Autonomy Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
326 Reviews
2.3
326 Reviews
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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)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Overall Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Casual workplace, approachable management, earnest desire to improve.

    Cons

    Convoluted technological tools, rigid workflow, slow to respond to change and/or off the mark with industry standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    office culture, city workingmn environment

    Cons

    bad management and lack of communication

  3.  

    I like it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great teams, great people, interesting projects

    Cons

    nothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put in more time into planning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Development

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pacing environment;
    Lot of technologies involved;
    Smart people, open communication;
    Your opinion is listened to;
    Benefits are respectful.

    Cons

    Professionalism is recognized but not so fast as one would wish - promotions are slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    HP is making a big difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    New management really gets it. Things are starting to turn around, but there's a ways to go.

    Cons

    There are lots of challenges, and it will take a while to fix what is broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us have more access to HP's systems and infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with a lot of wealth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EDD Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - EDD Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Chill job.
    Excellent opportunity for those who travel.
    $75 per diem

    Cons

    Horrible system performance. Why can't they invest in better hardware?
    No internal promotions
    Management sucks
    Horrible communication, no email replies from management/HR
    no reviews or raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reply to emails sometimes
    Adapt a Yearly review/Bonus
    Raises? Cost of Living?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research and Development is a joy at Autonomy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work is extremely rewarding in R&D. The technology is fantastic, and the the opportunities for a challenging career are better than at most companies.

    Cons

    Historical culture issues with culture are quickly evaporating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue embracing the heart of the HP Way, invest even more in R&D and customer satisfaction. The Autonomy software portfolio has so much more potential with more customer satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredible technology, great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    The technology is second to none.
    Good management support.
    Access to all tools necessary to help customers find success in their areas

    Cons

    Training is currently being strengthened and has a little way to go.
    Traditional Autonomy metrics are still being used but that is for the reps to deal with and not let it interfere with the relationship with the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supplement the training with more in-depth offerings for the verticals.
    More centralized account control as opposed to the more "Oracle" method of having multiple reps in a single account with no identified leadership

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    the long & winding road

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    outstanding technology. significant rewards for some. lots of great customers. awesome people from more countries and backgrounds you can count on any map!

    Cons

    be prepared to suffer the long a winding road if you arenâ??t one of the well-educated â??elliteâ?? from the very few top universties from which management choose â??only the bestâ??. this obviously short sighted policy means lots of great people just donâ??t make the grade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its hard to criticise financial success or great products i know but not everyone is a green beret performer. as someone else on this site has already said not everyone has the same "take that hill" abilities so maybe give the tougher challenges to the tougher people and share the opportunities around a bit more?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends Who You Please

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    The perks, food, transportation and technology being the main ones, and there are lots of things that make it a geek's paradise. It looks good on your resume â?? very successful cash rich and growing quarter on quarter. The chance to meet some very bright and interesting people every day though there is heavy emphasis on education. It's cool to be on the inside and learn about new products the top organisations are now usingâ?¦ particularly in legal space

    Cons

    If you have a PhD from a top university you can do some fascinating things, but if you donâ??t then youâ??ll find yourself swimming upriver very slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember not everyone has a brain road tested in Stanford

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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