Informatica Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Great company, fantastic technology, good benefits, amazing employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Informatica is a hidden gem in the Silicon Valley. The company has best in class technology. The management team is a good mix of company veterans and new talent. The employees that Informatica hires are hard working, dedicated and committed to doing the right thing for the company and its customers.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to be done being a mid-size company. The business unit structure can be challenging to navigate, but is certainly possible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking calculated risks as we grow and move into adjacent markets. Be bold about the company and our products.

    Informatica Response

    Jan 26, 2015 – Senior Employer Brand Manager

    Your review is appreciated. There are many employees that would agree with you that Informatica is a hidden gem in the Valley. Although we have a few rough spots around the edges, the company has ... More


  2. New exciting Journey to begin

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The first all hands as a private company felt good. The strategy is sound and its now up to us to execute. New leadership team is solid and all very open communicators. I think this is the start of something really exciting and positive

    Cons

    Yes there has been a lot of change. Thats not a bad thing but its now behind us and I feel the plans has been set

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communications flowing. Keep up the great leadership

    Informatica Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and your upbeat comments about Informatica. We agree completely -- we are at the start of a new, exciting journey and it will be dedicated people such as yourself who will ... More


  3. Great company and a great product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informatica (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PowerCenter is a leading product that stands above all competitive ETL tools. Sohaib Abassi is a great leader and has hired/developed a great management team.

    Cons

    Be more care with acquisitions.

    Informatica Response

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

    Thank you for your review and raves about Informatica. We haven't much to add, other than we are excited about our new team and our direction. We believe we have always been prudent about ... More


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  5. Amazing place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    1. Culture is exciting 2. People are very approachable and excited to help you 3. Generous 401K plan, Insurance plans 4. Complementary gym for employees.

    Cons

    One of the disadvantage is that HQ is in bay area so that if you're here you have to bear expensive residence.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any particular advice. However, I really like that we occasionally come across our executives and it's really satisfying to know that they are always approachable.

    Informatica Response

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

    Your headline says it all! Thank you for your review and your accolades. As a long-time Bay Area resident, I cannot deny it costs a lot to live here. But I tend to look at it as a value ... More


  6. So comfortable working here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture, fun people and events, great work life balance. Positive work environment that fosters on making employees happy. The (free) gym @ HQ is a 1 minute walk away, and the (free) classes there are great. I'm happy at work and I've also been in the best shape of my life!

    Cons

    No free food. Some uncertainty due to the buyout. The technology I'm using is somewhat outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are the most productive employees, keep making that happen!

    Informatica Response

    Aug 18, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments about working with us here at Informatica. Our goal is to ensure that our teams perform at their best, so you can be sure we will continue to work at making Informatica ... More


  7. Great Opportunity to Shape the Future of a Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, accessible executives, employee friendly HR Market Leader with solid products Loyal Customers

    Cons

    Going through a transformation that will require faith and confidence of employees towards the vision of the leadership

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose track of the long term potential and strategic investments as Informatica goes through the current transformation.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 31, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. It is, as you write, a great opportunity to have a hand in shaping what will become a dominant force in the burgeoning data industry. We made the change to private ... More


  8. Been here 13 years

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love it...great company with solid managers - i've personally not dealt with alot of BS that I had experienced in other companies

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Informatica Response

    Aug 14, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for sharing your comments about Informatica. You should be very proud of the role you have played in helping to build a $1 Billion pioneer in all things data. We appreciate your ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Development Intern in Core Technology Group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and access to sport facilities. Dynamic work environment with a high degree of integrity. Work itself is very interesting, building cutting edge data processing tools.

    Cons

    Degree of compensation could be better, not on par with some other silicon valley internship salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for interns, in particular those with more experience, to avoid having them leave for the competition.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 12, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that the work here is interesting and that we are building cutting edge data processing tools. We work very hard to ensure that our total compensation ... More


  10. Lots of opportunties

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - California in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product legacy with a fantastic customer base. The key will be for them to move fast and innovate with that value.

    Cons

    Very political. The new org should bring a welcome change.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 26, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for taking your time to share your thoughts about Informatica. We agree that there are, indeed, "lots of opportunities" for skilled and talented people to make a real difference here ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    Once a good Company,... joined too late

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very ambitious about Cloud Products

    Cons

    * Does not pay Bonuses/Commissions based on what was promised * Now owned by Canadian company that is cutting costs like a race horse * Lots of People leaving * Has no clue that the job market and economy is booming and has therefore promised no more layoffs this year * Too many older guys who have spent their entire career at one company and do not realize that there are other options in corporate life * Not Oracle but definitely very bubble view on life * Enjoys a lot of industry respect but only management will win going forward. Stick to other offers you have...

    Advice to Management

    Go read Cruchbase or tech news and realize If youre giving employees no better options than to work harder for nothing youre going to end up with management building the rails.. Good luck folks! New CEO has no background other than being given a job by 'the sponsors'

    Informatica Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    (The following is posted on behalf of Jo Stoner, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer of Informatica) Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of Informatica. We are sorry that ... More



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