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Informatica Reviews

Updated 22 September, 2014
Updated 22 September, 2014
344 Reviews
3.9
344 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
277 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night (in 42 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Have to go through politics when getting your idea approved (even if you are in an R & D) (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Informatica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work with "big data" and acquire skills that are demanded in the industry.
    Co-workers and managers are knowledgeable and very team oriented.
    Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful place to work nearing deadlines.
    The first couple weeks of the job could be difficult as there is a lot to learn about the products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good software company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexible organization, doesn't micro-manage, lots of flexibility in roles, good products. The organization is in a good space for a software company, and it has a lot of growth potential

    Cons

    Internal systems need improving, some stronger integration between different business units would help in growing the scope of their opportunities in the data management space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A full push on moving from a tools company to a solution company is a must if the comany is to continue the growth expected as an organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Inferior Product Portfolio and In Difference towards Product Quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Delivery Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Delivery Manager

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries are good. Working from home is promoted

    Cons

    It is challenging to implement inferior products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, good people, great technologies and resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disparate teams leads to inconsistency and inefficient collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    On and Off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    Culture is OK. Decent pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Sep 26, 2013Vice President International Human Resources

    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

  7.  

    Job Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the better places to work in bay area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Informatica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Small company culture with a friendly & fun atmosphere. In general the company focuses on execution and getting things done. There is good work life balance and a healthy stream of team building events. Good amount of training and personal growth opportunities available. Flexibility in moving around and relocating to the right team and project.

    Cons

    Some amount of saturation in mid-management and at times the decision making has been lethargic that has resulted in loss of momentum. There have been technical missteps around some of the projects over the years and folks have been slow to own up to that and correct them as it requires rocking the boat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good pay, productive but relaxed culture, lots of workshops and seminars, nice and smart people.

    Cons

    Project completion can sometimes be slow because of lack of decision from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make (good) decisions faster for more productivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place for if You're Mid-Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Informatica as an intern

    Pros

    Surrounded by great people and as the company fights to grow at a rapid pace, there should be a lot of work to be done. People are top quality though. Very smart, considerate, and organized. The work-life balance is great as along as you get your work done.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are too slow. It does have a slight corporate feel to it and limited resources to help you out in accomplishing your goals. There's been a lot of change in the past few months as well, so there's room for some uncertainty of the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company - HIgh Expectations - High Rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Executive Assistant  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    We work hard - but we also play hard and have fun. Company values are a great match - benefits package is excellent and always being improved. Our work facilities are new and highly functional. Management is very flexible and have a heightened awareness when it comes to work/life balance.

    Cons

    The past two quarters have been difficult but I have strong faith that management has made the correct changes to reverse the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay on the leading edge - competition is tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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