Time off

Adobe provides paid time off (PTO) so you can relax and recharge or attend to personal needs. Please make arrangements with your manager before taking time off. Note that the holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Annual leave

How much you earn

Annual leave accrual begins immediately upon starting work and is accrued by a set amount each month. Note that the holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The amount of time a full-time employee accrues varies by years of service as follows:

  • From start of employment to 3rd calendar year: 25 days
  • From 3rd full calendar year to 5th year: 28 days
  • After 5 years in the company: 30 days

Annual leave entitlement for part-time employees is based on how many days per week you work compared to a full-time employee and years of service. If you are working part-time, your paid time off is prorated to the number of days you work per week, not to the number of hours. To calculate your annual leave, multiply the number of days you work by the relevant yearly accrual based on your years of service and divide it by 5 (the number of days in a full time week).

Example 1: you work 3 days/week and you are in your 1st calendar year with Adobe. Calculation: 3x25/5 = 15 days.

Example 2: you work 4 days/week and you are in your 3rd calendar year with Adobe. Calculation: 4x28/5 = 22 days.

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Taking time off

Adobe encourages you to use your full annual leave each year to rest and rejuvenate. In some circumstances, you may carry over up to five unused days to be used by 31 March of the following year, with manager approval. Days not used by 31 March of the following year will be forfeited.

If you leave Adobe, any PTO you have available based on your termination date will be paid to you.

Discuss and agree on your time off with your manager. Once you have manager approval, enter your PTO in Workday by the first day you are absent from work. Follow these step-by-step instructions . (You must be on the network to view this page.)

Your manager will receive a notification when you submit PTO in Workday, but will not be requested to approve. Please notify your manager of your PTO prior to submission.

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Paid holidays 2024

UK employees are also eligible for additional paid holidays.

UK (England & Wales)

DateHoliday
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
29 MarchGood Friday
1 AprilEaster Monday
6 MayEarly May Bank Holiday
27 MaySpring Bank Holiday
26 AugustSummer Bank Holiday
24 DecemberChristmas Eve (Company funded)
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day
27 DecemberWinter Break (Company funded)
30 DecemberWinter Break (Company funded)
31 DecemberNew Year's Eve
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day 2025*

**Falls under the 2025 calendar year holidays.

UK (Scotland)

DateHoliday
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
2 JanuaryDay After New Year's Day
29 MarchGood Friday
6 MayEarly May Bank Holiday
27 MaySpring Bank Holiday
5 AugustSummer Bank Holiday
2 DecemberSt. Andrews Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day
27 DecemberWinter Break (Company funded)
30 DecemberWinter Break (Company funded)
31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day 2025*

*Falls under the 2025 calendar year holidays.

Winter break

Adobe takes one companywide break each winter, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Adobe reserves the right to request that you take up to three days of your annual leave for the Winter Break.

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Global wellbeing days

We hope you use this time for taking a break, giving back, thinking creatively, or whatever else you may need to do to take care of yourself.

2024

Friday 9 February
Friday 29 March
Monday 6 May
Monday 1 July
Friday 20 September
Friday 25 October

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Time off FAQs

How do I request half days off?

Adobe would like to foster an environment of trust and flexibility. If you need to take a few hours off to attend to personal matters, discuss it with your manager and re-arrange your work time accordingly. You do not need to track these hours.

If you want/need to take two half-day holidays, enter one full day in Workday (see instructions). However, discuss this with your manager before taking the time or entering it into Workday.

How do I find out my time off balance for the current year?

You can view your balance for the current year in Workday (see instructions).

How do I read the time off table in Workday?

In Workday, in the Time Off Balance table, hover over the titles and a brief description will appear. See what each column of the table represents.

How do I view carry over PTO?

To carry over PTO, you must first get approval from your manager. You can carry over up to 5 unused PTO days from one year to the next, to be used until March 31. Workday will automatically carry over unused days. These days will be visible in Workday from 1 January. Follow these instructions to view your balance.

Your carried over days will be visible in the Beginning Year Balance column. You can click on the number under the “Carryover Balance” column to check when the carried over days will expire. Any days you carried over will be used from your balance first. As you enter time off, the value under the Carryover Balance column will decrease accordingly.

How do I check my team's PTO balance in Workday?

Follow these instructions to view the PTO balance for an individual employee.