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Informatica Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
437 Reviews
4.2
437 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
349 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life Balance: One of the best IT companies in Bangalore I have seen (in 67 reviews)

  • Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Cool Intern Events (Movies, Amusement Park, A's game)
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Should've been a Giants game.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    About Inofrmatica

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    Supportive Management Team. Not rude and nice to their people in most of the cases

    Cons

    Some Politics, although it is not a lot . We should discourage it and keep the environment clean to breath.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open door policy alive and call the lowest level employees also for their one on one

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best companies I've worked at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The products do what they are supposed to, the people are great and professional, the pay is competitive, the culture is friendly...honestly, it has everything you want in a company.

    Cons

    I personally find it a bit unfair when bonuses are tied to objectives that are completely out of your control (i.e. utilization for those in positions that don't control staffing or business development).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Informatica has historically done a good job of allowing for a good work-life balance. However, now that we are a billion dollar company, we need to make sure that processes, requirement certification/training, etc. are enforced in a way that people feel that can do work during work times and not during personal time. That is, if utilization is tied to bonuses but certification and other activities are considered overhead, you are forcing a great percentage of the people to do work during their personal time to protect their money. It's fine if people choose to do more than 40 hours a week of work, but by tying money into the mix, some people may feel that they are forced into a situation where they have to do this. This is a challenging problem to solve, but this needs to be handled carefully or else people will lose sight of the value of training/certification or the employees become disgruntled because their well being is being threatened.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Blah Company with Blah People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Operations
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Operations

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Nice looking office, corporate experience, big name on resume

    Cons

    Boring, not innovative, bad pay, nothing cutting edge, treat employees like cogs in a machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it fun!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    It's not crazily paced. Fair compensations. People are friendly with each other. Good environment to work.

    Cons

    Cafe food is not good. Not much exciting talks from outside field experts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more sharp engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    There is a flexible work environment and benefits are fair/good. I've learned a lot but every accomplishment has been by sheer determination and perserverance.

    Cons

    People do not work together, cross organizations or cross department. There is a mindset to only focus on your quarterly goals not the goals of the organization or company. There are multiple teams working on the same deliverables and no communication or alignment. It may be a different experience if you work at headquarters - but in this day and age a company should be better skilled at engaging, supporting and including remote employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring together teams to focus on corporate objectives. Help to establish clear roles, responsibilites and hand-offs. Communicate regularly on top initiatives - what they are and how an organization supports or is responsible for these.
    Invest in better systems and tools to help employees do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Career Move for Me, Great first year!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Management is very supportive. Leadership is very good. There is a great emphasis on training and development. There is both guidance and autonomy. I have learned a number of skills that have added to my success.

    Cons

    I would like to see a greater emphasis on building improvements into PowerExchange, especially in the area of supporting different database environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see support for additional databases built into PowerExchange CDC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Management, Great Teams, Great Culture and Great World class products!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding Leadership
    Excellent Benefits and Salaries
    Tremendous Work ethic
    Diversified Product lines
    Career Advancement Opportunities
    Training and Education

    Cons

    Amount of work load to number of resources available is not as balanced as would like but it's getting better
    With many products available the ramp up time for new employees may be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain focused
    Continue to recognize deserving employees
    Retain market leading position
    Continue cross selling products to existing customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great focus by leaders, fantastic work culture, fun to be here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Informatica has kept its focus on Data Integration, while at the same time adapting itself to how that market is evolving. There is a great informal culture that encourages innovation. It is currently at a position where it can benefit from the new trends in data integration - cloud and big data.

    Cons

    Taking a new initiative is generally encouraged, but taking it to the next level is much harder - to find organizational backing, getting resources and getting existing teams to respond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more frequent reviews of the new initiatives. Get more direct employee feedback for key focus areas, especially from people who have been around for more than 3-5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica

    Pros

    Informatica has a long history of hiring really smart people. Almost across the board, they find ways to hire the best and brightest. Expect everyone to be really smart, really helpful, and very, very polite.

    Cons

    I do not have many cons to report. If you want to try to get promoted and move up in the pecking order, you will be competing with the best and brightest.

    Informatica Response

    Dec 7, 2014Senior Employer Brand Manager

    That is a great statement and one that we have found most all Informatica employees agree on. We thank you for your contribution to our reviews and wish you the best in your current endeavors.

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