Autonomy Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
328 Reviews
2.3
328 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday (in 33 reviews)

  • Nice office space and free lunch on Fridays but thats about it- (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing (in 19 reviews)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with a lot of wealth

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Chill job.
    Excellent opportunity for those who travel.
    $75 per diem

    Cons

    Horrible system performance. Why can't they invest in better hardware?
    No internal promotions
    Management sucks
    Horrible communication, no email replies from management/HR
    no reviews or raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reply to emails sometimes
    Adapt a Yearly review/Bonus
    Raises? Cost of Living?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research and Development is a joy at Autonomy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible technology, great opportunities

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    up or out

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    industry leader, growth opportunity for aggressive resources

    Cons

    compensation relative to competitors, work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better leadership at mid/upper level

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is no hand-holding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    The matrix structure means nobody has full control or knowledge of my day-to-day activities. There is freedom as far as what hours I work and what projects I spend my time on. In general, there is not a lot of structure and very little guidance is provided. It's expected that you will figure out what works and get it done. Lots of fun if you enjoy the challenge of being thrown into a tough situation with no idea what you're doing. Difficult problems, smart people, a constant learning experience.

    Cons

    There is definitely a slave driver mentality with little concern for employees' overall well-being. This results in high turnover as people get burned out. All of the negative comments about the company are based in fact. But most of these conditions can also be positive if you happen to have the attitude and mindset required to fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to keep people around. There is a huge loss in efficiency every time we lose someone with irreplaceable knowledge, and this happens far too often.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities abound

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for promotion and bonuses and share options. Interesting work and technology. Chance to alter the tech for the better.

    Cons

    Long hours. Tech sometimes oversold

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    Limited professional growth
    Absence of formal appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like my job at Autonomy... better the Devil you know, than the Devil you don't know

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    -they hire you based on your post-secondary education, and don't nitpick on whether or not you have the latest certifications or not
    -free soft drinks + free lunch on fridays
    -free pizza from time to time
    -profitable company
    -a job is a job is a job

    Cons

    -would like to receive more reviews and feedback from the top
    -raises and bonuses are very sporadic, but they are generous when they do actually occur

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the underlings know from time to time (not just by company memo) that they're doing a good job.

    Regular pay raises would be nice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Survive, then thrive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    great position in the market
    industry leading comp plan
    blue chip client list
    recession proof markets
    management will put whatever resources onto a project needed for success
    great place for reps who are confident selling 7 figure deals

    Cons

    micromanagement
    support for stagnant customers spotty making long term upselling difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put foot on the accelerator vis.a.vis R&D, company has leadership in many markets but needs to continue to innovate to be relevant.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not so bad, people need to grow up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Good structured company. For a large company, extremely nimble and supportive towards sales and company goals. Good benefits, compensated well.

    Cons

    Company does not always communicate well and information sharing is limited. For a technology company, does not use technology in the most efficient manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to encourage better communication and sharing across the company. Create a more collaborative model and encourage teamwork in a better fashion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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