Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.0 318 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(36 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday(in 33 reviews)

  • Nice office space and free lunch on Fridays but thats about it-(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees(in 19 reviews)

  • Hiring staff was difficult as senior management would only approve a new hire if they came from a university that was acceptable to them(in 18 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    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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    its wasn't something i would expect

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPays good thats about it

    ConsThey run it like a start up company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo actually have some policy and procedures on what needs to be done. Also to not push everything last minute

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    Come work for Autonomy - a wacky company, but , but what a highly-regarded and successful company if you can put up with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- a Cambridge/English company doing things its own way and taking on the world
    - the chance to work with the world's leading companies on genuinely world-beating software
    - Christmas party weekend in a foreign city (Lisbon, Dubrovnik, Venice, Rome...)
    - due to the flat structure, everyone comes in as a manager, managing yourself with only infrequent input from above. Both a pro and con (see below)

    Cons- little or no direction from line manager on where this is all going. Entirely unavoidable situation due to the flat structure mentioned above

    Advice to Senior Management- as great as it is to be different and not bow down to conventional ways of doing things, still tone things down a little bit - some of the ways in which the company is run are a little too wacky even for my tastes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employees take a back seat..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsTremendous company growth to the point of a startup feel. Aggressive senior management that knows how to pursue deals and market and create technically capable products. Technically superior products.

    ConsThe focus on employees takes a distant back seat to the focus on growing the company. Employees are burnt out, recognition and compensation and emphasis on training is generally poor or a mixed bag. There is no real emphasis on creating a working environment where people would want to be. Empowerment and support by upper management to middle management is generally poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation to your employees particularly the ones killing themselves to make you successful at all levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    E-Discovery Specialist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat market, high profile clients

    Consno promising career path as entry-level ppl

    Advice to Senior Managementappreciate hard working ad individuality

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

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    Technical Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsIt was a great learning experience for enterprise search and allowed me to gain knowledge of smiler products and how to work with them

    ConsThe hours the travel the sales persons promises to the customers and having to deal with unhappy clients that blame you for everything because the sale people will say anything to make a sale

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt was a great learning experience for enterprise search and allowed me to gain knowledge of smiler products and how to work with them

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    Excellent Company but microscopic management.

    Senior Presales Consultant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood salary, very lean and efficient. Well managed. Very centralized decision making. Makes it fast and responsive to changes especially for acquisitions.

    ConsWork your ass off. Call you on weekends or late at night. If you are not at good terms with the key people, your life can be a hell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up to globalization guyz. The companies are becoming transnational now-a-days where they can leverage the relative advantages in each country to the success of the company. The management would just not understand the cultural and political differences between countries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Compensation, Excellent Benefits - But be prepared to work long, hard hours. Communication is poor.

    Technical Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is interesting, the salary is good, the benefits package excellent.

    ConsMany employees are overworked, communication within the company poor, even within individual teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication, more team-building neccessary. Nurture the new hires - especially the ones straight out of college - more and don't drive them nearly as hard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard But Fair

    VP Archiving and Compliance (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople tends to fall into a number of camps... those who've been here years; Those who've joined by acquisition and the remainder new hires. Needless to say those who've been here years fit like a glove... those by acquisition who then leave hate it and those who stay put up with it. New hires either love or hate it mainly dictated by age (not always but in the main).

    Consrun on a tight budget and objectives (which is not a con) but the way its achieved is like boot camp in winter! OK if you're obsessive but stay away if not!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up and fly a little higher and share the profits a bit more with whole company instead of "stars"!!! Could do with more communications and less instructions

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