Autonomy Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. 3 out of 5

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefit. encourage employee to grow and balance work and personal life.

    Cons

    No room for advancement within the department


  2. HP Autonomy is struggling to create and sell products that "MOVE THE NEEDLE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 !!


  3. Good Comp, long hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Present Company bears no resemblance to its Garage Roots

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits; status of HP

    Cons

    Disconnected Management; daily changes in strategy. No New Business DNA in the software business.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it for more than 30 days


  6. Good Overall Experience

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

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

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Wish I could give it zero stars -

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

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

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

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

    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 Management

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


  9. HP is making a big difference

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  11. Helpful (6)

    Convoluted mess and over-promise under-deliver.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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