Autonomy Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
510 Reviews

2.3
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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.  

    It was the most fear-driven, vampirish work environment I've ever experienced with inept management to boot.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Big name company lets you rest comfortably that you'll be paid. Bagel day. woohoo

    Cons

    Everything. No career path. Poor pay. Abusive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some experience in dealing with people and developing a more collaborative environment and lose the 'us vs them' mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home (when not traveling). Free Friday lunch and bagels on Wednesday mornings. Many exceptional people work here.

    Cons

    Many unhappy customers. Bad management. Unethical sales teams. Products not as good as advertised and lagging behind the competition. No true integrated solutions, just components that should work together but don't. Unpredictable travel requirements. No career development opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of the legacy Autonomy managers, they have no idea how to run a company. Reduce the number of products being developed and renew the focus on quality. Try actually using your company's own products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    disorganized operation!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Able to work independently. Learning experience. Newly created position with many challenges.

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses in two years!! High turnover. When HP took over my position in finance became extremely frustrating with the micro management mentality! My position was newly created & an uphill challenge to say the least! Myself & two colleagues without little supervision made remarkable strides. The manager @ HP had zero experience & would constantly send emails reminding up what to do! So happy my position was relocated!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To retain good talent you must pay well & don't continue to have the arrogant attitude "if you don't like it leave"! In my two year tenure I've seen top talent abandon ship!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Terrible

    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    People from companies acquired by Autonomy are descent people.

    Cons

    Horrible management philosophy. Treat employees like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To HP management...clean house!

  6.  

    The blind leading the blind

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    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I met very smart and very loyal fellow workers who were honest and hard working.

    Cons

    I met ruthless and unpleasant management who were dishonest and incompetent at their jobs. Some of whom should be in prison for the robbery that was the sale to HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not the smartest people in the room. Listen to your employees. Respect work life balance. Manage collaboratively and not through intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Seriously bad managemt

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Hp is hopeful that Autonomy software will help software sales. With global restructuring and Autonomy getting rid of terrible lack luster management they might have a chance.

    Cons

    Clean house Hp. Just bad management all the way up. Bully tactics and lie lie lie ..,hp needs to really pay attention. Really good people walk out because of management and there's always an excuse made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either learn your job or go find another one. I have never seen more incompetence at on company.

  8.  

    Law suit waiting to happen - Stay away from this place.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    If you are a great worker with great talents you will not be recognize for your ideas, hard work or any accomplishments if you are not one of the "favorites". Management is a joke no clue of their management duties. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There were a few good people, starting pay out of college was great

    Cons

    There were many people there who just filled up seats and didn't do much. New ideas are squashed. Many contracts were signed for millions of dollars selling products that do not exist or that actually do nothing. No work-life balance, there is only work and it is your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've worked for many technology companies over the years and this one leaves a bad taste.

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I joined this company with hopes of sharing a technology that I thought would be a difference maker and exciting to sell. I really think the technology is solid.

    Cons

    Too many skeletons in customer closets. Too many clients that have been burned w/broken promises. This negative information undermines any effort to sell new clients. Management by fear and intimidation has to go. A revolving door of talent. HP is always looking for a replacement body. Training new people is a constant at Autonomy/HP. After 1 year with this company I was one of (3) people left that were in my initial training class of 32. I lasted 1 1/2 years and left completely frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Autonomy management that has stayed on from acquisition needs to go. They may be performing and making their numbers but don't be fooled, they're bad apples. There is no effort to provide customer satisfaction and do the right thing for clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    cool technology - poor management and integration

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    as part of the larger HP organization, it's possible to look at other areas within HP for possible career moves

    Cons

    Micro management, public belittling of employees, high turnover (i'm the last one left of my initial training group of 24 - and that's less than 2 years later)
    unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the culture that still exists in Autonomy - and it is toxic to long term success. Bring better and more consistent management from HP or outside the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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