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Informatica Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
382 Reviews
4.1
382 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 61 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 19 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.  

    Solid technology and highly capable people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    There's great personal freedom to act as needed towards objectives without micromanagement. Plenty of support mechanisms for collaboration, and there are a lot of very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    There's so much information available, sometimes more than one source for the same thing, so it can be confusing to sort out where to look. Limited feedback from management - depends who you work for but in my case there's no feedback beyond a cursory annual review unless you push for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to develop and grow within Informatica is immense. Great work is recognised and anyone who shows aptitude and effort is rewarded well. Informatica is a challenging environment, we are a fast growing company with large ambitions but, for anyone with drive and personal ambition, the challenge is a great motivator and gets you up in the morning. The teamwork and team ethos in Informatica is the best I have ever encountered, no matter how small or big your problem is there is always someone able and willing to help.

    Cons

    If you want a quiet work life with no challenge then Informatica is not the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more of the good news internally (there is plenty to share) don't focus on the negative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A place where you can make a difference

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

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    Informatica has a 'vibe' about it - there's an energy and a passion for success. Unlike other companies i have worked for, the desire for Teams to succeed is greater than the desire of individuals and as a result, people pull together, contribute, share and collaborate.

    The company knows where it has challenges but then does something to address them. Complacency isn't welcome.

    The culture is caring, respectful, hard working and rewarding of success. It is also encourages people to stand up after failure and take the learning forward with them. Always being innovative is an exciting aspect of the company too - Informatica is both acquisitive and organic in growth - so ample opportunity for people to learn & grow.

    Cons

    We are in a growth curve and are pressing new boundaries. With growth comes some growing pain which some people find uncomfortable. As they say though, to make an omelet you need to break a few eggs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's keep it moving :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Couldn't have asked for a better place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Department Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Sales Department Manager in Maidenhead, England

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

    Pros

    Overall, Informatica is a great place to work. From what I have experienced so far it is a great place to work and has exceeded any expectations I had. The people are great, always helpful, there is a good work life balance, really good salary and benefits. There is great diversity here in terms of staff and senior level management always have their door open and are helpful.

    Cons

    As with any organisation, if you are working with people within EMEA/ Globally, you have to adapt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging, fun with lots of opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    A large pool of very talented, committed people; above average compensation; above average benefits; opportunity to progress into many different areas; a team of support staff committed to making the working environment as safe, comfortable and pleasant as possible and investment in employee development is significant. Excellent products to sell that customers really like and a great network of partners.

    Cons

    Quite siloed so frustrating at times; under-investment in some infrastructure particularly in areas that are deemed to be strategic; need to empower some regions as the company grows and matures instead of keeping everything at corporate level. Company is struggling to change the market perception of it as a Data Quality and Data Integration vendor into the reality which is much broader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have made a big investment in a lot of very talented people around the world and could make better use of these resources if the organisation was better aligned around its objectives. You have many people with slightly different versions of the same job reporting into different areas of the business which makes communication challenging and reduces their ability to be effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work and varied with great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Informatica full-time (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
  8.  

    Great place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Perfect place for career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Overall good place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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