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Informatica Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
296 Reviews

3.9
296 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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124 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    informatica Professional Services

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    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
  2.  

    Solid, innovative, evolving company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Mid-sized company with talented, smart, hardworking colleagues. Excellent products with great customer loyalty. Good focus on innovation. Steady growth. The culture encourages new ideas and taking risks.
    I see the evolution of the leadership team along with the growth of the company.

    Cons

    -Informatica runs lean. This can be positive if you want to try new things but can sometimes lead to burn out from wearing too many hats.
    -A culture with few directives means that necessary training doesn't always happen if the person who needs the training ops out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep your eye on changes that need to happen in order to support growth. Some required training may be necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Started really positive, ended with questions

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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 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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    good company work for

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    good if u r in data related industry

    Cons

    company stuck at current state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    either do some thing innovative or better be sold

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company with a collaborative culture and lots of learning opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within professional services to expand your skills and take on more responsibilities within projects. Very good internal product training resources. Coworkers always willing to help and answer questions regardless of their seniority level. Great collaborative corporate culture, and accessible upper management team. Excellent employee benefits, especially the healthcare plan, 401k match, and employee stock purchase programs.

    Cons

    Professional Services seems to have a set formula for compensation/promotions, which can be frustrating. Slightly unclear about career opportunities within professional services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making the professional services compensation/promotion guidelines less rigid, and explaining career opportunities for consultants either in professional services or other parts of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work, not too many politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Leadership (CEO) is very consistent and thoughtful. Generally smart people who are able to pivot when needed.

    Cons

    Product marketers don't have their own budget - they have to fight for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Products, very smart people

    Cons

    Work Life balance. Can never take vacation without being made to feel guilty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Aug 16, 2014Sr. Global Talent Attraction Manager

    We are glad to hear from you, and yes, we do have great products and super smart people to work with. I also understand the pressure the Sales team is under and why it feels bad to take time off. But ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with smart people

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent pay, smart people and good technology

    Cons

    sales culture is oppressive and highly impersonal; culture is overly focused on quarterly sales and earnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward innovations, disrupt your markets and stop only focusing on earnings.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Professional Services

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a consultant working for the company that makes the software (Informatica software), the clients give you more respect than consultants working from other firms
    You have all the top-notch learning tools at your disposal, along with access to very experienced professionals

    Cons

    - Extremely high expectations from Clients, since you are working for the company that makes the software
    - The professional services (consulting) team wasn't that big at the time I worked there, so in any client engagement, you are probably only one of two or at most three people from Informatica - you don't really get to know your coworkers well, except for training classes or conventions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize more internal employee engagement, get-to-know-your-coworkers activities to bring all employees of the consulting team together (from around the country). We have to ask each other questions via email a lot, and yet we do not know each other in person. It can get awkward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jun 11, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thank you for providing your feedback. It's great to hear that you had such a positive experience working at Informatica--feeling highly respected and valued by clients, with access to top ... More

  11.  

    It is fun to be with a company on the up swing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The relaxed and open workplace is a pleasure to come to each day. The company is still small enough that you can build personal and professional relationships that will last. There is room to grow your career as Informatica has as bright future ahead.

    Cons

    Ambiguity is a part of any growing organization and Informatica is not exempt. Use it to your favor and create solutions where there are gaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Mar 25, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thank you for feedback. Many employees appreciate the relaxed, open culture at Informatica and the close relationships with colleagues. It's also true that as a software company, our markets and ... More

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