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Informatica Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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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 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A company who cares about me and my family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program 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 have never worked for a company who really allowed me to put my family first until I worked for Informatica. I am allowed a flexible schedule so that I can balance my family and work life as I need to. My managers trust me, know that I am loyal and stand behind me in my decisions as a SME. I am constantly challenged and able to pick up new skills. I am allowed the opportunity to bring an idea to the table and my management trust me in order to make it happen from review, testing to implementation. Overall I feel more valued.

    Cons

    All the recent changes, from management to our internal programs.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the changes. We went from Public to Private, then internal programs have changed to save money, layoffs, etc. We need to let the waters calm before we rock the boat again.

    Informatica Response

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

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experience of working with Informatica. Change is part of the DNA of Silicon Valley, and Informatica is changing in order to maintain our leadership in the ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "New leadership, united to reinvent a solid company"

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited potential to make a difference -- very exciting and critically important sector - enterprise data management. Uplifting facilities, open door policy, strong IT support. After significant turnover on executive staff in early 2016, leadership is now solid and united.

    Cons

    Pivot to cloud/subscription model is hard. Pockets of cultural resistance to change from old timers. As a private company, no stock plan for the rank and file. Under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    As soon as the numbers allow, hire more producers. We have enough leaders, we need doers to spread the workload.

    Informatica Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    We appreciate your review and your comments. You may have noticed that the number of opportunities has increased recently, so help is on the way. We will continue to build our Company as resources ... More


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Inept Biz Dev Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health and dental benefits. Unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Inexperienced Business Development management team leadership promotes poor working environment and low team morale. No formal training-figure it out yourself. No incentive to excel and exceed earnings targets. High turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management - clean house and bring in seasoned BDM's and Managers.


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  5. "Informatica Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Generally nice people to work with

    Cons

    Zero visibility into management decisions, incentive misalignment between top management and the employees.

    Informatica Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    It is regrettable that you have a negative view of Informatica. Our senior leaders conduct regularly scheduled All-Hands meeting where they share our vision and strategy and everyone can ask ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great West Coast Company that Desperately Needed East Coast Discipline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is Great
    Benefits are Great
    Respect for Individual

    Cons

    Too Many People that have Entitlement Mentality
    West Coast People do not appreciate how good they have it here

    Advice to Management

    Create Performance Reviews to weed out those who are not contributing at the level needed to move company to the next level

    Informatica Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and your thoughts about working with Informatica. We do have annual performance reviews, and have had for several years now. If you and your manager have not had these ... More


  7. 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


  8. "Professional Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, top customers, Leaders in data management space

    Cons

    Not Many Long-term projects affects skills of the consultant.

    Advice to Management

    More training

    Informatica Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thanks for your comments. Have you checked out the training available on our internal INFAedge learning portal? It's available on your single sign-on menu and has courses, recordings, downloadable ... More


  9. "Informatica"

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

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

    Pros

    Robust product line - all top rated by Gartner and Forrester
    Smart, motivated people
    Customer focused - rated #1 in Customer Loyalty for 10th year in a row
    Well positioned for growth
    Accessible management who communicate regularly

    Cons

    It can take a long time for some new products to be developed to fill gaps
    Reluctance to acquire hot new technologies to fill those gaps

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind to buy vs. build for hot new technologies

    Informatica Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and sharing your thoughts about Informatica. You can be sure that we explore all options when it comes to leading the dynamic data management industry. We appreciate your ... More


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Death Spiral - Worst Management Team in Silicon Valley"

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

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

    Pros

    There are still a few very dedicated, good people that work at INFA. The Redwood City location is convenient and the campus is very nice.

    Cons

    The current management team has completely destroyed the culture and spirit of the company. The senior management team is the most unqualified, incompetent senior management team in the valley. They simply do not have a good understanding of the business and treat the long term employees with disrespect. The business is tanking and they don't know how to get the company back going in the right direction. They mistakenly under-estimated the value of the existing senior management team and let them go when the company went private. It has been a very sad demise.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the current senior management team, they are not capable of returning the company to the success it experienced prior to going private.

    Informatica Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Informatica leads the industry – both in market share and analysts’ evaluations of our innovation and leadership in the growing data management market – and our senior team is integral in setting the ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons to working for Informatica"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Lead in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Lead in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have had the pleasure of working with

    Cons

    Currently in an era of massive unheaval with the move from a public company to a private company as well as many, many changes in senior management makes it hard to get your footing.

    Advice to Management

    Too many changes that directly impact my bottom line makes me anxious and unhappy

    Informatica Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experience working with Informatica. While there are many changes underway, they are part of our Mission to be the leading data management company in the ... More


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