Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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2.0 317 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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    no change = no improvement!

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros* Good environment to learn office politics.
    * Some solutions are good, but built on legacy software that was leading edge at one time

    ConsIn APAC:

    * Lipstick on the pig! - since HP has taken over Autonomy nothing has really changed except quotas have doubled blindly with no understanding of long term delivery or market trends.

    * All they give is Obama style motivational speeches and no action!

    * You are constantly beaten every day with unrealistic pressure at every turn because HP is trying to recouporate their money back!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet realistic and focus on people! They are the only REAL asset you have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Role in Legal Department? AVOID! Do not be fooled, this is NOT HP!

    Legal Counsel (Former Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    Pros-*Technically* you are working for HP...
    -Interesting technology
    -Cambridge is a nice city

    Cons-...but actually you are *not* working for HP: if HP is a massive tanker, Autonomy is a pan loosely tied to it with a thin rope, following the acquisition.
    -Even following the acquisition over 2 years ago, Autonomy feels and functions as a completely unrelated company, which is causing terrible bureaucracy.
    -A lot of talk from HP management about how Autonomy's procedures and processes are not synched with those at HP (which makes everything chaotic), yet no one at HP really wants the responsibility to do anything about it, as they know its a mess and will take years to sort out.
    -Pay, benefits, etc are Autonomy levels not HP.
    -State of Legal department in Cambridge is terrible: All lawyers left within past year, including the Head of Legal who left in October 2013. Currently only 2 people but for how long! Everyone is overworked, while HP Legal are not helping.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worst sw company I have ever seen

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossome software modules very good

    Consbadly managed, will take too long for HP to restructure , understand how to move forward

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThere is a very relaxed attitude within the workplace. This doesn't make for much of a 'work environment' however.

    ConsThere's often nothing to do, and staff know it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort out some structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst company ever worked for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHonestly can't even think of anything positive of Autonomy, sadly. It had great brand name of Interwoven, people were great

    ConsIn APAC, it was a nightmare. Past management prior HP acquisition was a total shocker. Poor leadership (locally and globally). Product marketing is half baked. Sales ppl ware asked to perform regardless. Unfortunately, this is not the place to be if you want to contribute to a proper working environment that you could excel in your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bill Hewlett is probably spinning in his grave.

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) Emea (Indonesia)

    ProsGood salary
    Some very nice people
    Good Christmas parties

    ConsOld school aggressive sales flogging tired tech that gets buggier and less stable with every release. There's no righting this ship Mr Youngjohns, give it up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold your hands up and admit you're out your depth managing technical projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay well clear!

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsThe marketing is top-notch. It basically sells itself.

    ConsToo many to list. It was a sinking ship even before HP came along, now it's just hit an Iceberg and shattered in pieces!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Aurasma is very apt - explosive bowel movement

    Sales (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNice offices on St James. You too can have a fumble where the queen mum used to get jiggy.

    ConsThey support chav sports. A lot of hot air at best, aurasma producing is the norn.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe most senior have gone, but the real trash are still there. the training guy is basically lower than a suicide bomber..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Salary review

    Project Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNone
    No good benefits
    No commendations

    ConsSenior skilled employees are treated as fresh graduates And paid peanuts

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe generous and reward your best employees and you may be able to retain them

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    It was a unique experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Colleagues had a few laughs

    ConsManagement did not add any value and micro managed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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