Autonomy
2.0 of 5 314 reviews
www.autonomy.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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44% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(34 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Benefical, different culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGain experience, great set of products.

    ConsNo chance of advancing at the region I am in.

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    Work which is intellectually engaging at times and offers a flexible schedule but overall a numbing cultural experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGenerous vacation is offered. Allows for a relaxed work-lifestyle given that your work schedule can be flexible. Exposure to other product offerings and possible career changes. Employees with a proactive attitude can thrive here. Good stock options or restricted stock units rewarded. Good bonus plan.

    ConsAn ambiguous company structure from an employee career growth perspective. No annual salary increases. Additional compensation based on qualitative milestones. Employee review or assessments are not well structured or non-existent in some cases. Impersonal culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide career paths or options for employees. More clarity to the review process for employee performance assessment and its translation to compensation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for those phoning it in.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable and growing industry, great fro those wanting job stability.

    ConsLack of departmental leadership, and leadership is burdened with responsibility without power.

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    Will never become a big player because they don't treat employees with respect

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsHP recently purchased them and appears changes are coming (hopefully to management)
    Pay is OK
    They have Free Lunch Fridays

    ConsTreat employees poorly
    Management is clueless
    No advancement opportunities
    No HR review process or annual raises (get your money going in because you will never see another dime)
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a review process for employees and merit increases
    It is hard to keep good people if you do not incent them!
    For the love of god.... contribute more than $1000 annually to 401K. Most real companies match employees contributions!

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    Great technology, way too much micro-management

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    ProsGreat products and technology
    Strong financials
    Market leader
    Opportunity to make a lot of money

    ConsBrutal culture - either fit or you're gone
    Micro management

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire professionals and provide latitude to do things their own way

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    OK company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsIt has some good technologies and smart peoples. It also pays good after merger with other small companies.

    Consbenefits are not good. the company is pretty stringent on everything, from pc, laptop and other stuff. Low benefit matches.

    Advice to Senior Managementplease offer good benefit packages, good 401k matches. Put more energy on research and development, not only on sales.

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    The Computer Associates of England

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsThere are some very smart people working here. Autonomy has interesting core technology and a good story behind it. It continues to grow and is constantly moving.

    ConsAutonomy has been swallowing up companies. It doesn't make the best decisions about how to use those resources. Decisions are often made from the top. There is no management structure so communication about important changes are often through the rumor mill.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    average

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prossome good technology and people with a purpose

    Consno communication, no idea where an employee fits into the global scheme of things

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more employee friendly and transparent

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    Unstructured but successful company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat commission if you are successful

    ConsLackluster training, huge pressure to perform with little ownership of sales process by others.

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    HR policies are messed up

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsEasy work life.. (old iron mountain type) , no work pressure, like a government job. Nice building, good surroundings. Friday lunches, coffee.!

    ConsIron mountain India is now called Autonomy India (merger), I am an IRM employee who came over to Autonomy.
    When you want to leave Autonomy to go to a different company, be prepared to lose heavily. Remember the IC/RC bonus you were supposed to get? You will not get it any more: if you are in your 2 months notice period. And your bonus for Jan-Dec will be paid next mar/april. So if you want to leave before June 1st, forget the last year's bonus. The 2 months notice period is not something mentioned in the handbook of the company: where it is at will. It is just a HR thing!
    Goodbye suckers, and thanks for all the fish. I am out of here in a week!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease fix HR and finance policies. Make work interesting. Reward top performers more often. reduce red tape and other overhead. Faster releases. Take peer and manager reviews more often.

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