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Informatica Reviews

Updated Jun 03, 2014
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3.8 284 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi

Sohaib Abbasi

(229 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance - Even workload, never forced to work overtime/weekends/late night(in 40 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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    Technical Support Engineer

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGood compensation, policies and facilities.

    ConsFull of politics in my team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage your employee if they have creative idea.

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

    Informatica Director - Human Resources responded to this review

    Nov 29, 2013

    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
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    Good work culture, long working hours

    Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros- Good working culture
    - OK compensation

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Informatica Director - Human Resources responded to this review

    Nov 25, 2013

    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
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    nice place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsGreat building and work environment

    ConsNot super agile but always improving

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more of a culture that fosters disruptive innovation

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    Was awesome and Great Company & slowly slipping down

    Employee (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsYou 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..

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementTalk less and do more particularly valid to IT Management. Deliver what company needs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Informatica Employer Representative responded to this review

    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
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    Only good for managers and above!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Pros1. 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.

    Cons1. 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 Senior Management1. 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life here at infa with no fun

    Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsProduct based
    Transportaion
    Free food
    Flexiable timing
    Leaders in ETL tools

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementShow maturity like big players like oracle etc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company to learn, to grow will take time though

    Product Specialist (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsThis 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.

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

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

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

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    Roller coaster ride, good to start with

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsWork life balance is good

    ConsIndia doesn't have any visibility

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much mediocrity/politics

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

    Pros- attempts at homegrown innovation somewhat successful.
    - focus on fun-culture kicking in.
    - india lab is becoming strong product voice

    Cons- no opportunity to learn new technologies on-the-job.
    - too much fun - too little 'great work'.
    - Worried company may not remain relevant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quite good but can be way better

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA (US)

    ProsGood work life balance, helpful colleagues and work culture

    Consless use of new upcoming technology or open source, less focus on R&D, much of maintenance work

    Advice to Senior Managementshould have more perks, should consider giving training to new employees since its difficult to imagine different use-cases, the product tackles, especially in case of enterprise product

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

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