Informatica
3.8 of 5 262 reviews
www.informatica.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Informatica Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(209 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Senior Inside-Sales Representative (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Informatica full-time for less than a year

ProsVery relaxed and appreciated for your work. Its a great place to work for if you have the proper co-operating team

ConsBe careful on the what the company promises you for. If you are not sure open up and speak. You will be surprised at times

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat and smart CEO.He is taking the company places... a very successful company in short span

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for less than a year

ProsGood team culture
Emphasis on training
Good team and a productive environment
Nice work space and loaded laptops.
Pool and ping pong tables.

ConsSince is located all the way in Redwood City at the Pacific Shores center, the commute is kind of taxing. Since people who are new to the Bay Area prefer to stay further down south in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, commuting to work is really bad.
Compensation is mediocre and not top notch

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Account Executive (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

ProsCulture, compensation, benefits were all very good. They treat their sales people like gold and want them to make money. Tons of resources to help you succeed and will do what it takes to get a deal done.

ConsVery tech driven with lack of go to market strategy. Too many processes for sales management that half the time mgmt didn't utilize in Salesforce. Some managers didn't have a clue how to manage a team and more spreadsheet focused.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a team and not just another row in your spreadsheet. Connect with individuals at a personal level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard working people but chaotic at times

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are quite a few smart and talented people. The work/home life balance depends on the group you work with however most people are ok if you work from home. I enjoyed the wonderful people I worked with and their dedication to the people and their job.

ConsUpper management tends to not look at the data nor the issues that were presented. Additionally, abusive behavior was tolerated by managers without looking into the situation and protecting people.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people when there is a pattern of bad behavior. Learn to promote within but not by tenure. Start to hire your brightest and hardest working stars that do great things for the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its a okay type company

QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Warrenville, IL (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood technology, skilled and innovative engineers, good work life balance, flexible environment, friendly and techincally sound manager. You learn a lot, there cannot be single day when you dont learn new stuff....

ConsPay and benefits are not upto the mark, they need to do a survey about the cost of living in the area. The yearly apartment rent increases more than the annual raise they provide.. You can manage for couple of years considering other good stuffs, but in the long run if you need to run your family you have to think of other alternatives.

There are one or two unprofessional guys with whom you have to deal with, mostly responsible for managing labs and support...If you are soft spoken and not a noisy employee, you are being taken for a ride, have to face obnoixious behavior and the management does not stand behind you, acts neutral.

The immediate manager is good, friendly, does zero micro management and also technically very sound, but when it comes to work distribution, couple of selected guys are favored little more than the rest even though you had proved in the past you are good enough. Its not a major issue, but sometimes make you feel bad...

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp employees to achieve their career goals..Give equal chance to everyone..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company with few cons

Professional Services Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis would be the best company i ever worked with .I am with the services wing also called professional services .
*most of my colleagues are knowledgeable and friendly.
*compensation package is above average.Informatica brand name is very reputed with the customers .
*I am treated with respect.
*Every engagement is different and brings a new challenge, also interesting to see the product usage by customers.
*midsize and nimble organization , things move fast with very less bureaucracy

Cons*Being a work from home professional sometimes you feel cutoff from rest of the organization.the senior leadership makes matters worst .few good people in the middle management have recently left .
*most of the senior folks have been around for a long time , IMHO they take their position in company for granted, show no interest in customer issues on occasions they are engaged.
*Once you get pigeonholed in a technology there are very few avenues to break free and move to other areas of your interest.as someone stated already before its more chronic in one particular service vertical.

Advice to Senior ManagementI am too insignificant to advice , but want to remind a old dictum a company is built by employees not products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica HR Director, Business Partner responded to this review

Jan 17, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. You highlight many positive aspects of working at Informatica including your colleagues, professional respect, compensation, the brand, work variety and agility ... More

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Slow paced but good people.

Principal Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexibility, freedom to implement the best solution, and doing the work with any interruptions.

ConsJust too slow-paced and there is no accountability.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to make everybody work harder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Informatica Sr. HR Business Partner responded to this review

Dec 20, 2013

Thank You for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you would recommend Informatica to a friend and that you like the flexibility and frreedom to implement best solutions. Please reach out to your HR ... More

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Organization=Great , IPS=Awesome , DI Leadership=Poor

Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice pay package and health benefits.
Innovative R&D.
market leader in its domain.

ConsInformatica professional services as an organization is just great , the only complain i have is with senior leadership in my vertical (DI).they don't take any interest in career development of the resources , they scoff on any idea of your going to other well managed groups (MDM/DQ/SEAL) . we badly need 360 degree feedback.
If you get an offer make sure you are not coming to IPS Data Integration practice all other groups are simply awesome.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start 360 degree feedback , its a great organization ...don't let few bad apples spoil the party for everyone. I always dissuade my friends to join IPS DI practice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Sr. HR Business Partner responded to this review

Dec 12, 2013

Thank You for your feedback. Glad to hear you are pleased with our comp packages and health benefits. Also good to hear our R&D is innovative and you are optimistic about the future of Informatica ... More

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Technical Support Engineer

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for less than a year

ProsGood compensation, policies and facilities.

ConsFull of politics in my team.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage your employee if they have creative idea.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Director - Human Resources responded to this review

Nov 29, 2013

Hi,
Thanks for the feedback. We are very interested to hear more from you around the issues that you raised. Please feel free to reach out to me or anyone from the management team to take this
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Good company but senior management needs to be changes

Professional Services Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good company and smart people to work with.
Very good compensation.
Benefits are very good
Opportunity to learn new technologies

ConsHigher management is not motivated specially in services. The management has been there for more than ~13 years and made lot of money during the IPO and they do not seem motivated.

They never respond to emails. All they talk is about BBQ competitions.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more motivated people in higher management specially in services industry and consultants in services need more insight on whats happening within the products. Partners have more information on the new releases and products than IPS consultants.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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