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Informatica Reviews

Updated Jun 03, 2014
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3.8 284 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(229 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Too much mediocrity/politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA (US)

    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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quite good but can be way better

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA (US)

    ProsGood work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture

    Consless use of new upcoming technology or open source, less focus on R&D, much of maintenance work

    Advice to Senior Managementshould 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good products

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolutions are on the right track but GTM is not.

    ConsManagement very old school.. needs to change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Informatica VP Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Apr 25, 2014

    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
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    Good Culture

    (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA (US)

    ProsGood team culture
    Emphasis on training
    Good team and a productive environment
    Nice work space and loaded laptops.
    Pool and ping pong tables.

    ConsSince 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Account Executive (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsCulture, 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementCreate a team and not just another row in your spreadsheet. Connect with individuals at a personal level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard working people but chaotic at times

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a okay type company

    QA Engineer (Current Employee) Warrenville, IL (US)

    ProsGood 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....

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementHelp employees to achieve their career goals..Give equal chance to everyone..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with few cons

    Professional Services Senior Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Informatica HR Director, Business Partner responded to this review

    Jan 17, 2014

    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
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    Slow paced but good people.

    Principal Technical Consultant (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    ConsJust too slow-paced and there is no accountability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to make everybody work harder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Informatica Sr. HR Business Partner responded to this review

    Dec 20, 2013

    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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    Organization=Great , IPS=Awesome , DI Leadership=Poor

    Principal Consultant (Current Employee) Columbus, OH (US)

    ProsNice pay package and health benefits.
    Innovative R&D.
    market leader in its domain.

    ConsInformatica professional services as an organization is just great , the only complain i have is with senior leadership in my vertical (DI).they don't take any interest in career development of the resources , they scoff on any idea of your going to other well managed groups (MDM/DQ/SEAL) . we badly need 360 degree feedback.
    If you get an offer make sure you are not coming to IPS Data Integration practice all other groups are simply awesome.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start 360 degree feedback , its a great organization ...don't let few bad apples spoil the party for everyone. I always dissuade my friends to join IPS DI practice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Informatica Sr. HR Business Partner responded to this review

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thank You for your feedback. Glad to hear you are pleased with our comp packages and health benefits. Also good to hear our R&D is innovative and you are optimistic about the future of Informatica ... More

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