Informatica
3.8 of 5 261 reviews
www.informatica.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Informatica Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(208 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work hours are brutal with no work-life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Have to go through politics when getting your idea approved (even if you are in an R & D)"
    in 8 reviews
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Great place, good people, great technologies and resources

Enterprise Sales Executive (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong product, message, marketing, access to executives is fantastic.

ConsDisparate teams leads to inconsistency and inefficient collaboration.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Informatica

ProsCulture is OK. Decent pay.

ConsNew management comes in and ruins morale...you are never valued and always replaceable. That is the mentality.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employess that have been around. They know what's best for the company not some new hot shot executive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Vice President International Human Resources responded to this review

Sep 26, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post this review - I'm sorry to hear that there are some things that we could be doing better for you - please feel free to reach out to me direcly if you would like to ... More

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood culture. Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies.

ConsManagement always changing the way various tasks are done. Only thing that is constant is change. Change is supposed to be a good thing only if the change improves a process, most of the changes done by Infa Managment doesnt improve the process but just change it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome experience

SE Intern (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Informatica as an intern for less than a year

ProsI have been working as intern for last 4 months.Very helpful collegues,Technically challenging job,Good work culture,free lunch and diner.Managers are super cool,they give proper respect to each and every employee .. be it senior or junior

ConsPackage is less. Internship pay is also lesser compared to other companies which are at par.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica is an Excellent Company to Work For.

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than a year

ProsPositive Work Environment. Career Growth Opportunities. Great People. Ideal Benefits. Nice Campus and General Location.

ConsNot as well known of a company as others in the Silicon Valley. Pay scale is more on the conservative side, but still reasonable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Vice President International Human Resources responded to this review

Apr 15, 2014

Many thanks for your comments - I'm really pleased that you seem to be enjoying your time here at Informatica!

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Informatica as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat working culture
no workload
flexible timing

ConsCTC for each employees is very varying even if they share the same designation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Sr HRBP responded to this review

Apr 15, 2014

Thanks for taking time to write this feedback; Good to know that you are happy with the culture at Informatica.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss regarding the concern you ... More

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Awesome company to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Informatica as an intern for less than a year

Prosless work pressure and very helping and friendly colleagues

Consnot yet as the company is a good place to work

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Informatica Director - Human Resources responded to this review

Apr 01, 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to know that you are enjoying your time in Informatica.
Regards,
Mathew

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A short experience with some good people

Project Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome good managers who have been here for over 10 years. Good technical knowledge.

ConsI did not feel customers were treated properly. Teams under pressure to meet sales target and work in silos.
The strategy speech sounded like an old record.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart to think strategically and hire some fresh faces in Sales very "senior" management. This company could do better after all these years delivering the same story.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Informatica Vice President International Human Resources responded to this review

Apr 15, 2014

Thanks for your comments - we really do appreciate the insight!

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Great products, poor leadership in many areas

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Informatica

ProsInteresting technology, passionate 1st line managers and ICs, decent, central location on the Peninsula, flexible with hours and decent work life balance

ConsPoor leadership, especially at the highest levels of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. Benefits are okay but not really great.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Informatica full-time for less than a year

ProsGood team culture
Emphasis on training
Good team and a productive environment
Nice work space and loaded laptops.
Pool and ping pong tables.

ConsSince is located all the way in Redwood City at the Pacific Shores center, the commute is kind of taxing. Since people who are new to the Bay Area prefer to stay further down south in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, commuting to work is really bad.
Compensation is mediocre and not top notch

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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