Autonomy Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. World class organization

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology products & people. Plenty of training available. Competitive salary 401 and ESPP.

    Cons

    Commissions are hard to track. Health and welfare benefits are decent but very expensive. Sometimes big company red tape is a barrier.


  2. Good Overall Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. 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


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  5. I like it!

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    put in more time into planning


  6. Software Development

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  7. Work was challenging and rewarding. However, management is eccentric.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a large data center presence and steady growth.
    As a PM, you get the chance to apply your project management skills to real-world IT projects.

    Cons

    Management is eccentric and acts in a secretive manner.
    One day, your job is going well, and the next day, you're out the door without any explanation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't withhold information from your employees.


  8. Unbelievable Products, marginal management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

    Cons

    Very little flexibility in opportunity management

    Advice to Management

    why not build a search engine based on IDOL?


  9. HP is making a big difference

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Research and Development is a joy at Autonomy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Incredible technology, great opportunities

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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



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