Informatica Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
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Pros
  • Super great culture with work life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Great Work Culture and fantastic people (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. Great place to work and great balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Informatica

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people and amazing product

    Cons

    None yet, great place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, and try to eliminate changes, but hard to do in this type of business.


  2. good work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Austin, TX

    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

    great team , supportive and informative. good work ethic . people are very nice and accommodating.

    Cons

    nothing much as such. sometime the work gets mundane but i guess its a part of the job .

    Informatica Response

    Jun 15, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments. We agree that our culture is good. And, as Mike Murdoch is often quoted, "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." Look for that spark of opportunity! ... More


  3. Helpful (13)

    Great company but poor sales and marketing leadership

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

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, great product engineering Loyal customer base Enormous market potential, well positioned as a leader in growing market Cloud presents a huge opportunity which is exciting Generally positive culture of people, most attempt to be good and do the right thing if they can Informatica has continued to grow despite its problems in some key areas

    Cons

    Massive turnover in sales for at least 2-3 years now, 30%-70% per year depending on region and role Frustration in sales is pretty intense Marketing is antiquated at best and has totally missed the boat on possibilities to expand the Informatica brand and lead the market in the new world of data. Our competition smokes us in field marketing and using innovative and fresh techniques to reach new markets and buyers. The more industrious sales people do a lot of their own marketing, build their own contact systems and buy tools to deliver fresh messages to new markets to do what marketing has not bee able to do The sales infrastructure is broken. The system was so broken this year in 2015 that salespeople got a standard draw in Q1 since sales operations and finance couldn't figure it out. Sales Operations leadership is the archetype of what not to do in business, bonus and comp plans are unclear in many cases, are not well thought out and are misleading Informatica doesn't integrate its own data well at all. Our CRM system is a mess. Sales and marketing leadership reacts, thinks short term and cripples sales by being disruptive and desperate for quick results. Sales management does the best it can but these issues all stem from the top and in trying to accommodate so many political agendas in the company

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the privatization of Informatica is a good thing because it will give the company an opportunity to kick out the old guard and bring in new sales and marketing leadership so the company can shatter its political silos and fulfill its true potential.

    Informatica Response

    May 21, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your feedback. We regret that you are frustrated working in the Sales organization at Informatica. We make every effort to ensure that our managers respect their teams. We encourage you ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good company, marketing leadership has to go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Informatica

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, awesome benefits, solid industry awarded product.

    Cons

    Marketing is clueless. Senior sales leadership has its head in the sand when it comes to challenges in the Field. Ramp time is really long because training is nearly non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for more reports and busy work and the rest of your talent will walk out the door. Support the field, don't grind them into oblivion.

    Informatica Response

    May 21, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your feedback. We regret that you are frustrated working in the Sales organization at Informatica. We make every effort to ensure that our managers respect their teams. We encourage you ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Everybody I've met and worked with is top notch!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm very happy to be part of the Informatica Sales Consulting team. Here's what I like the most: * The company invests heavily on their new and experienced hires. You are provided with many training opportunities to learn the products and the sales methodology. I can't remember the last time I had this much training. * The company sells quality software and customers seem very happy with the Informatica software they own. * The compensation and benefits are above average. * The people I work with have a positive attitude. They work hard and play hard. * This is a good sized company that gives you many opportunities for advancement. Several of the people in my network that work at Informatica have been here for more than 3 years and people rarely leave the company.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons right now.

    Advice to Management

    None right now.


  7. Great company with plenty of opportunity

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

    Industry leader, smart people, great products, excellent benefits, comp, work/life

    Cons

    growing pains, on prem mentality at times (from certain groups) in a cloud business,

    Advice to Management

    Are we a cloud first, subscription business? If we are, let's act like it internally, message who we are to the marketplace and maximize growth as the industry leader!


  8. First year at Informatica complete!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Informatica people are the best to work with! I have been so impressed by the sense of teamwork and the supportive environment as I learned the massive amount of information that's available for my product set.

    Cons

    It is difficult to understand where to go within the R&D ranks to get information or to pass along product issues. Feedback is also hard get back from those situations.


  9. Great Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    * Growing oppurtunities * Good Vision/ Mission * Great communication

    Cons

    * Number of vacation days

    Informatica Response

    Jun 26, 2014 – VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for talking the time to comment. Its people like you that makes us such a wonderful culture and a great place to be. Thanks again


  10. Great exposure to software sales and technology

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

    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

    Work with seasoned pros in sales Many enablement opportunities - great sales resources Opportunity to sell to the largest enterprises in the world Sales Leadership is sound, visionary, and realistic...no cheap psych-up (most of the time)

    Cons

    Comp plan lacks incentive muscle - pay is ok, but strategically restrictive You're at the bottom of the pyramid, so you must be vigilant to secure reward

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging a healthy blend of persistence, knowledge, and calculated risk-taking.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Wasted Time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and the appearance of mobility within the company. Other departments seemed to be quite satisfied with their work and their managers.

    Cons

    Direct management (up to the Director level) juvenile and vindictive. Your Linked In, Facebook and other social media accounts are monitored. Management claims you can easily transfer between departments then blocks those attempts.

    Advice to Management

    Informatica does many, many things well. Why the reports from their HR manager are ignored is strange to me. Upper management would do well to question a little closer the methods of middle and lower management.

    Informatica Response

    Nov 21, 2013 – HR Business Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Informatica does have a formal social media policy and, whilst we clearly do not actively monitor employee's social media feeds, we do ... More



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