020||Vernal Equinox Day|
|Wednesday, April 29, 2020||Showa Day|
|Thursday, April 30, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Friday, May 01, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Monday, May 04, 2020||Green Day|
|Tuesday, May 05, 2020||Children’s Day|
|Wednesday, May 06, 2020||Constitution Day (in lieu of Sunday, May 3)|
|Thursday, July 23, 2020||Marine Day|
|Friday, July 24, 2020||Spots Day|
|Monday, August 10, 2020||Mountain Day|
|Monday, September 21, 2020||Respect for the Aged Day|
|Tuesday, September 22, 2020||Autumnal Equinox Day|
|Tuesday, November 03, 2020||National Culture Day|
|Monday, November 23, 2020||Labor Thanksgiving Day|
|Monday, December 28, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Tuesday, December 29, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Wednesday, December 30, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Thursday, December 31, 2020||Adobe Paid Holiday|
|Friday, January 01, 2021||New Year’s Day 2021|
|Monday, January 04, 2021||Adobe Paid Holiday|