Autonomy Reviews

Updated August 6, 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. Helpful (2)

    good for hard working city boys

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very focussed and cost controlled i can see why some might not like it but personally i prefer to be in a fast paced place that's going places. doesn't suit everyone i know

    Cons

    a lot of strategic decisions are taken centrally - not necessarily bad but can be a bit bruising if you've been used to doing your own thing in the past

    Advice to Management

    no issues on controlling costs but maybe make the process easier than it is. having said that, continue doing what you're doing because cash is king!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work - if that's all you are concerned about

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    Current Employee - Hosting Technical Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Hosting Technical Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with really smart people on projects that have direct and visible impact on really well known companies and governments.

    Cons

    It is growing so fast that its not as easy to move around the company like you used to be able to do. Career advancement is slower too.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the communication between telecommuters and their managers. Open new offices where demand is growing. Relax some cost controls particularly for consumables.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Depends Who You Please

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Remember not everyone has a brain road tested in Stanford


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  5. Helpful (3)

    the long & winding road

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


  6. Incredible technology, great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Research and Development is a joy at Autonomy.

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (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 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.


  8. HP is making a big difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (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 Management

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


  9. Software Development

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (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


  10. I like it!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (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 Management

    put in more time into planning


  11. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    office culture, city workingmn environment

    Cons

    bad management and lack of communication



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