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Informatica Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
393 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 64 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Work is not a seasonal thing at GCS unlike R&D where everything happens "before" the release time (in 11 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 an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work but practically no woman in key positions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot a people really like it there, and have some great, dedicated people too. The CEO makes himself visible around the company, therefore being accessible and approachable. Pay scale is on target, great benefits and matching 401(k).

    Cons

    A majority of the people have been there for a REALLY long time which gives the place (and culture) an old school vibe - which is a direct correlation to why there are practically no women in management or key positions. The old guard don't view women as their equal - at all! They try to keep changing things up but nothing really sticks and they fall back on the "tried and true" way of doing things. HR is a scary joke and are more of a liability to the company than anything else, however, they have a decent recruiting team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the entire HR process and experience. Put more women in management and executive management roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Straightforward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Informatica as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big company, good name on resume

    Cons

    Treat contractors like crap, pretty cut-and-dry culture, not very interesting if you're non-tech or non-engineer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better and treat them better overall! Then you won't have so much turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much mediocrity/politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Informatica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - attempts at homegrown innovation somewhat successful.
    - focus on fun-culture kicking in.
    - india lab is becoming strong product voice

    Cons

    - no opportunity to learn new technologies on-the-job.
    - too much fun - too little 'great work'.
    - Worried company may not remain relevant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite good but can be way better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture

    Cons

    less use of new upcoming technology or open source, less focus on R&D, much of maintenance work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have more perks, should consider giving training to new employees since its difficult to imagine different use-cases, the product tackles, especially in case of enterprise product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solutions are on the right track but GTM is not.

    Cons

    Management very old school.. needs to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Apr 25, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking to the time to provide feedback. Informatica is a growing company, and as such enhancing a number of GTM approaches. New markets certainly highlight new opportunities to improve ... More

  8.  

    Good Culture

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Since 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture, 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Create a team and not just another row in your spreadsheet. Connect with individuals at a personal level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard working people but chaotic at times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its a okay type company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Warrenville, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good 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....

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Help employees to achieve their career goals..Give equal chance to everyone..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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