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"Innovation no where to be found...great at keeping the lights on though!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director Engineering in Redwood City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Diverse and global team
Best in class products

Cons

Politics - too many business units and not enough centralized product strategy and focus
Not enough cross product/group sharing and collaboraiton
No culture or proof points of true innovation...really just adding on options and auto generation of mappings to cash cow - PowerCenter. Anything remotely innovative has been acquired technologies (e.g. B2B, Cloud apps, etc.)

Advice to Management

Mega-trends are great...though need to get serious and invest more in the ones that are deemed important. Big data is a nice 'me too' effort...time will tell how serious we are and how much of a long term player we become in this space. Same goes for Cloud...

Informatica Response

Dec 12, 2013 – Sr. HR Business Partner

I've been reading through some of the feedback- and came across yours. Firstly, Thank You for your candid feedback. It is important that all perspectives are given openly and honestly, so that we as ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Informatica

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great compensation and flexibility, but at a steep price"

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

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • financially stable, big, established company
    • market leader in data integration, great reputation in IT organizations
    • steady, logical growth through acquisitions
    • generous compensation package
    • flexible work configurations

    Cons

    • lack of logical functional organization in marketing
    • lack of transparency, accountability, creativity in marketing management
    • "this is the way we've always done it" rules the day
    • environment of fear, blame, intimidation by groupthink
    • intransigent middle management means no room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Until you finally make some changes at the middle management level, talented, experienced resources will walk out the door. Please stop surveying your employees and take action on the issues that they've already identified--time and time again. Please institute 360-degree reviews for all managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding company... best software company I have ever worked for....."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great software - Great customer service - Always on the leading edge, groundbreaking enhancements..... They focus on customer success!

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Informatica Response

    Sep 26, 2013 – Vice President International Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review - it's great to hear so much positivity about the Company - Happy selling!!

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