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"Know the position well before you consider"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Informatica full-time

Pros

-Stable company
-A 'Start-up' compared to a company the size of an IBM
-Sponsor green cards
-Been around for a long time
-Generally good people

Cons

-Boring and antiquated looking s/w
-Management is about 2 generations removed and needs to stop behaving like they are school teachers and their team are children who need to be disciplined
-Your manager can make or break you
-Very slow moving company
-Strategy is similar a giant - grow by acquisition, which causes too many different cultures to co-exist , not necessarily harmonious, and no real company 'culture', although they are trying very hard

Advice to Management

Rebrand, Make it look new and shiny and get more fresh talent in the company. Promote on merit NOT on time spent in the company. What age are we in? 1950s?

Informatica Response

Jun 7, 2013 – Vice President International Human Resources

Thanks for your review. I hope you have been able to see some of our videos and keynotes from IW13 - they are available here ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Informatica

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informatica (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, probably the best package I've ever had. The engineers I worked with were some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    Some of the worst management I have ever experienced. The company seemed to be intent on growing their offshore unit rather than addressing the issues at hand. Others have commented on the weight of personal relationships rather than results as a driver, an observation I would have to concur with.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know your direct reports and treat them like the professionals they are.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic, stressful environment with bad managers and no career growth opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Officce location is nice at the water

    Cons

    Bad managers no career opportunities no interesting things to work on

    Informatica Response

    Jun 7, 2013 – Vice President International Human Resources

    Thanks for your review - Its really helpful to get this feedback and we are doing everything we can to make sure that we continue as one of the happiest Silicon-Valley based companies. We are glad ... More

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