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Informatica Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
297 Reviews

3.8
297 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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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.  

    3 years at Informatica

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Huge investment in training and development

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 25, 2013VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback. Our people are what makes Informatica special. Its great to hear that your growing in your career also.

  2.  

    Well managed with good vision

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and competitive(ish) compensation. I enjoy working at Informatica.

    Cons

    US centric and very difficult to progress internally. The career progression is very limited as it is a small company and there are numerous hires from outside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 11, 2013HR Director, APJ

    Your feedback is very much appreciated. We continually review the market data to ensure we have competive compensation and benefits for our employees in APJ. Although we have a relatively small ... More

  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Open door policy.
    "Can do" attitude
    Nimble
    Great products

    Cons

    Very tactical sales focus
    Possible shift in value of people/employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on lowering attrition and increasing value and productivity from existing employees rather than the "drop and replace" strategy that seems to be the latest trend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Sep 26, 2013Vice President International Human Resources

    Many thanks for taking the time to post this review - it's really helpful for us to hear your feedback! I would love to hear more about your concerns regarding our approach to our people: As you ... More

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  5.  

    A fantastic place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Open door to management.
    Very flexible work environment with telecommuting available for most roles.
    Excellent compensation and benefits package.
    Team-based work environment.

    Cons

    Most of those working here entered with the primary skills required for the job. Training is sporadic without a comprehesive education plan.
    Too much time spent on conference calls for most positions, which reduces productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer paths to career advancement with the addition of more training and shadowing opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    informatica Professional Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  9.  

    One of the best to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balanced approach to most elements of business. Well managed work load.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company in enterprise data integration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer QA  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer QA in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place for work life balance. Company is re-inventing itself by launching new products. Employees are valued and given opportunities to prove themselves.

    Cons

    Organization is getting bigger need to focus on scaling without loosing focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Started really positive, ended with questions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great technology and employees, strong customer loyalty

    Cons

    Underinvestment in a time for change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an even bigger hit on margin in the short run to invest in technologies that are still relevant. Accelerate movement to subscription.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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