Informatica
3.8 of 5 284 reviews
www.informatica.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Informatica Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 284 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(228 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance"
    in 12 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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    Technical Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsEvery thing is good so far

    ConsEvery thing is good so far

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing as of now. good so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent experience and great work culture

    Senior Leader (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat Work Culture and fantastic people. Good work life balance and very senior leaders and managers

    ConsThe company has to be more open between different groups in Bangalore and USA

    Advice to Senior ManagementSharing more information with engineers is required to gain trust

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsLots 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood product, great people, great culture

    Consmanagement keep changing, creates confusion to engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros* Growing oppurtunities
    * Good Vision/ Mission
    * Great communication

    Cons* Number of vacation days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Informatica VP Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review Jun 26, 2014 EditDelete
    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
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    Cloud strategy headed nowhere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome coworkers in sales, lots of bonding...team events, networking, dinners, training to help you do your job.

    ConsAfter many turnovers and reorg...still there is no strategy or stability for cloud. There was also huge problems with marketing leadership, with very very poor results on leads, discontent among the team, and emotional outbursts which is highly unprofessional!!! (thankfully, that marketing leader left the company). Even with sales where everyone gets along, bad decisions were made. Very little sales enablement done for new releases, and much confusion everywhere. New sales guys have they're hair on fire with no help being given. Everyone is spending more time managing up than doing work. The startup culture of cloud has died. New cloud management is not doing it's job. So many product defects exist that its hard for SCs to build functioning demos. Some positive work has come out of the new marketing leader but lots more need to be done. Instead of spending time selling, sales now have to help promote webinars !!! And hit increasing quotas at the same time!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCloud mgmt is spending their time building powerpoints to manage up, instead of doing needful work. Too many VPs in status meetings, alignment meetings, and on escalation emails instead of focusing on their job. Thanks for ruining a once great company steadily over the years...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Senior Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat Products, very smart people

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place to work, not too many politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenerally doing a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not happy with company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    Prosbenefits, training, compensation, office culture

    Consbad managers, no growth potential

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Informatica VP Global Talent Acquisition responded to this review Jun 19, 2014 EditDelete
    Thank you for taking the time to comment. Sorry to hear you left the company. Id love the opportunity to understand what happened. I can be reached at bcook@informatica.com if your open to discussing ... More
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    Good Company & Great place to work

    Senior Director (Former Employee)
    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 Senior ManagementGreat job overall.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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