Informatica

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Principal Engineer

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Informatica full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great Company, great work culture, lot of fun. People work hard, play hard.

Cons

Too many asians as Engineers. Not much diversity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Know the position well before you consider

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    -Stable company
    -A 'Start-up' compared to a company the size of an IBM
    -Sponsor green cards
    -Been around for a long time
    -Generally good people

    Cons

    -Boring and antiquated looking s/w
    -Management is about 2 generations removed and needs to stop behaving like they are school teachers and their team are children who need to be disciplined
    -Your manager can make or break you
    -Very slow moving company
    -Strategy is similar a giant - grow by acquisition, which causes too many different cultures to co-exist , not necessarily harmonious, and no real company 'culture', although they are trying very hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebrand, Make it look new and shiny and get more fresh talent in the company. Promote on merit NOT on time spent in the company. What age are we in? 1950s?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jun 7, 2013Vice President International Human Resources

    Thanks for your review. I hope you have been able to see some of our videos and keynotes from IW13 - they are available here ... More

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, probably the best package I've ever had. The engineers I worked with were some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    Some of the worst management I have ever experienced. The company seemed to be intent on growing their offshore unit rather than addressing the issues at hand. Others have commented on the weight of personal relationships rather than results as a driver, an observation I would have to concur with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know your direct reports and treat them like the professionals they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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