Autonomy Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
326 Reviews
2.3
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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
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good Overall Experience

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    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.

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

    Wish I could give it zero stars -

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great marketing - cool message. Great Sales reps. Much better after the HP sale. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    over 90% turnover for a reason. You can sell, but management will take the deal away from you so you don't get the commission. Pricing is not available for sales people on 90% of the products and to get pricing, you have to give up 75% of your commission. Lot's of travel, metrics - 5 face to face a week and 1 proposal. No org chart, limited access to engineers, no white papers. Some of the software works. Run away! Don't stop here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The work can be interesting. Opportunities to travel and diversify work on occasion.

    Cons

    Disjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture. Management shows, at best, a tolerance for employees. Desire to increase sales no matter how unreasonable the client's demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people, communicate, and listen. Don't hide in your office or behind your computer. Give employees incentives to increase revenue and stop micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    HP is making a big difference

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with a lot of wealth

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Will never become a big player because they don't treat employees with respect

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    HP recently purchased them and appears changes are coming (hopefully to management)
    Pay is OK
    They have Free Lunch Fridays

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly
    Management is clueless
    No advancement opportunities
    No HR review process or annual raises (get your money going in because you will never see another dime)
    High turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a review process for employees and merit increases
    It is hard to keep good people if you do not incent them!
    For the love of god.... contribute more than $1000 annually to 401K. Most real companies match employees contributions!

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Convoluted mess and over-promise under-deliver.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    1. You can say "Look, I work over there!" while pointing at the tallest building in Boston.
    2. Free lunch Friday.

    Cons

    1. No career growth, unless somebody quits.
    2. Bonus system is good only in theory.
    3. If an employee does get a bonus, it is a retainer.
    4. No performance review/feedback.
    5. eDiscovery capabilities are mostly over-promise under deliver
    6. Integration of acquired companies is non-existent. No cross training and knowledge sharing between team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear HP,
    Please look closely and audit all operational aspect of Autonomy. Please talk and listen to employees and come up with a good and tangible plan to address many of their concerns. Please assess the corporate culture, analyze the low employee retention rate and act to address them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Driven by the stick! Floggings will continue until morale improves.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    technology is a cut above.
    very knowledgeable people

    Cons

    little direction
    lousy people skills
    black hole for information access
    no training, cross-training,
    everything's a one-off
    thankless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put some processes in place, empower your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Rude manager depressed employees

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Compensation was okay, some competent people on the team.

    Cons

    Constant bullying from the management. Depressing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to learn some basic manners and respect. Learn how to actually do management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    its wasn't something i would expect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Pays good thats about it

    Cons

    They run it like a start up company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To actually have some policy and procedures on what needs to be done. Also to not push everything last minute

    No opinion of CEO

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