Informatica Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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)

    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, 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

  2. Regional Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly Team (both local and virtual), a recognised name, lots of marketing support for pipeline generation. Wide range of offerings to speak with customers and prospects about

    Cons

    detached management, lack of understanding in the US about time challenges in EMEA. No real direction in some areas of the business, lack of clear and clarified comms from SMT/Board

    Advice to Management

    listen to your team, and if asking for feedback ACT on it

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company but poor sales and marketing leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, great product engineering
    Loyal customer base
    Enormous market potential, well positioned as a leader in growing market
    Cloud presents a huge opportunity which is exciting
    Generally positive culture of people, most attempt to be good and do the right thing if they can
    Informatica has continued to grow despite its problems in some key areas

    Cons

    Massive turnover in sales for at least 2-3 years now, 30%-70% per year depending on region and role
    Frustration in sales is pretty intense
    Marketing is antiquated at best and has totally missed the boat on possibilities to expand the Informatica brand and lead the market in the new world of data. Our competition smokes us in field marketing and using innovative and fresh techniques to reach new markets and buyers.
    The more industrious sales people do a lot of their own marketing, build their own contact systems and buy tools to deliver fresh messages to new markets to do what marketing has not bee able to do
    The sales infrastructure is broken. The system was so broken this year in 2015 that salespeople got a standard draw in Q1 since sales operations and finance couldn't figure it out.
    Sales Operations leadership is the archetype of what not to do in business, bonus and comp plans are unclear in many cases, are not well thought out and are misleading
    Informatica doesn't integrate its own data well at all. Our CRM system is a mess.
    Sales and marketing leadership reacts, thinks short term and cripples sales by being disruptive and desperate for quick results. Sales management does the best it can but these issues all stem from the top and in trying to accommodate so many political agendas in the company

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the privatization of Informatica is a good thing because it will give the company an opportunity to kick out the old guard and bring in new sales and marketing leadership so the company can shatter its political silos and fulfill its true potential.

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  5. Company on solid foundation but the future will be challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, strong product leadership

    Cons

    The variety of products result in a fragmentation of the customer base. It's hard to describe who Informatica caters to in an organization.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and focus.

  6. IPS Senior Consultant

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

    I have been working at Informatica

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work.
    Can learn variety of Informatica tools.
    Free food in the afternoon and night.
    Very young professionals, great tools.

    Cons

    Only for IPS India
    1. IPS Consultants are not focussed on specific skills, they are randomly used in any of the projects.
    2. No consisten policies across countries.
    3. The only motto of management is cost cutting.
    4. No good hikes in IPS compared to R&D.
    5. No team events except once a year one.
    6. IPS higher management doesn't have previous professional services experience due to this they can't contribute any way to team.
    7. Travel policy - Looks like management is making lot of money using travel agents and squeezing employees. They need to clean this.
    8. No deep technical knowledge other than Informatica tools for most of the team and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent hikes like R&D as this is revenue generation org.
    Improve team working culture.
    Cleaning travel policy and reducing cost which are incurred thru travel agents.
    More team events.

  7. I like them

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Informatica

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

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    None - I've been very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  8. Senior Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People friendly environment. You can make friends from almost every department. Definitely great work life balance.

    Cons

    It took over 10 years for the company to change from $200M revenue to $1 billion. Great products however too diversified. Cloud subscription is the key to success.

    Informatica Response

    Apr 22, 2015VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. We are certainly heading into exciting times with opportunity around every corner. Cloud will certainly play a big part in our continued success. I couldn't ... More

  9. Nice Company Going through Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Good variety of products
    Good facilities
    nice Salary
    short term Onsite opportunity

    Cons

    due to privatization company is going through turmoil.

    Informatica Response

    Apr 27, 2015Sr HRBP

    Hi There - Good to hear that you are quite positive about the company; thanks for taking time out to share the same.

    We do see that you are concerned about some of the recent changes , I would
    ... More

  10. Senior Technical Support Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Positive environment
    Management has ears and listens to employees
    Pay scale on par with Industry

    Cons

    Being a small company, career growth might be slow and people working here may not even realize that!

    Advice to Management

    Should guide employees on career development!

  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Product Specialist

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work/home life balance depends on the group you work with.

    Cons

    Work is not a seasonal thing at support

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