Informatica Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior Product Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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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

  2. Helpful (2)

    Good company, marketing leadership has to go

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX

    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.

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

    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    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.

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  5. Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 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

  6. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire more sharp engineers.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Difficult

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    okay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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...

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good company... needs focus

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    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

    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 Management

    focus the company, improve comp plans

  10. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work but practically no woman in key positions.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Improve the entire HR process and experience. Put more women in management and executive management roles.

    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

  11. Straightforward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Pay your employees better and treat them better overall! Then you won't have so much turnover

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