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Informatica Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
438 Reviews
4.2
438 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life Balance: One of the best IT companies in Bangalore I have seen (in 67 reviews)

  • Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Work is not a seasonal thing at GCS unlike R&D where everything happens "before" the release time (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    good place to work, not too many politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with smart people

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant

    I worked at Informatica full-time (more than an 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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Of the employess, by the employees for the employees

    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is just the right size, not too big not too big. You get visbility very soon. People here are knowledgable and helpful.

    Cons

    The first and formost not such a good thing here is no free lunch. Then is the always a bit over cool air conditioning (for me).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to learn all infa technologies
    Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Average Salary
    No rrom for growth after certain level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Employee Friendly company

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Friendly
    Good Pay Package
    Good care about immigration procedures

    Cons

    Not sure if concerns being taken across higher level of managers. Higher managers should talk to engineers atleast twice a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 10, 2014Sr. HR Business Partner

    Thank You for your feedback. Sounds like there are a number of Pro's that have kept you here with Informatica for 5 years! We appreciate all the feedback- including how you would like to see higher ... More

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow.

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many talented and bright individuals to be found in the company.
    Work is varied, but mostly challenging and rewarding.
    Plenty of growth opportunities.
    Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Recent compensation and incentive changes within the IPS organization has caused many talented individuals to leave.
    Underqualified management personal in the Professional Services group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent leaders or you will lose your best employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Mar 25, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thanks very much for your feedback, which he have taken action on. We recently conducted an employee survey in Professional Services to get feedback from all Professional Services employees about ... More

  11.  

    Good work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and good work culture

    Cons

    Work can get monotonous at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 12, 2013Sr. HR Business Partner

    Thank You for your feedback. Glad to hear you like the culture here. For any ideas on making your work less monotonous- please contact us here in HR- we would be more than happy to speak with you- we ... More

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