Informatica Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    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 3, 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

  2. Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    It's not crazily paced. Fair compensations. People are friendly with each other. Good environment to work.

    Cons

    Cafe food is not good. Not much exciting talks from outside field experts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more sharp engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Difficult

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    okay

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica full-time (more than a 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. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company... needs focus

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    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    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
  7. 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 a 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

    Informatica Response

    Dec 8, 2014CHRO

    Thank you for the positive feedback on the company, our CEO and the benefits.
    I am sorry you feel that women are under-represented in management. I am not sure what the time period was when you
    ... More

  8. Straightforward

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    Former Contractor - Marketing Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica as a contractor (more than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Too much mediocrity/politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Quite good but can be way better

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (less than a 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
  11. Good products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solutions are on the right track but GTM is not.

    Cons

    Management very old school.. needs to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Apr 25, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    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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