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Informatica Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 282 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(227 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night(in 40 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • Have to go through politics when getting your idea approved (even if you are in an R & D)(in 9 reviews)

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    Great company with smart people

    Sales (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits, excellent pay, smart people and good technology

    Conssales culture is oppressive and highly impersonal; culture is overly focused on quarterly sales and earnings

    Advice to Senior Managementreward innovations, disrupt your markets and stop only focusing on earnings.....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Professional Services

    Professional Services Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsAs 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 Senior ManagementOrganize 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Informatica HR Director, Business Partner responded to this review

    Jun 11, 2014

    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
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    Quite good but can be way better

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsGood work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture

    Consless use of new upcoming technology or open source, less focus on R&D, much of maintenance work

    Advice to Senior Managementshould have more perks, should consider giving training to new employees since its difficult to imagine different use-cases, the product tackles, especially in case of enterprise product

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good products

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolutions are on the right track but GTM is not.

    ConsManagement very old school.. needs to change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Informatica VP Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review

    Apr 25, 2014

    Thank you for taking to the time to provide feedback. Informatica is a growing company, and as such enhancing a number of GTM approaches. New markets certainly highlight new opportunities to improve ... More
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    Informatica is an Excellent Company to Work For.

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsPositive Work Environment. Career Growth Opportunities. Great People. Ideal Benefits. Nice Campus and General Location.

    ConsNot as well known of a company as others in the Silicon Valley. Pay scale is more on the conservative side, but still reasonable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Informatica Vice President International Human Resources responded to this review

    Apr 15, 2014

    Many thanks for your comments - I'm really pleased that you seem to be enjoying your time here at Informatica!
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    Great People, Culture is in Flux

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsGood benefits - 401(k), medical, dental, vision, etc.
    Great co-workers.
    Ability to work from home.
    Nice new office in Redwood City.

    ConsMarketing upper management laid people off then immediately backfilled those positions (illegal?) which created a sense of mistrust and unease. People were eager to throw each other under the bus, but very slow to make decisions in fear that they would misstep. People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance. Low productivity and morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Culture

    (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsGood team culture
    Emphasis on training
    Good team and a productive environment
    Nice work space and loaded laptops.
    Pool and ping pong tables.

    ConsSince is located all the way in Redwood City at the Pacific Shores center, the commute is kind of taxing. Since people who are new to the Bay Area prefer to stay further down south in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, commuting to work is really bad.
    Compensation is mediocre and not top notch

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Account Executive (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsCulture, compensation, benefits were all very good. They treat their sales people like gold and want them to make money. Tons of resources to help you succeed and will do what it takes to get a deal done.

    ConsVery tech driven with lack of go to market strategy. Too many processes for sales management that half the time mgmt didn't utilize in Salesforce. Some managers didn't have a clue how to manage a team and more spreadsheet focused.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a team and not just another row in your spreadsheet. Connect with individuals at a personal level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great products, poor leadership in many areas

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting technology, passionate 1st line managers and ICs, decent, central location on the Peninsula, flexible with hours and decent work life balance

    ConsPoor leadership, especially at the highest levels of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. Benefits are okay but not really great.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great exposure to software sales and technology

    Inside Sales (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWork 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)

    ConsComp 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 Senior ManagementKeep encouraging a healthy blend of persistence, knowledge, and calculated risk-taking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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