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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

    Helpful (1)

    "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
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    • 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 (2)

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

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    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for corporate grinding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Informatica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great, the day-to-day life is very fun, yet incredible challenging, and there are plenty of opportunities for continuing education.

    Cons

    Office politics and a lack of leadership/direction by upper-level management and executives.

    Informatica Response

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

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time at Informatica. Our Executive team has shared our vision with regularly-scheduled All-Hands meetings, announcements and videos on our intranet, and ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Transformative Culture"

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    • 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


  7. "Great company to work with"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits are good

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Informatica Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and positive comments. We appreciate them and wish you great success.


  8. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, dedicated people, supportive leaders, helpful HR, incredible facilities spl the gym and classes.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great job

    Informatica Response

    Oct 4, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your internship here and - more importantly - that you got real value out of the experience. We look forward to seeing you back on campus again in ... More


  9. "Senior Graphic Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    'Small' but mighty tech player, teeming with bright minds. Hands down the best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Some might say it lacks a few of the 'perks' that others in the industry have grown accustomed to. (commute compensation for me).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, we're behind you!

    Informatica Response

    Jul 27, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for sharing your experiences working for Informatica and for your encouragement. We appreciate it! Best wishes for your continued success.


  10. "Product Management Lead"

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    • 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

    Pros

    An unsung massive success story in Silicon Valley, Informatica is at the center of a revolution in enterprise technology, which is all pivoting on data management. Talk about right place, right time. The culture is very collaborative and supportive, and I have enjoyed every day here since I started a little more than a year ago. The brand value and customer trust&loyalty are second to none, the compensation is very competitive, the teams work well together, and the executive team is world-class. What is not to like?

    Cons

    The dispersed nature of the dev teams (US, India and UK) makes for some very interesting (read: challenging) hours, particularly as a Product Manager, but that also results in a lot of flexibility to leverage the daytime to work out or spend time with family.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the strategy you laid out, and focus relentlessly on execution.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 1, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and your positive words. As for the challenges of scheduling time with colleagues overseas, that's the price we pay for being a truly global company. Personally, I am ... More


  11. "Principle software engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Informatica (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They provide great benefits to include professional training. The work is challenging but teaches great team skills when working with diverse locations.

    Cons

    There are times of extended long hours caused by reasons not engineering related. Communication of requirements is sometimes nebulous.

    Advice to Management

    In some cases a more extensive review of the impact of requirements could improve developers ability to deliver features.

    Informatica Response

    May 4, 2016 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review of Informatica and sharing your experience working here. We will pass along your advice regarding the communication of requirements. As for our future, recent accolades from ... More


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