Informatica
3.8 of 5 262 reviews
www.informatica.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Informatica Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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3.8 262 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(209 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great potential, some maturation still necessary

Senior Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsHuge potential for Informatica in the years to come. They have technology that most companies are just learning that they need to remain competitive in their respective industries. Compensation target is appealing.

ConsSales teams not aligned effectively. Compensation target not very realistic as the current compensation plan has many flaws

Advice to Senior ManagementFor Informatica to get to the next level, they must align their sales people appropriately so that they are all pulling in the same direction. They must set up the sales folks in a way for the inside and field together work more as one team, not as separate (sometimes conflicting) units.

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

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Informatica Vice President International Human Resources responded to this review

Jul 24, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post this review. I'm glad that, like me, you are optimistic about our future. I will pass your feedback onto my colleagues in the Reward team as they think about ... More

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Culture is changing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

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

Prosmany great people still work at the company

Consculture is definitely changing at Informatica

Advice to Senior Managementyou get what you hire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Sales Management

Senior Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat products, vision and direction.

ConsSales Management ill equipped to take the sales team to the next level.

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

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Professional Services Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGood exposure to Products within a short amount of time
Hands on experience at Client Site
Benefits and Perks of being a Consultant

ConsCompensation needs to be improved

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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

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You won't get a lot of direction, but if you push yourself, you can learn a lot.

Technical Writer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Informatica

ProsThe job offers very flexible hours and a great deal of freedom. Management trusts you to work when and where you want as long as you finish your work. There is a lot to learn.

ConsNew employees are given very little guidance or feedback. The breadth of material to learn can be overwhelming. The development process has not matured.

Advice to Senior ManagementProduct managers seem constantly overworked. The company could benefit from another layer of management and better scheduling. The development process needs to be examined.

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A fairly stable position in a stable company in an unstable industry

Marketing (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Informatica

Pros* Stable senior management team
* Logical acquisition strategy and strong financial position to continue making acquisitions
* Flexibility in where and when work is performed
* Generous compensation package and bonuses

Cons* Unfocused marketing strategy and outdated marketing organization structure
* Lack of innovation, creativity, risk-taking, follow-through in marketing
* Cramped and inconvenient located office space
* Few or no opportunities for career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership means identifying a clear goal, putting the organizational structure in place to achieve that goal, staffing that organization with confident and competent people, and executing on that goal, task by task. Don't solicit ideas for improvement and then "go dark." Follow through on your commitments to your team. There's a lot of untapped talent in your organization. Clear the dead wood, and you'll find it.

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Growing Pain: mid-level managers really need to be trained first!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Informatica

Pros- work life balance
- flexibility
- pays industry average
- opportunity to move across departments
- great people to work with

Cons- hard to move up
- can have very long hours
- mid-level management has no proper training

Advice to Senior ManagementHire some managers who care about the people rather than just good at managing the end result. Keep open door policy alive, it'll save our culture.

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Good, solid company with a focus on building the best mid-size company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Informatica

ProsJob stability, interesting problem and challenging work environment, smart engineering staff. Good growth for the last decade.

Consless diversified workforce.You rarely see non-Asian engineers there, management from top down are all from one country. Some politics there for fighting different directions for product.

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary is low compared with industry

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Working at Informatica in inside sales.

Senior Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Informatica

ProsNot a bad place to work - slightly better than average salary, good people, not high stress. Very understanding about life/work balance. Great product line and very well thought of in the industry.

ConsLots of disparity as far as territory went - often average salespeople did very well and top notch salespeople suffered because of bad territories. Management is nice but pretty much status quo - they aren't really natural leaders.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest creating a stronger delineation between field and inside - also recognize who your best people are and don't always look at the numbers. Get people more excited - just don't sit their and drone and overstate the obvious....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Informatica

ProsGreat place to work for engineer. Good product with great technologies. Work and life balance well. Opportunity to move and work in different teams within company

ConsPerf review process usually lean toward emphasizing on the negative than cheering the accomplishments. Salary is at average but not top.

Advice to Senior ManagementEngineering manager needs to praise the good work or accomplishment from employee. Encourage innovation and to improve the daily communication process

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