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Informatica Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
424 Reviews
4.2
424 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.  

    Great location!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Office is in the city in a convenient location, close to transport and amenities. Salary and extras are attractive.

    Cons

    Management changes. Not aligned strategy. Small team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult

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    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
  3.  

    review

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    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
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  5.  

    okay

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    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 an 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
  6.  

    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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company... needs focus

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Straightforward

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    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
  10.  

    Too much mediocrity/politics

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite good but can be way better

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    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

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