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Informatica Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
289 Reviews

3.9
289 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
231 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night (in 42 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    good if u r in data related industry

    Cons

    company stuck at current state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    either do some thing innovative or better be sold

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company and Promising Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Pros:-
    1) Great Opportunities to learn and expand your career .
    2) Great products and strong focus on Customer success.
    3) Good benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is Growing and hence it will have its own share of impact on employees.
    But Growth is always good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Aug 16, 2014Sr. Global Talent Attraction Manager

    Thank you for posting your review, we always want to here your opinions - good or bad. Our IPS team has a unique work role and it can be hard for some to find their balance, glad to hear you feel it ... More

  3.  

    Excellent company with a collaborative culture and lots of learning opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within professional services to expand your skills and take on more responsibilities within projects. Very good internal product training resources. Coworkers always willing to help and answer questions regardless of their seniority level. Great collaborative corporate culture, and accessible upper management team. Excellent employee benefits, especially the healthcare plan, 401k match, and employee stock purchase programs.

    Cons

    Professional Services seems to have a set formula for compensation/promotions, which can be frustrating. Slightly unclear about career opportunities within professional services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making the professional services compensation/promotion guidelines less rigid, and explaining career opportunities for consultants either in professional services or other parts of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mass executive exodus!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is really hard to think of any pros at all. oh ok here's one....company is located in Redwood City, so easy access from most locations.

    Cons

    evp of Sales is gone, and now the svp of Engineering. the CPO Anil chakravorty has done one of the worst reorg jobs in the history of reorgs. (figures...Anil came from symantec which is also a company that's headed downhill). Reorgs have done nothing more than introduce more burecracy and politics. he was clearly a bad choice for CPO...bringing in his friends and rewarding them with plum jobs with no accountablity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sohaib should keep Anil in check. all this favoritism has led to lots of resentment in the ranks. the last thing u want is resentment in CTG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    * Growing oppurtunities
    * Good Vision/ Mission
    * Great communication

    Cons

    * Number of vacation days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jun 26, 2014VP 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

  7.  

    Good Company & Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    - Very good leadership team
    - Best product in market
    - Excellent benefits
    - Nice office building
    - Healthy work environment
    - Manageable workload
    - Free gym membership
    - Pays above the 50 percentile of market comp

    Cons

    - Growth is slowing and stock is in decline
    - Title inflation at senior levels
    - Employees are often not considered for internal leadership opportunities. Certain Execs prefer to recruit outside and appear to be hiring their buddies from previous jobs.
    - Company is getting more "mature". There is an increasing number of policies and process. This is not necessarily a Con but makes it more difficult to get work done and may be slowing growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work, not too many politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Leadership (CEO) is very consistent and thoughtful. Generally smart people who are able to pivot when needed.

    Cons

    Product marketers don't have their own budget - they have to fight for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally doing a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Great Products, very smart people

    Cons

    Work Life balance. Can never take vacation without being made to feel guilty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Aug 16, 2014Sr. Global Talent Attraction Manager

    We are glad to hear from you, and yes, we do have great products and super smart people to work with. I also understand the pressure the Sales team is under and why it feels bad to take time off. But ... More

  10.  

    Excellent culture, growing company!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Systems Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Depending on your role, they are flexible on work schedule. Great work/life balance. Even for remote employees, they try to loop you in to town hall events and meetings - they even stream them so you feel like you're sitting in the room! Great benies, competitive pay. Management seems interested in what you have to say.

    Cons

    Time off is on an accrual basis. I came from an open time off policy where you took what you needed. However, you still get an ample amount of time in your first year. You receive more as your tenure increases. Wouldn't mind seeing a more flexible pto policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work! Wonderful company and great coworkers!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    Hard working team but flexible as long as you get your job done. Very smart and talented team.

    Cons

    Processes in place that are meant to make your more efficient but can actually slow you down at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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