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Informatica Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance is getting difficult due to multiple releases parallely (in 29 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)

    "Navigating change with a strong story"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with some really smart people who are passionate about the technology and products.
    - Work environment allows flexibility in innovating and trying out new processes once you have management buy in for the idea.
    - Work-life integration
    - Strong Product road map. Position well for the future

    Cons

    - Struggling through change right now with a lot of leadership churn and looks like we will go through a cultural shift as well
    - consistency of communication is not great

    Advice to Management

    - Keep communicating through the change and get to a steady state quickly

    Informatica Response

    Nov 30, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and your suggestions. Our goal of Informatica being a great place to work and having a strong people-centric culture will not change with this transition. Our values remain ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Public and now Private"

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

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

    Pros

    Market leading data management software company with strong market presence and customer base.

    Cons

    INFA is transitioning as a private company into a subscription based business model and trying to refresh it's product set to better compete with the open source vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Include employees in an equity position to keep them motivated and loyal.

    Informatica Response

    Oct 8, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    We appreciate you taking your time to share your thoughts about Informatica. Everything you write is correct. And we definitely hear your Advice to Management. As you may have seen since your review ... More


  3. "Awesome"

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

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

    Pros

    There is very good environment and team which you would like to work with...

    Cons

    Challenge is that you will have to pay more attention to your work as there is much work load..

    Advice to Management

    Yea... managements seems to be nice and helpful in projects that you would probably come across...

    Informatica Response

    Oct 8, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thanks! We couldn't agree more... Informatica IS "awesome!" If you do feel that your work load is becoming too much, please feel free to discuss with your manager. Also note that the INFAEdge ... More


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  5. "Working at Informatica"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Partner Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Partner Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and great people. Good internal training and enablement. Good sales methodology and great system to back it up. We'll known in the market place. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication from upper management. Too many levels of management. Too many mandatory meetings. My job spent a lot of time creating reports that took away from the actual work I was supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend working there

    Informatica Response

    Aug 24, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments about Informatica, especially the part about “great people.” We couldn’t agree more! We also took note of your comment about a lack of ... More


  6. "So comfortable working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture, fun people and events, great work life balance. Positive work environment that fosters on making employees happy. The (free) gym @ HQ is a 1 minute walk away, and the (free) classes there are great. I'm happy at work and I've also been in the best shape of my life!

    Cons

    No free food. Some uncertainty due to the buyout. The technology I'm using is somewhat outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are the most productive employees, keep making that happen!

    Informatica Response

    Aug 18, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments about working with us here at Informatica. Our goal is to ensure that our teams perform at their best, so you can be sure we will continue to work at making Informatica ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Intern in Core Technology Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Informatica as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and access to sport facilities. Dynamic work environment with a high degree of integrity. Work itself is very interesting, building cutting edge data processing tools.

    Cons

    Degree of compensation could be better, not on par with some other silicon valley internship salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation for interns, in particular those with more experience, to avoid having them leave for the competition.

    Informatica Response

    Aug 12, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that the work here is interesting and that we are building cutting edge data processing tools. We work very hard to ensure that our total compensation ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great working culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for close to 10 years. I have worked for many teams and the work was always challenging. Never felt like I am rusting because I stayed here for so many years. Great benefits and culture.

    Cons

    It has been bought by a private company. It may have an impact on the benefits and directions.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 24, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments and congratulations on your tenure. You must take great pride in knowing you have helped build the world's number one independent data integration company. Our ... More


  9. "Infa"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexibility with working from home, benefit package is good, most likely on par with most Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Infa seems to prefer to hire from outside instead of promoting from within. Need a stronger career development program. Concern over who will stay/who will go after the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Now would be a great time to over communicate. Let people know quickly what they anticipate for employee retention so everyone can get back to business.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your thoughts about Informatica. We heartily agree about “great people to work with.” As a company we encourage promoting from within, but ... More


  10. "Professional Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, committed management; Compassionate , smart peers, decent benefits, perks, Bonus. Great training programs. Timely appreciation for good work done.

    Cons

    Need to innovate and grow in the emerging technologies space, communications and team building events could be more frequent all be it with in a small team

    Advice to Management

    I think they have a good idea what needs to be done, Just need to execute the plan well.

    Informatica Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review. All of the "Pro's" you list certainly describe Informatica well. We are growing emerging technologies at a rapid pace. Our new Cloud and Secure@Source data security ... More


  11. "Pre-Sales Specialist"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Informatica is a known name among top companies globally, and is well regarded by all; makes it pretty easy to work in pre-sales! The company is run by grown ups who know how to balance an engaging and rewarding environment against the hard decisions that all companies must make in order to keep moving forward.

    Cons

    poor access to career opportunities. Inconsistent quality of middle managers. Lots of layers of management, seems like overkill.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify!

    Informatica Response

    Jul 22, 2015 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Marketing & Employer Branding

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time, as well as your good words about the Company and our leadership. Glassdoor reviewers give our CEO, Sohaib Abbasi, a 95% approval ... More


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