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Informatica Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Informatica Chief Executive Officer Anil Chakravarthy
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  • Work life balance is not good at times (in 31 reviews)

  • The current privatization will reduce interest in R&D and bring down cost cutting everywhere (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great company sitting squarely on the explosive trends and poised for success!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture! Everyone is on board to help realize the company mission - make our customers successful by helping them harness the power of their data! Great management, supportive and always helpful peers across the globe, comp and benefits at par with the best. I haven't worked at the company HQ or offices so can't say much about that.

    Cons

    None! I try not to look for things to complain as that is an addictive mindset and appreciate all the amazing things at this company!

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you're doing I.e. Drive the company towards the trends of the market and what our customers truly need to be successful. We are all in this together!

    Informatica Response

    May 23, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments and your enthusiasm. It's people like you who will ensure that we become the leading Enterprise Cloud Data Management company in the world!


  2. "Great Place to Learn, Grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Technically competent engineering leadership, a business that knows how to make money, and a fantastic market opportunity with clear leadership in vision, products, and customer loyalty

    Cons

    The largest of the engineering groups always have too many things to do, so engineers and QA are constantly moving around, always having to pay the cost of ramping up in a new area. This is highly inefficient and short sighted

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on transparency, especially if it pertains to the organization and its people. Consider how effective the incentives are for high-performing team members compared to their lower performing peers. Be patient, steadfast, and don't give up, keep truly supporting teams and give them the focus and protection to succeed.

  3. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Friendly culture, everyone is really helping

    Cons

    The only drawback i would say is Low compensation which is the reason why employees might move out.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive executives, great salary and comp package, and excellent workplace (office space, fitness center, snacks, coffee, beverages, conference rooms).

    Cons

    I can't think of anything at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  5. "Sexual harassment and lack of career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Informatica had relatively good benefits and a strong reputation in data integration.

    Cons

    During my time at Informatica a few years ago, I was sexually harassed by executives and peers. After the unwanted and unprofessional advances, I spoke to HR and management. Even though I had been promoted prior to speaking to HR and my management about the sexual harassment, I was not promoted after speaking up. I was not alone-- I spoke to other women at Informatica about their experiences with sexual harassment. I told HR in my exit interview I was leaving because of the sexual harassment and lack of advancement. After leaving Informatica, I did advance in my career and am glad I left. However, I hoped that my speaking up at Informatica would make things better for other women at Informatica. Unfortunately, I have heard/seen reviews from other women that the sexual harassment and lack of career advancement for women remains.

    Advice to Management

    I hoped my speaking up and organizational changes since my time at Informatica would change things for the better. But you still need to more clearly articulate and be accountable for how people advance in their careers. And you should have zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professional services"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    There are great people and a strong team culture.

    Cons

    Lacking the skill and tactical plan to execute the current shift in strategy so there is a lack of direction.

    Informatica Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – Talent Acquisition/HR Operations

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experiences working with Informatica. We agree that we have great people and a strong team culture here at Informatica. While we have had significant... More


  7. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong product and solution set. Has good innovation and leader in analyst reports.

    Cons

    From a cash rich firm to financial restrictions on expense and travel after going private. Unnecessary spend on logo change and purchase of new sales system.

    Advice to Management

    Good and grounded CEO. Learn to treat people as your asset.

  8. "Great compnay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica part-time

    Pros

    A great growing company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to say about cons


  9. "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Leadership, very thoughtful and investing in growing technologies. There are new challenges with new things to learn everyday. The management is great and very supportive.

    Cons

    The only drawback I can think of is the compensation. I believe other competitors offer handsome compensation. This is one reason employees might move out.

    Advice to Management

    Please revise the compensation

    Informatica Response

    Sep 19, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experiences with Informatica. We constantly benchmark our compensation against other employers and we believe our rewards are very competitive. Glassdoor... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Mismanaged Effort at Informatica."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You never feel overworked. You never have to stay too late (this may depend on your manager though).
    Regular raises keep salaries competitive.

    Cons

    Location is far from downtown Redwood City.
    Java code base is 10 years old. C++ code base dates from the mid-90's. We're stuck on Java 7 and pre-C++ 98.
    Code has many obvious bugs and performance issues but feature development is prioritized over any kind of code audit or cleanup. In practice we wait until a customer hits one of these issues before fixing them.

    Advice to Management

    Structure more interaction between PMs, architects and developers. That would avoid working on features for months that are then scrapped, and help address systematic issues with the code base that make projects take a long time.

    Informatica Response

    Oct 6, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experiences working with Informatica. Informatica has multiple products and we use combination of technologies, including Scala, Spark, Kafka, Java, Sqoop... More


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