Informatica – Chicago, IL
Our Company Informatica is the worlds number one independent provider of data integration software. Thousands of organizations around the world rely… Informatica
I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 10 years)
Market leading data management software company with strong market presence and customer base. Solid core products and used to have good people to work with on the front lines.
Open source software is more agile and Informatica is playing catchup in the big data world. Recent development has been stagnant and some of the tertiary software is quite buggy. Bloated software portfolio makes it difficult to be deep enough in all opportunities. SC's need to rely on specialists. No real opportunities for advancement on the tech side. Hasn't had any real leadership in worlwide field operations in years. Can't trust upper management after being told repeatedly that the company wasn't going to go private. Upper management getting rich off of stock options and stock grants while everyone else fails to benefit from buyout. Equity in the newly private company was not spread to all employees. Only offered to mid-level management and higher. Also, no retention bonuses mean that the company is bleeding experienced and successful people in sales and pre-sales.
Advice to Management
Stop destrying the culture of Informatica by running off the people who made it what it is. A ton of tribal knowledge has already either been shown the door or left on their own. New CEO has no background other than being given a job by 'the sponsors' and there is no trust in upper management.