Informatica Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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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 a year)

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

    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.

  2. Regional Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Team (both local and virtual), a recognised name, lots of marketing support for pipeline generation. Wide range of offerings to speak with customers and prospects about

    Cons

    detached management, lack of understanding in the US about time challenges in EMEA. No real direction in some areas of the business, lack of clear and clarified comms from SMT/Board

    Advice to Management

    listen to your team, and if asking for feedback ACT on it

  3. Great company but poor sales and marketing leadership

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, great product engineering
    Loyal customer base
    Enormous market potential, well positioned as a leader in growing market
    Cloud presents a huge opportunity which is exciting
    Generally positive culture of people, most attempt to be good and do the right thing if they can
    Informatica has continued to grow despite its problems in some key areas

    Cons

    Massive turnover in sales for at least 2-3 years now, 30%-70% per year depending on region and role
    Frustration in sales is pretty intense
    Marketing is antiquated at best and has totally missed the boat on possibilities to expand the Informatica brand and lead the market in the new world of data. Our competition smokes us in field marketing and using innovative and fresh techniques to reach new markets and buyers.
    The more industrious sales people do a lot of their own marketing, build their own contact systems and buy tools to deliver fresh messages to new markets to do what marketing has not bee able to do
    The sales infrastructure is broken. The system was so broken this year in 2015 that salespeople got a standard draw in Q1 since sales operations and finance couldn't figure it out.
    Sales Operations leadership is the archetype of what not to do in business, bonus and comp plans are unclear in many cases, are not well thought out and are misleading
    Informatica doesn't integrate its own data well at all. Our CRM system is a mess.
    Sales and marketing leadership reacts, thinks short term and cripples sales by being disruptive and desperate for quick results. Sales management does the best it can but these issues all stem from the top and in trying to accommodate so many political agendas in the company

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the privatization of Informatica is a good thing because it will give the company an opportunity to kick out the old guard and bring in new sales and marketing leadership so the company can shatter its political silos and fulfill its true potential.

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  5. IPS Senior Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work.
    Can learn variety of Informatica tools.
    Free food in the afternoon and night.
    Very young professionals, great tools.

    Cons

    Only for IPS India
    1. IPS Consultants are not focussed on specific skills, they are randomly used in any of the projects.
    2. No consisten policies across countries.
    3. The only motto of management is cost cutting.
    4. No good hikes in IPS compared to R&D.
    5. No team events except once a year one.
    6. IPS higher management doesn't have previous professional services experience due to this they can't contribute any way to team.
    7. Travel policy - Looks like management is making lot of money using travel agents and squeezing employees. They need to clean this.
    8. No deep technical knowledge other than Informatica tools for most of the team and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent hikes like R&D as this is revenue generation org.
    Improve team working culture.
    Cleaning travel policy and reducing cost which are incurred thru travel agents.
    More team events.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Product Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work/home life balance depends on the group you work with.

    Cons

    Work is not a seasonal thing at support

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good company, marketing leadership has to go

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Informatica

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, awesome benefits, solid industry awarded product.

    Cons

    Marketing is clueless. Senior sales leadership has its head in the sand when it comes to challenges in the Field. Ramp time is really long because training is nearly non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for more reports and busy work and the rest of your talent will walk out the door. Support the field, don't grind them into oblivion.

  8. Good company that seems to be turning around by getting back to its roots.

    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    useful products, good work environment, devoted following by the customers who have been using the products for many years in the traditional areas.

    Cons

    some loss of focus due to challenging m&a activities that add too much complexity for customers and not enough value to warrant continued investments.

    Advice to Management

    go back to the basics and do that really well; you have the best products in the industry and are able to deliver the right things to customers if you just listen.

  9. Master Data Management Sales Leader High Growth Market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture inside the company over all is good

    Cons

    Local MEA leader ship missing the team spirit

  10. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work from home, flexible schedule, co-workers, collaboration

    Cons

    promotions, training, management - a flat organization w/ little chance of promo

    Advice to Management

    invest in employee training, create promotion paths, and be more transparent in upward mobility, there's no consistency as to who is promoted or what criteria was used.

    Informatica Response

    Mar 03, 2015VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide role mobility as best we can. Within a relatively small team some roles make it hard to offer significant upward mobility. Thank you for your ... More

  11. a good company with good products and many talented people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    clear vision of product development
    variety of products in data integration and data management

    Cons

    technical resource insufficiency in some product areas

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