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

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(34 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Don't work here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsMany 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

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

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    disorganized operation!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementTo 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!

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

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    Terrible

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPeople from companies acquired by Autonomy are descent people.

    ConsHorrible management philosophy. Treat employees like crap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo HP management...clean house!

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    The blind leading the blind

    Sales Director (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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    Seriously bad managemt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHp 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.

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

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

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsFree breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementHP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of time

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

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

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementFire yourselves

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

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

    Enterprise Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsI 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementAutonomy 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.

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

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    cool technology - poor management and integration

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

    ConsMicro 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 Senior Managementunderstand 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.

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

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    Not a good place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHP purchased
    Free breakfast Wednesday
    Free lunch Fridays
    Most employee are very nice

    ConsLow pay. But you will do the work of higher paying employees without a thank you.
    Managment very sad they no nothing. I have never worked anywhere where management was so off.
    No HR reviews or raises. I no co workers who have not had a review since starting.
    No advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake management courses. Many of you are breaking laws.

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

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