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Autonomy Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.4 16 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(1 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • 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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    Good Overall Experience

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCasual workplace, approachable management, earnest desire to improve.

    ConsConvoluted technological tools, rigid workflow, slow to respond to change and/or off the mark with industry standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wish I could give it zero stars -

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    Consover 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    HP is making a big difference

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsNew management really gets it. Things are starting to turn around, but there's a ways to go.

    ConsThere are lots of challenges, and it will take a while to fix what is broken.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet us have more access to HP's systems and infrastructure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with a lot of wealth

    EDD Specialist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsHorrible 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 Senior ManagementReply to emails sometimes
    Adapt a Yearly review/Bonus
    Raises? Cost of Living?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsTreat 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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!

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Convoluted mess and over-promise under-deliver.

    Ediscovery (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros1. You can say "Look, I work over there!" while pointing at the tallest building in Boston.
    2. Free lunch Friday.

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementDear 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Prostechnology is a cut above.
    very knowledgeable people

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

    Advice to Senior Managementput some processes in place, empower your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Rude manager depressed employees

    Researcher (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCompensation was okay, some competent people on the team.

    ConsConstant bullying from the management. Depressing environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to learn some basic manners and respect. Learn how to actually do management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    its wasn't something i would expect

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPays good thats about it

    ConsThey run it like a start up company

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

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