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Informatica Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Its an employee friendly organisation with good work life balance" (in 184 reviews)

  • "Great compensation & work culture" (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "No "cons", but since I like to work here, I need to learn how to improve my work/life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "no cons upto now very good company" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance at its best.
    Wonderful new challenging work to learn and do.
    Nice team members, always available.
    Zero tolerance for "Harassment at work".
    Many team-bonding trips and activities, many more.

    Cons

    Nothing applicable in this window.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 27, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More


  2. "Amazing Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, salary, location, people

    Cons

    tough learning curve in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    more hands-on training in the beginning instead of training videos

    Informatica Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More

  3. "Non-technical staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly and there is a good culture of collaboration. In-office environment is nice while working from home is also encouraged. Sense of rapid growth, which is exciting. Business outlook is very positive. Overall I recommend working here though there are some growing pains at the moment... see below.

    Cons

    Growth is being managed clumsily... feels like being in purgatory between small and large company issues. Examples:

    Entire teams made up of directors and senior directors who don't manage anyone. How does that work?

    Horrible delegation skills within some teams, from middle management to senior management. There are way too many bottlenecks slowing down projects simply because they won't let go of tasks that can be more effectively done by someone else. Their teams have grown, but their mindset hasn't.

    There is a large contingent of legacy thinkers. Informatica wants to be a disruptor, but many of its employees want to recreate Oracle, Sun, Dell, etc. here. It's a double edged sword because this discourages change within while deterring more innovative minds from joining.

    Somehow, despite having a legacy feel, there is a ridiculous amount of miscommunication, weak project management, and poor resource allocation more like you'd find in a start up. They need more strategic innovators with process-oriented people to execute. They have the reverse here.

    These factors cause a lot of unnecessary frustration and stress in projects but on the whole I'm optimistic it will improve with time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving growth but be mindful about HOW you're growing.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 15, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sorry state of affairs at once great company"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great yesteryear products that the "new blood" is ruining.

    Cons

    Fixes need to happen at the top. When you have management without strong background moved up the ladder and favoritism take place, the company runs to the ground. Spending on marketing and coming up with new logos does not reinvent a company. Long timers at the company are forced out or leave on their own and there is really no strong technical talent left. Really sorry to hear employees making a pretense that things are great.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new management. Stop getting HR to reply that things are great.

    Informatica Response

    Sep 11, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your experience did not go as... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "It is what it is"

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    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

    Really great place if you are white.

    Cons

    Particularly in sales its very white. Regardless of division the higher you go the whiter it becomes. They aren't racist like the klan but more there are relationships amongst them that provide opportunities for each other that people not in that circle miss out on.

    Advice to Management

    You aren't much different from most of Silicon Valley so not sure what could change. It is what it is.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 23, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. I’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's a paycheck and nothing more for Admins"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice open floor plan
    Easy going coworkers
    Loads of parking
    Nice cafe next door that is subsidized
    Some mentoring of new admins
    Free fresh fruit once or twice a week and free snacks (chips and pistacio nuts)
    Free continental breakfast on Fridays (donuts, bagels, boiled eggs and fruit)
    Charging stations for hybrid electric cars

    Cons

    Background check took too long due to the temp agency screwing up so they rescinded the offer and then once the background check cleared they re-offered. Asked if this is the norm and was informed that it is and has happened to a number of contractors. Old laptops that are heavy brick like Lenovo models. Some employees have laptops that are four years old! That is ancient in the tech world. On boarding for contractors is a very painful process with even getting access to some systems needed.
    No flexible work schedule for the administrative staff even when they have long and challenging commutes.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the temporary agency that you use to do your background checks if they continuously mess up and delay things. Your offering, rescinding and then re-offering does not provide a positive experience for the contractor. Setup things before the admin starts and give them access to all systems they need to do their job effectively.
    We work in a global 24/7 environment and you expect the admins to be available at any given time yet you won't allow them a flexible schedule. Working one day a week from home isn't going to throw off the whole system. Get rid of the at their manager's discretion as we all know some managers are like mini tyrants to their admin staff.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 15, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "An overall amazing experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I truly love working for this company. OI feel that I am able to grow here with Informatica and I wish to continue my career with the folks here. My manager is by far one of the most amazing people I have ever worked for. I am allowed a flexible schedule and am trusted that I will get my job done. I feel as a professional my judgement and work ethic is trusted through continual delivery of my work.

    Cons

    When management went from Public to Private I feel a lot of good people were lost or let go and the drive to become a public company again seems like the driving force. It felt like a company who cared to a company who wants to make profits and sometimes it make s out futures as employees a little more unstable.

    Informatica Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always learning - whether technical or soft skills. Energetic people. Never a dull day.

    Cons

    Need better performance feedback process in place.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more guidance/insight from upper management. We hear/see everyone quarterly but then they go silent. We are at a critical time in our company - preparing to go public/be sold. Mgmt needs to be more visible to keep the team energized. Being silent makes people be cautious/concerned.

    Informatica Response

    Jun 27, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More


  9. "Company culture"

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    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

    Pros

    The people at Informatica foster a culture which promotes teamwork, positivity and success. Kindness comes naturally. Collaboration is the norm. Fantastic place to work!

    Cons

    None. I haven't experienced anything negative while working here.

    Informatica Response

    Jun 27, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More


  10. "Refreshing Tech Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent growth opportunities
    - Competitive salary
    - Industry leading product line
    - Great work environment
    - Unlimited PTO

    Cons

    - Poor on-boarding training
    - Lack of training consistency

    Informatica Response

    Jun 27, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your experience with Informatica. We’d like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. At Informatica, we not only want to empower our customers to... More


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