Informatica Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    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

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

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

    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. Awesome Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with kind and smart people that are genuinely there to make Informatica the best it can be. Lots of learning opportunities and engagement with managers.

    Cons

    The company is going through a bug transition phase right now, so if change is something you are overwhelmed by, not a great company to start with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you so much for your comments. We like your description of your experience here as "awesome." We couldn't agree more. Your comments about changes are correct. (Although we believe you meant ... More


  3. Change Coming Soon

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good remote worker support and culture, very happy with the ability for employees of all levels to have a good work-life balance. HR and career development is one of the absolutely best I have seen in most companies and certainly better than all companies of their size. The products are great and there is amazing potential.

    Cons

    Lots of levels of management. Would be good for some flattening to occur of layers of managers. there are too many chiefs and not enough braves. Some of the division leads and c-level execs are not great leaders often berating employees, ignoring or just plain not listening to what their teams are saying. While HR has a great leadership development program, it seems that many of the execs have not taken it to heart. Clearly for there to be growth of employees and revenue, there are a few execs that need to go.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic. There are big bets and things that Informatica can do and should do, but we need leaders who can lead the charge and think outside the box. The company has a strange "Informatica Way" to doing things that is not respectful of the contributions of employees who would like to take things to the next level.


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  5. Great working culture.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have been with the company for close to 10 years. I have worked for many teams and the work was always challenging. Never felt like I am rusting because I stayed here for so many years. Great benefits and culture.

    Cons

    It has been bought by a private company. It may have an impact on the benefits and directions.

    Informatica Response

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

    Thank you for your comments and congratulations on your tenure. You must take great pride in knowing you have helped build the world's number one independent data integration company. Our ... More


  6. Not sure where this company went after I left

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours at the time, reasonable pay and benefits

    Cons

    No interest in individual contributors, management in flux. I don't think anyone knew what I did every day.

    Advice to Management

    Is it really the best thing for new management to just do a mass layoff in marketing, chop off heads based on job title, and then hire a new collection of people? That's what you did.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Informatica. Without knowing your exact situation, it is difficult to respond specifically. But the re-structuring in Marketing to which you refer happened ... More


  7. Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    Solid company, with a clear vision, leader in the data integration space. not too many layers within organization.

    Cons

    being taken private. otherwise, still a number of positives to working for Informatica. Need to invest more on the marketing side to raise visibility

    Informatica Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your thoughts about Informatica. We appreciate your feedback. The decision to go private was one that made sense given our strategy for ... More


  8. Infa

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexibility with working from home, benefit package is good, most likely on par with most Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Infa seems to prefer to hire from outside instead of promoting from within. Need a stronger career development program. Concern over who will stay/who will go after the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Now would be a great time to over communicate. Let people know quickly what they anticipate for employee retention so everyone can get back to business.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your thoughts about Informatica. We heartily agree about “great people to work with.” As a company we encourage promoting from within, but ... More


  9. Professional Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA

    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 products, committed management; Compassionate , smart peers, decent benefits, perks, Bonus. Great training programs. Timely appreciation for good work done.

    Cons

    Need to innovate and grow in the emerging technologies space, communications and team building events could be more frequent all be it with in a small team

    Advice to Management

    I think they have a good idea what needs to be done, Just need to execute the plan well.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. All of the "Pro's" you list certainly describe Informatica well. We are growing emerging technologies at a rapid pace. Our new Cloud and Secure@Source data security ... More


  10. Pre-Sales Specialist

    • 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Informatica is a known name among top companies globally, and is well regarded by all; makes it pretty easy to work in pre-sales! The company is run by grown ups who know how to balance an engaging and rewarding environment against the hard decisions that all companies must make in order to keep moving forward.

    Cons

    poor access to career opportunities. Inconsistent quality of middle managers. Lots of layers of management, seems like overkill.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify!

    Informatica Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time, as well as your good words about the Company and our leadership. Glassdoor reviewers give our CEO, Sohaib Abbasi, a 95% approval ... More


  11. Good products not a good place to work

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

    I worked at Informatica

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

    Pros

    They have good products and a beautiful building

    Cons

    Very cliquey environment and management not honest.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest to the employees



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