Autonomy Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. Software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

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

    Pros

    1)Benefits seem ok 2)Work life balance seems better compared to other companies. 3)flexible work timings.

    Cons

    Senior management have been changing people at the top and changing strategy too often . Not much communication in India.


  2. Not what it once was

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very little hassle from area manager and head office

    Cons

    Lone working, little support, poor pay


  3. Diverse company although frustrating at times.

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    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

    Opportunity to travel. Effective Management.

    Cons

    Some of the less commonly sold products were of poor quality and virtually undocumented. Very little formal training.


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  5. World class organization

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    • 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.


  6. Good working culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Employee Engagement, Industry level comp & benefits, Lot of growth opportunities within the company, Diversity and inclusion council actively working to bring in more diversity and bringing more women back to work.

    Cons

    Software needs more focus and need to move away from he Services oriented culture. Engineering and Non-Engineering viz. Operations & Services need to co locate so that it brings the Engineering closer to the customer needs and interests

    Advice to Management

    With HP split in the process now, both the companies should bring back innovation and R & D to the fore & focus so that the companies are able to maintain the leadership status in the market with more new products and services.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Comp, long hours

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, breakfast. Good people.

    Cons

    Long hours and very tedious work with no vision to make better.

    Advice to Management

    Grow talent from within rather than trying to quickly grow teams from outside.


  8. 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 !!


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    If you want a paycheck, this is for you.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

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

    Pros

    It is a paycheck. You can work from home writing bandaid code to work around stupid bugs or talking to India or Chicago. 2000-era software. Discounted HP products.

    Cons

    You can ask for a raise and they will give someone else a raise even after working 70 hour weeks. The HP name is why they are still in business. Culture is divided by roles and perception. High school mentality with roles of geeks, jocks, PTA moms, and coaches. Entertaining if you stay out of it. It affects professional relationships when senior members take part in it and actively suppress others. If you are a girl, you will have guys all over you.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of dead weight here (management, too). The team is not going to succeed at anything more than maintaining the product. The team does not care. The ones who would have cared are gone. Hire innovative people and eliminate the culture of fear and passive aggression.


  11. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Designer V in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Designer V in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Personal growth is limited. Good product exposure. Working on big data stuff. Challenging yet rewarding. Flexi timing.

    Cons

    Not many. US management controls everything, which is a negative.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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