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Informatica Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Professional services"

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    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


  2. "Good Place to work but bad initial training"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workplace
    Free Food
    Friendly Management and seniors

    Cons

    Should first train employees well and then put work load on them.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Work life balance.

    Cons

    less salary, not very high tech

    Advice to Management

    No any thing specific. mm


  4. "Place to work for."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance .. Lots of things to learn .. good place for growth.

    Cons

    Micro Management. Upper management are not very innovative. They keep their vintage style of working.

    Advice to Management

    Be trendy and hire some intelligent people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very collaborative global environment

    Cons

    Politics may stand in the way of doing great business


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on the latest technology

    Cons

    Politics in management, only senior members get to go to US.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Your mileage will really vary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - compensation is competitive
    - work can be rewarding if given the right opportunities which there are depending on product group and role

    Cons

    - shotgun performance incentives with no options etc means lack of incentive for go-getters - there are coasters
    - no career growth and lack of recognition for my particular position in my particular group
    - some management have a very unbalanced upward management vs downward management strategy

    Advice to Management

    - more performance based compensation
    - care more deeply about your teams
    - be much much more focused on product offerings
    - do what you say more often than not
    - collaborate better across product groups

    i know we can continue to improve, and i care that we do

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Could go either way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    - Great group of employees at the lower/first tier management level
    - Strong base of customers
    - Positioned to take advantage of the data world

    Cons

    - Privatization caused almost the entire C-level suite to leave
    - Right now company is trying to figure out exactly what direction to go
    - A lot of attrition of great people to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Stop working so hard on cost cutting and start working on retention

    Informatica Response

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

    Informatica has outperformed our goals this year to date, and industry analysts rate us #1 in the six industry categories in which we compete. Informatica employees on Glassdoor rate our senior... More


  9. "Tax Technology Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Technology Specialist in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Tax Technology Specialist in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here you can manage your work life balance. People Oriented company.

    Cons

    Very less interactions with other teams. Lacks people networking events.

    Advice to Management

    Should have more interactions with other teams. The CSR activity should be done at company level not at team levels.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of opportunity to make an impact"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Some managers a great and super inspiring
    - Nice family environment
    - Nice campus
    - Decent food

    Cons

    - A lot of the good talent has recently left the company

    Advice to Management

    - Find a way to make day to day work more exciting with cross functional team collaboration that is relevant to work

    Informatica Response

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

    We appreciate your review and sharing your ideas about working at Informatica. Our turnover recently has, in fact, been at or below industry norms. Part of this is due to the positive features you... More


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