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Informatica Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
290 Reviews

3.9
290 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 exposure to software sales and technology

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

    Pros

    Work with seasoned pros in sales
    Many enablement opportunities - great sales resources
    Opportunity to sell to the largest enterprises in the world
    Sales Leadership is sound, visionary, and realistic...no cheap psych-up (most of the time)

    Cons

    Comp plan lacks incentive muscle - pay is ok, but strategically restrictive
    You're at the bottom of the pyramid, so you must be vigilant to secure reward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging a healthy blend of persistence, knowledge, and calculated risk-taking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is fun to be with a company on the up swing!

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

    Pros

    The relaxed and open workplace is a pleasure to come to each day. The company is still small enough that you can build personal and professional relationships that will last. There is room to grow your career as Informatica has as bright future ahead.

    Cons

    Ambiguity is a part of any growing organization and Informatica is not exempt. Use it to your favor and create solutions where there are gaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Mar 25, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thank you for feedback. Many employees appreciate the relaxed, open culture at Informatica and the close relationships with colleagues. It's also true that as a software company, our markets and ... More

  3.  

    Good Culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Good team culture
    Emphasis on training
    Good team and a productive environment
    Nice work space and loaded laptops.
    Pool and ping pong tables.

    Cons

    Since is located all the way in Redwood City at the Pacific Shores center, the commute is kind of taxing. Since people who are new to the Bay Area prefer to stay further down south in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, commuting to work is really bad.
    Compensation is mediocre and not top notch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Culture, compensation, benefits were all very good. They treat their sales people like gold and want them to make money. Tons of resources to help you succeed and will do what it takes to get a deal done.

    Cons

    Very tech driven with lack of go to market strategy. Too many processes for sales management that half the time mgmt didn't utilize in Salesforce. Some managers didn't have a clue how to manage a team and more spreadsheet focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a team and not just another row in your spreadsheet. Connect with individuals at a personal level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard working people but chaotic at times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    Pros

    There are quite a few smart and talented people. The work/home life balance depends on the group you work with however most people are ok if you work from home. I enjoyed the wonderful people I worked with and their dedication to the people and their job.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to not look at the data nor the issues that were presented. Additionally, abusive behavior was tolerated by managers without looking into the situation and protecting people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people when there is a pattern of bad behavior. Learn to promote within but not by tenure. Start to hire your brightest and hardest working stars that do great things for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company and environment!

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    • 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

    Pros

    The leadership is dynamic, approachable and genuine! The company has recently "re-invented" itself and is on fire! It is a truly collaborative environment. Individual contributions have an impact and are appreciated!

    Cons

    The recent changes and lots of new personnel have caused some minor internal confusion and transition issues, but am confident these will be overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great turn-around - Keep your vision strong and implement clear steps to achieve it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 30, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comment. I agree we are certainly on fire and having a lot of fun in the process.

  8.  

    Its a okay type company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Warrenville, IL
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Warrenville, IL

    Pros

    Good technology, skilled and innovative engineers, good work life balance, flexible environment, friendly and techincally sound manager. You learn a lot, there cannot be single day when you dont learn new stuff....

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not upto the mark, they need to do a survey about the cost of living in the area. The yearly apartment rent increases more than the annual raise they provide.. You can manage for couple of years considering other good stuffs, but in the long run if you need to run your family you have to think of other alternatives.

    There are one or two unprofessional guys with whom you have to deal with, mostly responsible for managing labs and support...If you are soft spoken and not a noisy employee, you are being taken for a ride, have to face obnoixious behavior and the management does not stand behind you, acts neutral.

    The immediate manager is good, friendly, does zero micro management and also technically very sound, but when it comes to work distribution, couple of selected guys are favored little more than the rest even though you had proved in the past you are good enough. Its not a major issue, but sometimes make you feel bad...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees to achieve their career goals..Give equal chance to everyone..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Of the employess, by the employees for the employees

    Current Employee - Development Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    The company is just the right size, not too big not too big. You get visbility very soon. People here are knowledgable and helpful.

    Cons

    The first and formost not such a good thing here is no free lunch. Then is the always a bit over cool air conditioning (for me).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience

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

    Pros

    Get to learn all infa technologies
    Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Average Salary
    No rrom for growth after certain level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow.

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

    Pros

    Many talented and bright individuals to be found in the company.
    Work is varied, but mostly challenging and rewarding.
    Plenty of growth opportunities.
    Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Recent compensation and incentive changes within the IPS organization has caused many talented individuals to leave.
    Underqualified management personal in the Professional Services group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent leaders or you will lose your best employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Mar 25, 2014HR Director, Business Partner

    Thanks very much for your feedback, which he have taken action on. We recently conducted an employee survey in Professional Services to get feedback from all Professional Services employees about ... More

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