Lehi—Directly across the Interstate 15 from Thanksgiving Point stands a brand new 280,000 square foot structure. State-of-the-art facilities provide over 1,000 new jobs for Utah Adobe employees.
Known primarily for its software products like Photoshop and Premiere, Adobe is now working to increase its online presence with web analytics, utilizing online data to inform the company’s digital marketing strategies.
Local employee Jason Bodily, who started work at the new Adobe campus in Lehi today, said that the company goes to great lengths to provide a working environment that fosters creativity. “It’s exciting to feel like a company is investing in us…we’re receiving things that are top of the line, they care about us, and they want to see us grow as we give back and hopefully bring innovations that are new and exciting,” Bodily said.
Adobe spares no expense to offer the best amenities to its staff—volleyball courts, a fitness center, a game room, and an enormous atrium café. Executives say they hope that these features will increase employee morale by making Adobe a fun place to work.
In an effort to remain competitive, the company is paying its employees 75% more than the Utah average. Lehi City Council member Mark Johnson speaks for his colleagues in saying that Adobe’s presence will boost local business. “I think it’s a good opportunity for Adobe—certainly a good opportunity for Lehi and the rest of the county. It enhances our quality of life and, as a city council member, that’s important to me,” says Johnson.
Adobe’s new campus brings with it several other large-scale projects to Utah County, including the opening of The Outlets at Traverse Mountain later this month. The present structure is only phase one of the project; Lehi city officials say that phase two will debut next summer with the third and final phase to be completed in 2014. Although today was its first official work day, the public grand opening is scheduled for next month.