Informatica Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great potential, some maturation still necessary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    For 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.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 24, 2013Vice President International Human Resources

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Culture is changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

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

    Pros

    many great people still work at the company

    Cons

    culture is definitely changing at Informatica

    Advice to Management

    you get what you hire

  3. Helpful (2)

    Poor Sales Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, vision and direction.

    Cons

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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    NA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be improved

    Advice to Management

    NA

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Informatica

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    New 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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Informatica

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Leadership 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Informatica

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire 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.

  9. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    less 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 Management

    Salary is low compared with industry

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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....

  11. Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Informatica

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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