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Informatica Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
297 Reviews

3.8
297 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night (in 42 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 13 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Products, very smart people

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Aug 16, 2014Sr. Global Talent Attraction Manager

    We are glad to hear from you, and yes, we do have great products and super smart people to work with. I also understand the pressure the Sales team is under and why it feels bad to take time off. But ... More

  2.  

    Excellent culture, growing company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Systems Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Depending on your role, they are flexible on work schedule. Great work/life balance. Even for remote employees, they try to loop you in to town hall events and meetings - they even stream them so you feel like you're sitting in the room! Great benies, competitive pay. Management seems interested in what you have to say.

    Cons

    Time off is on an accrual basis. I came from an open time off policy where you took what you needed. However, you still get an ample amount of time in your first year. You receive more as your tenure increases. Wouldn't mind seeing a more flexible pto policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not happy with company

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, training, compensation, office culture

    Cons

    bad managers, no growth potential

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jun 19, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    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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  5.  

    Too much mediocrity/politics

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - attempts at homegrown innovation somewhat successful.
    - focus on fun-culture kicking in.
    - india lab is becoming strong product voice

    Cons

    - no opportunity to learn new technologies on-the-job.
    - too much fun - too little 'great work'.
    - Worried company may not remain relevant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work! Wonderful company and great coworkers!

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hard working team but flexible as long as you get your job done. Very smart and talented team.

    Cons

    Processes in place that are meant to make your more efficient but can actually slow you down at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with smart people

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent pay, smart people and good technology

    Cons

    sales culture is oppressive and highly impersonal; culture is overly focused on quarterly sales and earnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward innovations, disrupt your markets and stop only focusing on earnings.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite good but can be way better

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture

    Cons

    less use of new upcoming technology or open source, less focus on R&D, much of maintenance work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have more perks, should consider giving training to new employees since its difficult to imagine different use-cases, the product tackles, especially in case of enterprise product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Professional Services

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a consultant working for the company that makes the software (Informatica software), the clients give you more respect than consultants working from other firms
    You have all the top-notch learning tools at your disposal, along with access to very experienced professionals

    Cons

    - Extremely high expectations from Clients, since you are working for the company that makes the software
    - The professional services (consulting) team wasn't that big at the time I worked there, so in any client engagement, you are probably only one of two or at most three people from Informatica - you don't really get to know your coworkers well, except for training classes or conventions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize more internal employee engagement, get-to-know-your-coworkers activities to bring all employees of the consulting team together (from around the country). We have to ask each other questions via email a lot, and yet we do not know each other in person. It can get awkward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jun 11, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thank you for providing your feedback. It's great to hear that you had such a positive experience working at Informatica--feeling highly respected and valued by clients, with access to top ... More

  10.  

    Good products

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solutions are on the right track but GTM is not.

    Cons

    Management very old school.. needs to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Apr 25, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking to the time to provide feedback. Informatica is a growing company, and as such enhancing a number of GTM approaches. New markets certainly highlight new opportunities to improve ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Culture is in Flux

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits - 401(k), medical, dental, vision, etc.
    Great co-workers.
    Ability to work from home.
    Nice new office in Redwood City.

    Cons

    Marketing upper management laid people off then immediately backfilled those positions (illegal?) which created a sense of mistrust and unease. People were eager to throw each other under the bus, but very slow to make decisions in fear that they would misstep. People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance. Low productivity and morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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