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Informatica Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
463 Reviews
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463 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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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. Featured Review

     

    Great company, fantastic technology, good benefits, amazing employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Informatica is a hidden gem in the Silicon Valley. The company has best in class technology. The management team is a good mix of company veterans and new talent. The employees that Informatica hires are hard working, dedicated and committed to doing the right thing for the company and its customers.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to be done being a mid-size company. The business unit structure can be challenging to navigate, but is certainly possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue taking calculated risks as we grow and move into adjacent markets. Be bold about the company and our products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jan 26, 2015Senior Employer Brand Manager

    Your review is appreciated. There are many employees that would agree with you that Informatica is a hidden gem in the Valley. Although we have a few rough spots around the edges, the company has ... More

  2.  

    Awesome company to work for...

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

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

    Pros

    Company provides good time-off during an year, office culture is very good. Work-life balance can be achieved here.

    Cons

    I was not able to go to 'The Club' after I was awarded the 'Best Performer' award. The reason I was not able to go was - kids were not allowed. Informatica should have alternatively awarded me in that case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there are plans to expand in India, Informatica should open office in Tier II city [e.g. Nagpur].

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Mar 04, 2015Senior Business HR partner

    Hi,

    Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Happy to know that you are positive about the culture of the company.
    We would definitely like to hear from you about the concern you
    ... More

  3.  

    Good work culture and work

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good work Environment
    Denying all the rumors its growing faster than expected
    It has many established product beside ETL tool
    Early adopters of the buzzing technology
    Bangalore team have end to end ownership of the product
    Good facilities

    Cons

    Very less leaves
    Cab facility costly
    Food in food court not up to the standard
    More component based pay in salary structure for tax saving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok, nice to great all depends on which department you work for.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work culture, less micro management.

    Cons

    The India division operates like old feudal system entire first floor parking lot is reserved for people with more than 10 years experience even the HQ in Redwood city does not have such a class divide , parking lots need to be reserved for physically challenged and not based on a metric which does not even bring any value to the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a carrot and stick policy when it comes to appraisals or performance reviews , flattened pay structure only promotes mediocracy. Reward the performers and prune the under performers, run a lean ship , do not try to generate revenue by increasing headcount leave that to the system integrators.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyable and satisfactory

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time

    Pros

    Nice facility kept up very well by the staff
    Good work content

    Cons

    Work-life balance needs some look-in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving stock options to all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's pathetic, don't give value of experience and pay(too much variable pay, and they won't give 100% bonus promised)

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing to say about pros for this company

    Cons

    1. Too much variable pay in CTC.

    2. Performance bonus component is just a way to hold your 10% of CTC with them , never given 100% bonus for past 4 years.

    3. R&D team has least priority among other units in the company (feels like we are developing world class products but other units are enjoying the benefits)

    4. Never expect long term onsite chances (L1 or H1B) from R&D unit ( 1% - who are very very lucky will get relocation chances to US).

    5. Never value veterans so this is not the place for long term employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Informatica Response

    Feb 17, 2015Director - Human Resources

    Hello There,
    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We take your feedback very seriously. We would certainly like to know more about why you feel the way you experience Informatica
    ... More

  8.  

    This is the place to be for work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with Informatica for more than three years now and enjoyed being part of this company.

    - Greta work environment which has very supportive team and Very approachable management.
    -Lots of scope for self-learning through on-demand and classroom trainings provided.
    -Work-life balance.
    -Work from home option.
    -Free Food
    -Fitness facility and Yoga Classes

    Cons

    -Unless you and your manager make noise and are vocal of the challenges they overcame at a customers, nobody recognizes your work.
    -Promotion is flat based on number of years of experience.
    -Since most of the revenue is generated by US, Indian team receives step-motherly treatment.
    -Sometimes You never get opportunity to work on products you took training for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is highly demotivating when no recognition is provided.
    Please analyse the work done by your team members.
    Monotonous work is a killer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Feb 18, 2015Senior Business HR partner

    Hi,

    Glad to know that you are enjoying your time at Informatica and happy with the learning opportunities, work environment and work life balance. Thank you for taking the time to share your
    ... More

  9.  

    work-life balance

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

    I have been working at Informatica

    Pros

    having good organizational culture. Helping people. Good place to work. lot of event, so you can enhance your talent to other level. Lot of learning oppurtunities.

    Cons

    very hectic for night shift guys. Sometimes work can be extended. Not a big deal that you have to work overtime

    Recommends
  10.  

    Very good work culture

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

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

    Pros

    good work environment
    lots of bug fixes, mean while working on future product

    Cons

    sometimes work is less challenging
    life is stable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very good

    • 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

    Pros

    Very good work culture ...

    Cons

    Currently no cons for me :-p

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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