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Informatica Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
297 Reviews

3.8
297 Reviews
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Informatica Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi
Sohaib Abbasi
238 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.  

    It has been great going with Informatica. I started my career here and made the most of it

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

    I have been working at Informatica full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-operation, Open door policy, collaboration, compensation, avenues for growth, leadership, company values

    Cons

    Work-life balance is one of the major cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company in enterprise data integration

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

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

    Pros

    Good place for work life balance. Company is re-inventing itself by launching new products. Employees are valued and given opportunities to prove themselves.

    Cons

    Organization is getting bigger need to focus on scaling without loosing focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Environment

    • 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 as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employees are valued highly and are duly rewarded in long run. Very good interaction between top tier and bottom tier.

    Cons

    Pay grade depends highly upon your college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok ISP is not as bad as the hogwash that people have written

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

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent work profile, technically challenging, accountability

    2. ISP rocks (the team i worked for). We know far more stuff (about Software development) than the rest of the company (sans DTM).

    3. Oh hell yes, we have clear goals. We gotta get some stuff out by x date, and we get it done (occasional delays included). Period.

    4. Excellent mentors. More than helpful team.

    Cons

    1. Occasional friction with manager

    2. A little micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little less micro management would be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    changed my definition of workplace, makes me want to work so much! great people!

    • 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

    great work-life balance ..flexible time offs.. good opportunity to grow..good compensation..friendly managers, free lunch and dinner..nice and intelligent people.. appreciation for work.. nice place to work in..great culture..

    Cons

    learning curve, a lot of domain knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just hiring the right people is not enough, giving them the right training to begin with is necessary. promote an environment where people who have knowledge share that knowledge with others. mode of transfer of knowlege is immature. Lot of time and effort can be saved if collaboration is proper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jul 25, 2014Sr HRBP

    Thanks for sharing your feedback and glad to see that you have a positive outlook about the company. While Tech talks and Innovation days are internal forums promoted within Informatica for ... More

  7.  

    Excellent experience and great work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work Culture and fantastic people. Good work life balance and very senior leaders and managers

    Cons

    The company has to be more open between different groups in Bangalore and USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing more information with engineers is required to gain trust

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Jul 16, 2014VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. We take your feedback seriously and its been noted and passed onto the right people. Thanks again and great to have you on the Informatica team

  8.  

    Extremely discouraging. Significant contributions are ignored. Depth of technology expertise and seniority ignored.

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, I don't see any other pro,just filling this up to complete the 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    No standardization of compensation and promotion based on seniority; skills; impact of contribution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Compensation is a disgrace and not up to industry standards.

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

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

    Pros

    Experienced manager. Good work and personal life. Onsite opportunity.good teammates.

    Cons

    Compensation does not reward experience; skills. Promotions scarce. Work gets frustrating at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    You have been warned!!!

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the teams and their work environment is good. Non management people are quite friendly.

    Cons

    1. Highly biased towards IITians. They are paid much better salaries than other non IITians.
    2. There is a platform named ISP. You will be shouted at and abused often. Be prepared for frequent humiliation if you are joining this team.
    3. No clear goals. You do X, they will say you are not doing Y. You start doing Y they will say you are not doing Z.
    4. People with flowery talks matter more here then with sound technical knowledge and innovative ideas. Sharpen your flattering skills if you want to make progress. Work does not matter that is the harsh truth.
    5. If you get targeted all meaningless work will go to you. Then you will be shouted and abused again that you are not doing anything useful.
    6. There are frequent one on one's to humiliate and demotivate you.
    7. From ISP team on average 3 people leave in 6 months.

    On the whole DO NOT JOIN ISP TEAM. AND AT THE END I WOULD SAY, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED NOW CHOICE IS YOURS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Informatica Response

    Aug 05, 2014Sr HRBP

    Thanks for taking time to share your feedback. We take the reviews seriously and would like to understand the concerns you raised better.

    Please feel free to reach out to me or anyone from the
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  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good product, great people, great culture

    Cons

    management keep changing, creates confusion to engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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