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Informatica Reviews

Updated June 3, 2014
Updated June 3, 2014
343 Reviews
3.9
343 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
276 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Working at Informatica in inside sales.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Not 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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....

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    good, not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    the salary and benefits were good. it's a large enough company to provide plenty of paths for career advancement. it's small enough that there aren't too many hurdles/bureaucracy impeding productivity. the company is well positioned compared to its competitors. they offer an employee stock purchase plan, which is a pretty good value. the company events can be pretty fun. we went on a few trips.

    Cons

    the projects were pretty boring. the software development process is characterized by periods of low pressure and boredom followed by periods of high pressure (possibly working weekends) before a new release of a software product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve middle management by hiring people with better leadership skills (not only technical skills).

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    stable and busy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    very stable company during the unstable economy
    nice friendly employees, there isn't a lot company politics within each of the departments
    about average health / dental coverage
    depending on the manager, the job is pretty fair and manageable

    Cons

    every time someone leaves, there is no replacement due to very tight budgets (which is good for company survival during the slow economy but bad for raises or bonuses)

    simultaneously juggling multiple projects due to lack of employees

    some politics between subsidiaries or different product lines

    sometimes it's hard to get an exact direction from management due to the constant change in product design and plans during the release cycle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some information needs to be filtered down a lot better.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Informatica - survivor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    Silicon Valley location, market leader in their space, though IBM breathes down their neck. Acquiring companies to match IBM's breadth. Better technology in core area, but high level of turnover in marketing results in less than anticipated sales - so good opportunity for top marketeers.
    In R&D, good growth opportunities if you are joining in Bangalore as more R&D work moves to Bangalore.

    Cons

    In R&D, limited development ability in the US. Bangalore facility growing by leaps and bounds. Career stagnation in the US for engineers. Entrenched senior management in R&D (been there for 10+ years) are control freaks.
    Senior engineers/architects there for 10+ years (since IPO) are control freaks and dead wood. No new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build morale by focusing on careers of people, the sales and stock will automatically go up.
    The HR morale upgrade program was lip service. Make sure more attention is paid there.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, policies and facilities.

    Cons

    Full of politics in my team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employee if they have creative idea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 29, 2013Director - Human Resources

    Hi,
    Thanks for the feedback. We are very interested to hear more from you around the issues that you raised. Please feel free to reach out to me or anyone from the management team to take this
    ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work culture, long working hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Good working culture
    - OK compensation

    Cons

    - Expected to over-work
    - Key decisions happen in US
    - Less growth in India
    - Work can get monotonous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 25, 2013Director - Human Resources

    Hi,
    Thanks for your feedback. Appreciate you taking the time to provide us this feedback. We take the feedback we receive very seriously.
    Happy to know that you like the working culture in
    ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    On and Off

    • 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

    Pros

    Culture is OK. Decent pay.

    Cons

    New management comes in and ruins morale...you are never valued and always replaceable. That is the mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employess that have been around. They know what's best for the company not some new hot shot executive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Sep 26, 2013Vice President International Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review - I'm sorry to hear that there are some things that we could be doing better for you - please feel free to reach out to me direcly if you would like to ... More

  10.  

    nice place to work

    • 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great building and work environment

    Cons

    Not super agile but always improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of a culture that fosters disruptive innovation

  11.  

    Was awesome and Great Company & slowly slipping down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You have liberty to work on anything you choose
    Very nice people
    Average salary better then many companies in Bangalore
    Work life balance..
    Very good management at RWC, great vision.. Great product..

    Cons

    Management recruits only their known people ex IT in Bangalore is getting filled with known resources to the boss or back door entry . Majority of the IT managers are from one previous company where IT director worked.
    Lots of politics (yes exists everywhere ;-) but this is getting too much
    People are hardly recognised for their talent/expertise
    Slowly slipping from one great environment to below average environment
    People are frequently asked to leave and their position is filled with known resources/contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk less and do more particularly valid to IT Management. Deliver what company needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jul 30, 2013

    Thanks for your review. We take the reviews very seriously. If there is something which you would like to talk about, feel free to reach out to me or anyone in the Informatica leadership team ... More

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