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Informatica Reviews

Updated 8 December 2014
Updated 8 December 2014
434 Reviews
4.2
434 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
346 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life Balance: One of the best IT companies in Bangalore I have seen (in 67 reviews)

  • Informatica has a good work culture compared to many Software product companies (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • People worked themselves to the bone running in circles for upper management - no work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Work is not a seasonal thing at GCS unlike R&D where everything happens "before" the release time (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work here only for Work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Almost Politics free environment
    Decent technical growth.
    Slow but steady salary hikes. Everybody gets some hike here

    Cons

    1. The salary is not competitive enough.
    2. Quite a slow moving company...perhaps another oracle in the making
    2. Work is not outstanding. It will be hard to justify your years of experience with your actual experience.
    3. The domain that company works in not hot anymore. You'll get many takers in the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 11, 2014Sr HRBP

    Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts.Please feel free to connect with me or anyone from the management to talk more about the concerns you raised above.

    Thanks,
    Anoop Ramachandran

  2.  

    review

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

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

    Pros

    The experience in terms of work culture , technology vary quite a lot from department to department . I was lucky to be in a team that grew out around me from the time i joined. It was a flat, highly motivated team that was working on a newly acquired product, management and technology wise this team had very little overlap with rest of Informatica products. The team was flat structured, with good amount freedom to select our technology. The top management was driving us very hard but there was good raises and bonuses the whole time so it evened out. Overall it was good experience , but this is what a good team inside could be , experience in other teams could be quite different.

    Cons

    The top brass has metastatised in terms of new thoughts and ideas . They are mostly people that have come here after long stints in other big enterprises (Oracle/SAP) and/or Indian Services companies. There idea of tech is man management and view of the world is that of DB world of the 90's . They would boldly go forth branding their offerings with whatever is the flavour of the season "BIG DATA" , "CLOUD" and what-have-you but one good look reveals that these "concepts" are some scattered fogs in their horizon.
             The technological and design choices of most mainstream Informatica products reflect their personalities and dynamics of their relationships .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every company gets to have an early-mover advantage in a sector that is born twice. There is an incredible opportunity to clean the Aegean stables and sail while the tide still stays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Dec 09, 2014Director - Human Resources

    Hello There,
    Thank you very much for your response. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We would certainly like to know more about your feedback and would be happy to meet
    ... More

  3.  

    It's been OK to GOOD till date.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    No fixed office timings. So very flexible work timings.

    Cons

    Since its a Product Company, there is too much work pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the work put in by the employees.

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  5.  

    Technical Support Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, policies and facilities.

    Cons

    Full of politics in my team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employee if they have creative idea.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 29, 2013Director - Human Resources

    Hi,
    Thanks for the feedback. We are very interested to hear more from you around the issues that you raised. Please feel free to reach out to me or anyone from the management team to take this
    ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work culture, long working hours

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

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

    Pros

    - Good working culture
    - OK compensation

    Cons

    - Expected to over-work
    - Key decisions happen in US
    - Less growth in India
    - Work can get monotonous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Nov 25, 2013Director - Human Resources

    Hi,
    Thanks for your feedback. Appreciate you taking the time to provide us this feedback. We take the feedback we receive very seriously.
    Happy to know that you like the working culture in
    ... More

  7.  

    nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great building and work environment

    Cons

    Not super agile but always improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of a culture that fosters disruptive innovation

  8.  

    Was awesome and Great Company & slowly slipping down

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

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

    Pros

    You have liberty to work on anything you choose
    Very nice people
    Average salary better then many companies in Bangalore
    Work life balance..
    Very good management at RWC, great vision.. Great product..

    Cons

    Management recruits only their known people ex IT in Bangalore is getting filled with known resources to the boss or back door entry . Majority of the IT managers are from one previous company where IT director worked.
    Lots of politics (yes exists everywhere ;-) but this is getting too much
    People are hardly recognised for their talent/expertise
    Slowly slipping from one great environment to below average environment
    People are frequently asked to leave and their position is filled with known resources/contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk less and do more particularly valid to IT Management. Deliver what company needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jul 30, 2013

    Thanks for your review. We take the reviews very seriously. If there is something which you would like to talk about, feel free to reach out to me or anyone in the Informatica leadership team ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only good for managers and above!

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Work life balance.
    2. free lunch
    3. casual wear

    Apart from 1 , any product company will provide 2 and 3 and will have a better pay.

    Cons

    1. Compared to other PRODUCT companies, pay is very very less for people with skill and experience .
    2. The HR are full of LIES when hiring. NEVER EVER BELIEVE THEM!
    3. The salary structure is not well defined when they hire you. ASK for the split up. Insist on it.
    4. Have to beg 1000 times for a proper hike.
    5. Their bonus is not always 100 percent as told during hiring.
    6. Have to go through politics when getting your idea approved (even if you are in an R & D)
    7. No work from home policy standardized in the company. Have to BEG managers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Be honest.
    2. Pay well if you have to retain talent.
    3. Create policies like other product companies if you want to reach the 1 billion mark.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Life here at infa with no fun

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

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

    Pros

    Product based
    Transportaion
    Free food
    Flexiable timing
    Leaders in ETL tools

    Cons

    Poor in people management
    do not have Trust on each others others
    Lack of process
    Less matured dealing with leaves. WFH option not for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show maturity like big players like oracle etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company to learn, to grow will take time though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    This company gives decent salary when compared to counterparts in the industry. tries to keep the employees happy by taking them on an international tour once in an year. Newer lays off during recession.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time for promotions. Your views are not completely considered unless you are one among the top gunners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to catch up with competition in the industry. before competitors come up with a new technology try to have it implemented in Informatica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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