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Informatica Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
343 Reviews
3.9
343 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
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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.  

    Culture of Informatica and the best place to be

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Flat hirerachy
    Employees have a real emotional connecy.
    We care for people and connected towards one vision.
    Flexible work hours and loads of innovative minds.
    Great leaders leading the company.
    Our organization is filled with young energetic people . Definetly we have fun at work
    We are a organization to values employees as the greatest asset.
    Attrition is very very minimal

    Cons

    None. Very happy with my company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started my career here, One of the best place to 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    * People are good here. They like to spend time with you on your problems.
    * Have a lot of veterans here so they really know about the product.
    * You get sufficient time to understand the problem.
     * Work is appreciated.

    Cons

    * Monetary awards for employees, point system should be frequent to motivate them.
    * PayScales should be revised so that attrition will be less.
    * Management should try to retain people rather than letting them go and hire new people at much higher salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the job great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfaction and Lot of opportunity to grow.

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Manager/Team is very helpful.
    Good work/Life balance.
    No micro management from my manager.

    Cons

    No information about the different facilities available to employees.
    No fun activities.(One Fussball table + 2 TT table for the entire Bangalore office.)
    Better to have subsidized food than the currently available free food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many top level employees are leaving, and this is causing a lot of worries for the lower level employees.
    Don't understand the policy of hiring for QA profile from local colleges, and providing dev profile to IITs, IIITs and NITs.
    Better compensation for Referrals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Informatica - Get Potential to Work at GCS India

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. One of the finest tech support labs in the world with a great set of people to work with. A team which has won the #1 position in Customer Loyalty Rankings for 9 consecutive years and still crowned the best across the DI industry.
    2. One gets to work on Enterprise Applications on Server Machines which are PRODUCTION class (system with 128+ cpus and 256+ GB RAM). This is not just a single machine, there are several machines which work on various enterprise applications (Almost all the Databases , ERPs ).
    3. Even the laptops given to the Support Engineers are 16 GIG , 8 CPU core with a 2 GB graphics card.
    4. The exposure one gets and the feel after troubleshooting a critical issue is very satisfactory.
    5. Great recognition from Management. Getting an award from the CEO is not an easy task at a company which deals with Enterprise Applications. Here , newbies make it to that level where they are recognized by veterans running the organization.
    6. The management is not an MBA hire, they have worked here for more than 10 years and are well aware of the job. Your manager can do your job by himself if you are out onto a vacation. People get down and work the level which you started on with. The management are full of techies who know how to do the "talking".
    7. Great food served for lunch and dinner.
    8. Hikes are purely performance based .
    9. The partying gets high at times and reaches the peak when the load is less . This is the moment one gets to see abroad every year as part of the GCS Kick Off which happens FEB of every month. All Informatica GCS Engineers from every corner of the world gets to be part of the mega event.Mostly happens in Europe.
    10. One gets to use their technical as well as conversation skills .
    11. One gets to realize Team work and collaboration always triumphs and finally get to be part of it.
    12. 0 hike promotions. Yeah , you heard it right, the promotions don't give you any hike. You can change your linkedln profile and show off once you are promoted. This is a very wise decision as hikes are yearly given (sometimes half yearly if you deserve it !) whether or not you are promoted.
    13. US visits where you get to make some extra buck once in a while.
    14. Evening shift and Morning shift employees get 10% extra salary as shift allowance. There is a late evening shift from 2PM-11 PM where you get 15% extra. But, very few are into this shift.
    15. No peer pressure as work is collaborative. There is a specialists team which help us in case we are out of ideas. Well, most of them are from IBM background , in fact a majority of this specialists have great AIX and java knowledge. If they also don't know the issue, they catch the developer on the neck get him to help you out if nothing works.
    16. Opportunity to work with Informatica Engineering teams across the world.

    Cons

    1. One gets to feel the pressure building at the customer site where there is a business at stake. This job is not for a light hearted person.
    2. If you are development minded, stay away. This requires highly destructive thinking and breaking the code at most of the times.
    3. The learning here is not through training but through experience.
    4. Less scope outside due to the nature of troubleshooting work in case you are planning to switch company. The only job I see as a future here is that of a consultant or an Admin or as a Sales consultant.
    5. Sometimes, the day might not end the way you wanted. You might feel responsible for the failure of a bunch of people working at a different company just because the use case they wanted was problematic and was not feasible.
    6. Work is shift based (morning, regular and evening). Only married people make it to regular shift.
    7. The net package HR tells is inclusive of the gratuity and insurance paid by the company and includes everything. So, what you they tell you as package is not what you get as salary EOM.
    8. 95% of workforce are male.
    9. Work is not a seasonal thing at GCS unlike R&D where everything happens "before" the release time. This is the place where people work 24/7 without wasting a second.
    10. Engineer gets paid less compared to the R&D pay in the starting which discourages young minds. No free stocks to employees and new joiners whereas R&D gets free shares. Only ESPP for GCS engineers.
    11. Marriage market is low is you are planning for arranged marriage as many people think this a call center job.
    12. There are other support teams in the US (2 centers), South America and UK who take the issues which are going to be handed off EOD if it is a critical one. The feeling of cheap labor does surround at times when we see the same job being paid higher (15-20 x) at a different country within the same organization. This is of course made less through the US visits for some folks. The feel still persists as there is a feel that some of the people in US work less and give more work to the India team through hand offs.

    There are cons. But, if you are in for a long run , you will never look behind.*

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    awesome !

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities,
    very good work culture,
    no stress / work pressure everything is calm ,

    Cons

    nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not differentiate between the departments. everyone here work equally, so consider them equal in every aspect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Informatica Bangalore- Awesome place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life Balance: One of the best IT companies in Bangalore I have seen. Environment is usually positive which helps employee deliver their best.
    Company Values: Very customer focused and this is great. Happy customers means more business which creates more positive environment inside the company which helps retain best talent
    HR policies/salary packages: Very competitive. Informatica believes in paying top money to top talent.

    Best reason to work here: Employee would know soooooo much about all greats products such as SalesForce, SAP, AWS, Hadoop, Cassandra other than top of the line Informatica products. Domain knowledge built here can really build any individual's career.

    Cons

    There is definitely room to become more Agile. Informatica can definitely improve its Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) to release products sooners, gain feedback from analytics data, built and deliver more on the usage patterns......<cycle continues>

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wrote it in cons :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work !!

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

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies and good benefits. Challenging work providing lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance at times get challenging. But work from home helps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good But could have been great

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere and Teamwork...
    R & D department actually does a lot of R & D which is challenging and innovative. A lot to learn irrespective of the team or position. Work culture is good. Very easy to talk to Seniors and get help/advice.
    Hard work and dedication is praised and acknowledged. Ideas from everyone are appreciated. Events like Innovation day make sure that the mind keeps generating new ideas.

    Cons

    Growth varies a lot between the teams and can sometime make you feel bad after working hard.
    Pay is less when compared to the other competitive companies and the Growth at the early stage is not that good either. Company is not able to hold on to a lot of new-comers because of slow increments at the start.

    Only Veg Food is served and the taste is also not good. Need some variety and change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Hike at the starting level would motivate people to stay unlike the trend where people leave just after completing 2 years(max).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Sep 11, 2014Sr HRBP

    Hi There,

    Thanks for taking time to share this feedback. Great to see that you are positive about the culture of the company and the learning opportunities. Please feel free to get in touch with
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  10.  

    Great place to work for

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I am working at Informatica for more than 3 years. The pros are
    Flexible Timing
    Working from home option
    Freedom to work
    Good employee benefits

    Cons

    Heavy work load during the time of release
    Need to work for multiple releases
    Few engineers should work for multiple products in multiple platforms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cool place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Great culture. The company spends really well for the employee(s) trainings and other parts.

    Cons

    Growth might be felt to be stunted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Sep 11, 2014Sr HRBP

    Thank you for your feedback. Our culture and efforts in providing learning opportunities for employees is one of the reasons that makes Informatica a great place to work

    Thanks,
    Anoop

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