Vacation and paid holidays

Adobe provides generous time off, and we encourage you to use it—whether it’s for vacation or personal reasons. You also receive paid holidays and company breaks.

The latest COVID-19 time off information is on the COVID-19 page.

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Paid time off

How much time off you have available depends on your employment status:

  • Exempt
  • Non-Exempt
  • Interns

Exempt employees

There’s no specified amount of vacation days or paid time off for full-time exempt Adobe employees, so we encourage you to work directly with your manager to arrange the time off you need when you need. At Adobe, we believe that taking time off is essential to the health and productivity of every employee.

All regular exempt employees, regardless of how many hours they work, accrue sick time and can use it for a variety of purposes related to their own care and the care of family as described in the Exempt Time Off policy.

Submit your Time Off via Workday > Time off & Leave > Request Time Off.

Non-exempt employees

All non-exempt employees accrue two days of Personal Time Off (PTO) each month for their first five years of service (PTO is prorated for part-time employees). After five years, you’ll begin to accrue more. You can use this PTO for vacation, sick time, personal business, or floating holidays. You are also required to use your PTO during the July and December company break periods.

Submit your Time Off via Workday > Time off & Leave > Request Time Off.


As an intern, you accrue sick time. If a holiday falls on your normally scheduled workday, you’ll get paid for working that day. Time off and company breaks that are not holidays are unpaid.

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Company break periods

Adobe takes two company-wide breaks each year, for a summer and winter holiday. The dates of these periods change each year. For 2021, they are July 5–9 and December 24–January 3. Exempt employees who work 24 hours or more per week will be paid their base salary during these times; nonexempt employees must use PTO. If you're unable to take time off during these breaks for business reasons, work with your manager to arrange an alternative break period.

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2021 holidays

Employees working at least 24 hours per week will be paid for Company-designated holidays. Interns get paid for holidays if the holiday falls on their normally scheduled workday.

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
January 18 Martin Luther King Day
February 15 President's Day
May 31 Memorial Day
July 5 Fourth of July Holiday
July 6 Summer Holiday
July 7 Company Paid Time or PTO (Summer Break)
July 8 Company Paid Time or PTO (Summer Break)
July 9 Company Paid Time (Regular Company-wide Day Off)
September 6 Labor Day
November 25 Thanksgiving Day
November 26 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 Christmas Eve Holiday
December 27 Christmas Day Holiday
December 28 Company Paid Time or PTO (Winter Break)
December 29 Company Paid Time or PTO (Winter Break)
December 30 Company Paid Time or PTO (Winter Break)
December 31 New Year's Eve Holiday
January 3, 2022 New Year's Day Holiday

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