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Updated 14 January 2015
Updated 14 January 2015
455 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life Balance: One of the best IT companies in Bangalore I have seen (in 67 reviews)

  • Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Work is not a seasonal thing at GCS unlike R&D where everything happens "before" the release time (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Inside-Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Inside-Sales Representative in London, England

    I worked at Informatica full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Be 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 ManagementAdvice

    Great and smart CEO.He is taking the company places... a very successful company in short span

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent learning platform but stingy when it comes to payouts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Very competitive internal teams - lots to learn from your peers. Pretty amiable environment internally - teams ready to help. Significant learning opportunities. Unlike many other software firms, Bangalore continues to be the hub from where major product R&D ownership and delivery comes from. Excellent PreSales leadership in India.

    Cons

    Very lean organization. Most departments struggle with bandwidth round the year. Investment in a region comes only if results are delivered ahead to indicate potential - something that is a big blow for regions like India. Being a US-centric company from Sales perspective - countries like India where the annual revenue opportunity is way smaller than what US or other regions deliver, resourcing or employee wages would always be on the lower side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in regions outside of US esp India. Treat Sales support teams also fairly like your core Sales organization - PreSales is pretty much being given step-child treatment. Bring in more people to bridge the uneven reporting structures - too many junior level positions in APJ region directly reporting into APJ head causing a lot of the suggestions/requests going unheard. PreSales compensation in India is way below what competition offers in this region - will not help attrition at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for the higher post officials.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Trainee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Trainee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Informatica as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got many things to learn.
    colleagues are supportive in nature.
    Implement any technology according to the needs.
     office culture- good.

    Cons

    Too much politics.
    No micro management.
    "Its a best place to learn for" for the freshers and "great place to work for " for the higher officials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work here only for Work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Informatica full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Almost Politics free environment
    Decent technical growth.
    Slow but steady salary hikes. Everybody gets some hike here

    Cons

    1. The salary is not competitive enough.
    2. Quite a slow moving company...perhaps another oracle in the making
    2. Work is not outstanding. It will be hard to justify your years of experience with your actual experience.
    3. The domain that company works in not hot anymore. You'll get many takers in the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 11, 2014Sr HRBP

    Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts.Please feel free to connect with me or anyone from the management to talk more about the concerns you raised above.

    Thanks,
    Anoop Ramachandran

  6.  

    Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    It's not crazily paced. Fair compensations. People are friendly with each other. Good environment to work.

    Cons

    Cafe food is not good. Not much exciting talks from outside field experts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more sharp engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is a flexible work environment and benefits are fair/good. I've learned a lot but every accomplishment has been by sheer determination and perserverance.

    Cons

    People do not work together, cross organizations or cross department. There is a mindset to only focus on your quarterly goals not the goals of the organization or company. There are multiple teams working on the same deliverables and no communication or alignment. It may be a different experience if you work at headquarters - but in this day and age a company should be better skilled at engaging, supporting and including remote employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring together teams to focus on corporate objectives. Help to establish clear roles, responsibilites and hand-offs. Communicate regularly on top initiatives - what they are and how an organization supports or is responsible for these.
    Invest in better systems and tools to help employees do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The experience in terms of work culture , technology vary quite a lot from department to department . I was lucky to be in a team that grew out around me from the time i joined. It was a flat, highly motivated team that was working on a newly acquired product, management and technology wise this team had very little overlap with rest of Informatica products. The team was flat structured, with good amount freedom to select our technology. The top management was driving us very hard but there was good raises and bonuses the whole time so it evened out. Overall it was good experience , but this is what a good team inside could be , experience in other teams could be quite different.

    Cons

    The top brass has metastatised in terms of new thoughts and ideas . They are mostly people that have come here after long stints in other big enterprises (Oracle/SAP) and/or Indian Services companies. There idea of tech is man management and view of the world is that of DB world of the 90's . They would boldly go forth branding their offerings with whatever is the flavour of the season "BIG DATA" , "CLOUD" and what-have-you but one good look reveals that these "concepts" are some scattered fogs in their horizon.
             The technological and design choices of most mainstream Informatica products reflect their personalities and dynamics of their relationships .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every company gets to have an early-mover advantage in a sector that is born twice. There is an incredible opportunity to clean the Aegean stables and sail while the tide still stays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 09, 2014Director - Human Resources

    Hello There,
    Thank you very much for your response. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We would certainly like to know more about your feedback and would be happy to meet
    ... More

  9.  

    okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Informatica full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    people are nice and company wants to do the write thing...

    Cons

    sales culture is broken. new leadership so that should help. very tactical, no strategic planning...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's been OK to GOOD till date.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    No fixed office timings. So very flexible work timings.

    Cons

    Since its a Product Company, there is too much work pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the work put in by the employees.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company... needs focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great earning potential if you are able to achieve above quota performance Good people

    Cons

    Lack of resources
    Lack of focus
    bad comp plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus the company, improve comp plans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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