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Autonomy Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
335 Reviews
2.5
335 Reviews
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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  

    Opportunities abound

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    • 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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Survive, then thrive

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    • 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Not so bad, people need to grow up

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quick thinking required.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Diverse range of products, and wide variety of customers.
    Lots of travelling, offers a good lifestyle for people who manage their time.
    People seem to be compensated well.

    Cons

    Lots of travelling.
    A lot of the skills you need have to be picked up on the spot, and quite a bit of improvisation is needed to complete the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure training for the necessary work is given before deploying projects, this will allow the project to be completed to higher standards.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but no place for slackers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great opportunities, steep learning curve, excellent senior management, dynamic environment and the people are great - some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    This is not the place for someone passive, if you don't get a response to an email, just escalate. Don't sit around thinking it is not your responsibility just because you didn't hear back. This is actually a pro as I dislike reactive behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicating the rules more openly would help new employees adjust more easily.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do you want your job to be a vacation? Only those that answer 'yes' need apply.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Quite simply if you are not prepared to completely dedicate yourself to this company and be prepared to work 70+ hrs a week no need to apply. If however, you are looking for a unique, challenging and hugely dynamic environment whilst prepared to make scarifices this is the place for you. Management will not communicate to you as indicated by previous threads. They simply feel they should'nt have to, and either your face fits or it does'nt. By in to the vision, work hard (and i mean hard - 100hrs a week quite possible), and obtain the trust of management , and you will be rewarded ve. If you don't like this, please don't sign on as the experience will benefit no one.

    Cons

    See above. Either its of u or it is not. Absolutely no point wining or complaining. This is a hugely black and white company. No room for 9-5's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen people more rigorously. Possibly someone responsible for recruitment? Getting the wrong people in such a lean and fast paced organisation. Also better QA for UI's.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, Dynamic and interesting place to work provided you like hard work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Development in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Hugely challenging workin environement. Broad exposure to new technologies. Excellent team ethos and dynamic working environment. Opportunties are varied and performance related. Excellent identification of an individuals skills and strengths. Hard work and dedication are rewarded. Strong competent management who quickly identify what is neccessary.

    Cons

    Core emphasis on sales and targets, placing enginering under strain. Acceptance that hours beyond 40+ a week are standard with no obvious financial reward; no clearly defined bonus structure. Dynamic working environment, wi'th 'upstart' approach is effective provided communication is clear and well maintained. Otherwise, lack of process can result in work being duplicated and poor quality results. Probably the result of rapid growth and huge success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement basic processes and ensure products and services are sold clearly with regards to their capabailities. 'Yes' cluture places engineering under unsustainable pressure.

    Recommends
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