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Informatica Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
458 Reviews
4.2
458 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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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.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great environment and work/life balance. Upper management is accessible and has vision. Culture supports sharing ideas.

    Cons

    Some growth challenges with getting in place procedures and policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be accessible and listen to employee feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good experience

    • 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

    Smart people, good size company

    Cons

    Learning curve is long for new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 30, 2015VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Hi there, thanks for the comments. Not sure what part of the world or Org your in but please have a look on our Intranet for InfaEdge. It houses loads and loads of development opportunities. Please ... More

  3.  

    Overall a great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Informatica has a great position in the marketplace and I have never heard a negative word from customers about the solutions. It has a very collaborative environment and full of people who want to win and excel together. All the extended resources are more than ready to help out. They hire very smart and capable people. The work life balance is good and the compensation is very good. Senior management seems to really believe in the company and its future.

    Cons

    As the company is transitioning to become a large organization, it has sometimes lost the "smaller company" feel. It was never a small company, but you always felt like your voice was heard and had the environment of a start-up, a large start-up. Many folks come here from large companies and enjoy the smaller company environment. Don't Lose That.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As many departments are looking to grow, there needs to be more opportunity for employees rather than looking to the outside to hire. There is a fair amount of promoting from within, but take a closer look at your current personnel who have learned the products, the culture, and are familiar with teams and key player within the company. More promotion from within will reduce the turnover, which seems to be growing in the very recent past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Informatica Response

    Jan 28, 2015VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Hi there, and thank you for your comments. Your comment about internal movement is well heard and has been based on feedback from a number of employees and on Glassdoor. HR is soon to be scoping a ... More

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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Some of the best things about working at Informatica is the work and family life balance, the ability to work from home when needed, the overall values of teamwork and excellency, and the CEO has a great way of connecting with the employees and communicating the company goals.

    Cons

    More time should be spent on reflecting on current processes and discussing the most efficient ways of upgrading current workflow processes. Teams can be small and workloads can become demanding when stretched between a small team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for growth and educational growth. Hold more reviews of current workflow processes to determine how to make departments or teams operate more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 28, 2015VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for talking the time to leave us a review. We are certainly working diligently to focus on internal movement and right time feedback. The right time feedback program is close to rolling out ... More

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 26, 2015Senior 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

  7.  

    Great technology, good culture, terrific opportunities at Informatica.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support With Business Focus
    Current Employee - Sales Support With Business Focus

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    The software itself is great and the customer service is excellent, so you are very comfortable promoting it. You work hard, but it is a welcoming culture and easy to feel part of the team.

    Cons

    There are a lot of products, so it takes some time to really understand all of them when you first come on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability is a little confusing at times. It seems like there are multiple people responsible for the same thing. That is of course better than no one being accountable for things, but it can make the process of getting from point A to point B unclear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    New vacation policy hurts employees

    • 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

    Pros

    The people who have been here for years are great to work with.

    Cons

    There are several reasons this new vacation policy will never work:

    1) The opinion of Informatica employees towards this new policy was never solicited. We were suddenly sent an email in the middle of December informing us that we would no longer accrue paid time off and about how many other tech companies were doing this. Any company that does not care about the opinion of its employees will never succeed.

    2) Managers are now rubbing their hands in glee because they could use this policy to deny vacation to the people that worked for them based on "business needs"

    3) Informatica management is terribly disorganized and does everything at the last minute. Planning vacation time around their constant fire-drills will never work because they'll always need you around

    4) Under the old policy we at least earned our time off and could take them whenever we wanted. Now, since we don't earn vacation time, you have to beg for it from your boss, putting you at his mercy.

    5) Even though we have an "unlimited" vacation policy, we are still required to input it for tracking purposes. This behavior makes managers automatically assume that there are bonus incentives in place for them to ensure the least amount of vacation days consumed by their team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vacation resolution policy is fraught with problems. HR personnel informed us during several FAQ sessions that we could call upon our HR Business Partner if our manager was constantly denying us vacation. Many employees will never go this route because it is akin to reporting your manager to HR which means you risk getting yourself placed on the chopping block. The following changes are suggested:

    1) The vacation system should send a notification to the manager every 2 days reminding them to approve or deny the vacation request. If they deny, they need to clearly state the reason, and be given the chance to suggest alternate vacation days instead

    2) If the vacation request is denied, the employee should be given a chance to comment in the vacation system as to why these specific vacation days are important. Every denial event should automatically be sent to the HR Business Partner who can monitor the thread and arbitrate

    3) If after 8 days, the manager has not approved the vacation request, a workflow trigger should instantly notify the HR Business Partner who must email and call the manager

    5) The vacation system needs to have triggers in place that send HR Business Partners a notification if too few vacation days are being used by the team

    6) Institute mandatory training for managers warning them of the dangers of burning out their team.

    7) If you're serious about work-life balance, then start an award for it. Let managers who allow team members to take at least 2 continuous weeks off once per calendar year be recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation and lauded at all-hands meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 22, 2015CHRO

    As Chief HR Officer of Informatica, I’d like to present why we moved to a new no-cap FTO policy.
    The no-cap FTO policy was put into place to provide employees with more flexibility to juggle work
    ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    SEEMS great, but really not a good environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Full set of IVT training
    Sr Mgmt talks a good game

    Cons

    Completely unstructured
    Horrible lower-level management
    Work-life balance seems good (work-from-home) but they really expect you to work like a dog
    No career growth plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively manage the training and progress of people at higher levels, rather than just assuming lower-level managers will properly manage training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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