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Informatica Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
297 Reviews

3.8
297 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
238 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hard work and varied with great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Informatica has some great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Because of the aspirations of Informatica major demands are made on work life balance, this is more common outside of the US region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not always about forging on, sometimes halt, take stock and then move.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Sales in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Ambitious: Want to be a $3 Billion Dollar Company
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Directors approachable, Door open policy.
    Work/Life balance right. Rarely work long hours.
    Sports and Social Club
    C Level, very communicative.
    Plenty of training
    Excellent product.

    Cons

    Company has been successful and has led to them carrying some 'dead weight'. Often wonder 'what that person actually does in their job?'
    Some Departments/People haven not changed in the past 5/10 years, no drive for them to change despite the company moving forward.
    Departments need to be more streamlined, too many .
    Only career opportunities when the company is doing well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review all staff, see what they actually do and don't wait until Informatica have a wobble again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work as you are supported by management and given freedom to work at your best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Respected brand.
    Management and staff are easy to work with.
    Mistakes are quickly remedied.
    Does not seem to be much of a blame game when things go wrong but rather a learning culture.

    Cons

    Marketing budgets can be constrained.
    Sometimes frustratingly slow engineering cycles and feature updates.
    UK head office is remote.
    Needs to reinvigorate the energy of the team as it can feel stale in comparison to other technology companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Perfect place for career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    You have lot of options for a career growth and good thing is that, the Managers are very approachable and they support you a lot!!

    Cons

    Nothing on a major scale..!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good here. Relaxed and understanding management. The company has senior management with a great vision.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are relatively less in some locations. You have to be careful about asking what you need.

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

    Work Culture

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Informatica, a happy workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    I find the job itself challenging as it offers the opportunity to work with many different operating systems and databases. The team I work in is top notch and for that reason again it is pleasant to work here as you know you are part of a team that achieves well. The benefits package seems pretty good and I feel that I am well paid for the job I do. I also find the role of support rather than administration a challenge and much more exciting than the unix/dba background I came from. We also get more recognition than most support teams I think, I do not know of other organisations that have a global support kick off each year, we've been to Paris, Beijing and Toronto and each time we go it is a total blast.

    Cons

    If I had to make a criticism it would be that I honestly do not know where I would go next. I am committed to remaining in support however I am not aware of another organisation where I would work with a similar breadth of technologies. Also, here we manage our cases from 'cradle to grave' as opposed to the traditional 1st, 2nd and 3rd line approach. If I were then to move to somewhere like that I would be stuck with either losing some of the technical depth I enjoy or alternately losing some of the customer contact, neither of which I would be happy with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management in general are very good. I joined the company shortly before Sohaib took over the helm at Informatica and so have seen the changes he has wrought in the organisation. The change in direction from a batch based ETL vendor to the more real time focused Data Integration organisation we are now was a great move and one that has served us well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It has been great going with Informatica. I started my career here and made the most of it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Manager
    Current Employee - Senior QA Manager

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-operation, Open door policy, collaboration, compensation, avenues for growth, leadership, company values

    Cons

    Work-life balance is one of the major cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employees are valued highly and are duly rewarded in long run. Very good interaction between top tier and bottom tier.

    Cons

    Pay grade depends highly upon your college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    informatica Professional Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dynamic and growing company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult maintain. Lots of "requests" from outside immediate organization that puts stress on everyone. Sales demands trump everything else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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