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Informatica Reviews

Updated 3 June 2014
Updated 3 June 2014
341 Reviews
3.9
341 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
274 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night (in 42 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Have to go through politics when getting your idea approved (even if you are in an R & D) (in 9 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 for 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.  

    Too much mediocrity/politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite good but can be way better

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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

  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Good company

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard working people but chaotic at times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Informatica full-time for 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
  9.  

    Its a okay type company

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    Great company with few cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 17, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow paced but good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Consultant  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Consultant in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Just too slow-paced and there is no accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make everybody work harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 20, 2013Sr. HR Business Partner

    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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