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Updated February 15, 2017
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Informatica Chief Executive Officer Anil Chakravarthy
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  • Work life balance could be challenge during release time ( manageable with good plan ) (in 28 reviews)

  • The current privatization will reduce interest in R&D and bring down cost cutting everywhere (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineering at Cloud BU"

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New management in Cloud team is very fair and each individual is very well recognized and rewarded for his/her work. New management is very knowledgeable in Software processes and always strives for new innovative ideas and concepts. The Cloud team is motivated under the guidance of management and Organization has great direction in alignment with company goals. I see myself working here for a long time and will definitely recommend this company and the Cloud Organization in particular for others.

    Cons

    Being honest, I don't see any downside here.

    Informatica Response

    Mar 24, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Wow. Thank you very much for your review! It is especially gratifying because Cloud is so important to the future of data integration and quality, so to hear such praise for and from someone on our ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Transformative Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Level of Talent, Collegial Atmosphere, Great Facilities, Professional Development, Opportunities for Growth, Culture of Excellence, Current Transformation in Marketplace, Market Leadership, Strong Product Portfolio

    Cons

    The current pace of change might not be for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and support your employees in every way as they help to effect the change you're seeking!

    Informatica Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your kind words and your review. We definitely intend to "stay the course" and support our people as we become the premier Cloud data management company in the world. We appreciate your ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Principle Curriculum Developer/Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Curriculum Developer/Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Curriculum Developer/Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Informatica sits at the nexus of the data center. It handles all data that must move among apps, to customers, partners, employees, governance, and data warehousing.

    Cons

    Company is struggling as it transitions from perpetual license revenue model to subscription model.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in true believers, not just professionals that only look at numbers.

    Informatica Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review of Informatica. While the pivot to SaaS has its challenges, so far we are meeting them successfully and continue to rack up awards for innovation and customer service, most ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Partner Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager
    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear strategy for the INFA channel business. Clear direction from new Partner Ecosystem SVP that is well respected in the software business by top partners.

    Cons

    We seem understaffed but clear investment and focus on growing the channel business.

    Advice to Management

    Provide necessary investment to a strategy that is clear and working with our new SVP.


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Product. Well placed in market

    Cons

    Lots of churn. Management can't make up mind and stick to a plan for long

    Advice to Management

    Give a strategy more time before abandoning it for the next great thing


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Oh, what used to be...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Informatica was a hidden gem in Silicon Valley. A successful, welcoming, open company with a culture that rivaled tech giants. Most of the people still there are incredible folks. A great company is made from great people. The technology is amazing, always a leader.

    Cons

    Executive and senior leadership team are the most uninspiring people I have come to see. They do not understand the valley, the technology, the people, or anything for that matter. They took away what mattered the most and treated the best people as after thoughts. It's no wonder there was a mass exodus. Can people be successful here? Sure, if you play office politics. It's not anger than former employees have, it's disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Get clear on what you're doing and stop lying to people. You cower in a veil of false transparency when in reality, you yourself know you don't care. The least you can do is be open about it. Also, when people ask you what the vision you have is, don't go off into a tangent about how you're from a rough neighborhood, how everybody is family, how loyalty is everything when you have done nothing to earn it and you've been at one place your entire career.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting times at Informatica"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is laser focused on helping companies use their valuable data to their maximum advantage - bringing a full suite of both new and improved products to market.

    New Informatica Partner Program is spot on. Some of the best most engaged partners I've seen in many years

    New Leadership is Strong. CEO is just the guy we need during this leg of the Journey

    Cons

    Wish we could have re-purposed some of the talent we had to let go in the RIF.

    Advice to Management

    So focused!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. People are genuinely nice and cooperative and director/senior management doesn't macro manage
    2. New leadership has an open door policy and is trying to keep it honest
    3. Less stress, option of working from home and no restriction in taking off days

    Cons

    1. New leadership is struggling to define a company perspective, if it's a 100% software product company or a company who wants to partner with their client in business strategy and become part of their journey in business success.
    2. Different groups within the org. works in silos, big gap between sales, strategy and product development
    3. There are people in the leadership who has very little clue about the ground reality and what the market is looking for

    Advice to Management

    1. Try to strategies and manage the company as one and fill in the gaps within different groups like sales and strategy
    2. Do more research and value proposition when buying another company or product as recent buys are making no sense and hard to sell to the client

    Informatica Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about working with Informatica. We have been emphasizing the concept of One Informatica for the last year, and will continue to work to unify ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Is Informatica a good place to work?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Great products/solutions. Good pay. Good people

    Cons

    Privatization causing revolving door of senior leaders making it a job but not a career environment

    Advice to Management

    I loved working for Informatica but the persistent changes in leadership have driven morale to a low point. People and innovative R&D are the KPIs that should be focused on if you plan to survive

    Informatica Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    In answer to your headline question, "Yes!" We are definitely focused on innovative R&D - Gartner rates us a "Leader" in six enterprise data categories, and we just won 11 awards for excellence at ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Mess with Texas?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, caring employees, team oriented work atmosphere, and I love what I do, but executive team is no where in sight other than our CEO. We need stronger leaders onsite, but do love our CEO and think he is fantastic and thriving in his new role as CEO and love seeing his smiling face amongst us regulars.

    Cons

    Executive team is completely new other then our CEO, which is the only relief in this qualm I am struggling with. How can a Redwood City based company function with most of it's executive team residing in Texas and elsewhere? Are we planning on moving HQ to TX? There are plenty of suitable candidates at home here in the bay area, this is not smart in my humble opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire an executive team based in the Bay Area. I do not like this new model and it is a just a matter of time before I pack my "bags" like the handful of others that have done just that.

    Informatica Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. Our point of view is that Informatica is not a California company, we are a global company. Our headquarters may be in the Bay Area, and our executive team has stated that ... More



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