Autonomy Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Autonomy CEO Meg Whitman
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Pros
  • Free lunch on Fridays is also ok (in 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance was exceptional (in 8 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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  1. Resourcing Help

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of resources to come and help when needed

    Cons

    Could not always get resources when they were needed


  2. 3 out of 5

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefit. encourage employee to grow and balance work and personal life.

    Cons

    No room for advancement within the department


  3. Think about employee engagement

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced work environment. Company was growing rapidly and very focused on revenue which often led to late hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits such as 401k match or equity compensation

    Advice to Management

    Think about employee engagement rather than just the bottom line revenue


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  5. Good technologies and products but the company is too big for an innovation or change

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many good technologies; overall good products. Free schedule, but full work load. Overall decent benefits. Perfect place for a college graduate.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity to introduce something new as there is a lot of technologies already in place; the company is more interested in consolidating technologies and get rid of the rest. As in any big company changes are slow. Too many middle level managers. Extremely difficult to make a career. Medical/Dental insurance could be less expensive for a big company like that.

    Advice to Management

    Create better conditions for innovation. Develop more feasible opportunities for career growth.


  6. Helpful (2)

    HP Autonomy is struggling to create and sell products that "MOVE THE NEEDLE"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many good people, low pressure, decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of product investment, several layoffs, hard to know what's next and when

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, if you are going to kill a product - Just do it !!


  7. I arrived at the party late

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hp has good brand recogntion

    Cons

    Compared to other software firms No Strong direction or ethos Variable pay and reward structure seems fairly negligible Very bureaucratic and process heavy for everything Little day to day perks, subsidized food, coffee cups and etc

    Advice to Management

    Actions matter, talking about investing in the business is more then stock buy backs and layoffs. The software is lacking true identity and vision, it is just figuring out new buzz words to try to sell yesterdays news


  8. High stress fast paced sales environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High earning potential and now part of HP

    Cons

    Disorganized management structure with high targets


  9. Autonomy went through multiple acquisitions and a lot of employee has been laid off ... not sure if it finished ...

    Current Employee - Software Support Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Support Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting products. With right / smart management can be progress in the future - with out appropriate management way to nowhere.

    Cons

    You will utilize wide range of knowledge and learn well balancing proportion of IT and Telecom.

    Advice to Management

    Management level very from one to another person. People (employee and managers) playing a lot of "job security" tricks ..


  10. A mixed bag of positives and negatives

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For sales, your part of larger sales footprint calling on customers.

    Cons

    Some products are behind competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive.


  11. I enjoyed the pay, but was never trained properly & held to unreasonable production standards.

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits! Organized sports after work against other company reams here in SF & good morale amongst coworkers. Free catered lunches weekly!

    Cons

    Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees. The sales/BDA goals are extremely unrealistic. I have led my sales team in all my prior positions, but at this company I never hit my weekly quota, nor did 90% of my peers in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees. Spend a day doing what they/we do & see exactly what we are up against & then set production goals based on that. REALISTIC, Attainable Goals.



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