Informatica
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www.informatica.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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This is the worst company I have worked for throughout my entire IT career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

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ProsThe best things about Informatica are its growth, salary, benefits and they do have smart business managers, but they leave a lot to be desired as people managers.

ConsThis is probably the worst place I have worked at in my 17 year IT industry career. Salary and benefits are good, but the pressure and stress they put you under makes it not worth it. If you are a workaholic, have no life, and/or your family doesn't care that you are not present, then it's a great place to work. I have been micromanaged, overburdened, and under trained from the day I started about a year ago. My manager hired me with only partial skills for my job, fully aware of this, then he tells me afterward that he doesn't have the time to train or mentor me, but still has the expectation that I will come up to speed quickly. Had he told me this before I was hired, I probably would not have taken the job. Problem is, they think this is my failure. I can go back to any company I have worked for in IT, have gotten very good reviews and came away with friends from every IT company I have worked for prior to Informatica. Informatica's management team is trying to squeeze every ounce of productivity from its employees, overburdening them with unrealistic expections. It is definitely a sweatshop. It is difficult to say of course, how much of this is my group vs. other groups, but I have heard similar things from people I have spoken to who have joined in the last 1 to 2 years. They have a very strange culture, it is not a warm atmosphere at all. Perhaps the long time employees are treated better.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are approaching the $1B level. Unless you guys change the way you treat employees and give them proper work/life balance and more realistic expectations, then when the market opens up, you will see a mass migration of employees. You can't scale with the people you have now and if you expect to grow and attract the best talent, you need to create better job satisfaction. Bennies and pay are great, but they aren't everything. I worked for a very large competitor who payed me a bit less and their benefits were far inferior, but my job satisfaction was so much better, I would go back to them in a minute (and have put out feelers to them) as they would take me back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Redwood City, CA

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Pros: Very strong executive team Little politics Supportive management Good work / life balance Cons: High growth equals high expectations for performance every day Advice to Senior Management: Keep strong focus on staying ahead of the innovation curve and improving… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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A great truly global company where I can grow myself - both professionally and personally.

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Pros: - The people - it's an opportunity to work with some of the smartest people -… Cons: Not many people outside of the IT field know about Informatica, however in today's world almost everyone is a part of… Advice to Senior Management: As we grow to be a much bigger company, don't lose the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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