Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.0 318 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(36 ratings)

18% 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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    Better since the HP Acquisition

    Technical Consultant III (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement seems to take more of an interest in taking care of customers since the HP acquisition
    Great coworkers
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Flexible scheduling

    ConsMassive cuts to bonuses since the HP acquisition
    Software still has many core issues/bugs
    Software is often oversold leading to customer complaints
    HP is such an enormous company its hard to feel connected to anything but your home office
    Engineering is still very much a closed off world, seemingly disconnected from the reality of how the software actually works
    More of a focus on metrics as opposed to quality of work since the HP acquisition
    No pride in the work from anyone in the company
    Everyone I've spoken to internally detests our software, sales practices, and has no faith what-so-ever in the company (this includes having no faith in the HP parent organization).

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on getting the core software solid and bug free - its currently an embarrassment. This isn't a start-up company but the software quality is that of a beta from a start-up. Only within the last few months were sprints started for engineering - before that the release schedule would be over a year between updates. This is a step in the right direction, but without continued pressure its going to be far too little far too late. The only reason the company hasn't gone under is because of overly aggressive sales (the sales guys could probably sand to a guy dying of thirst) and our competitors not having much better offering. Basing your strategy on being just a little better than mediocre competitors is not a good way to inspire employee loyalty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    disorganized operation!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAble to work independently. Learning experience. Newly created position with many challenges.

    ConsNo raises or bonuses in two years!! High turnover. When HP took over my position in finance became extremely frustrating with the micro management mentality! My position was newly created & an uphill challenge to say the least! Myself & two colleagues without little supervision made remarkable strides. The manager @ HP had zero experience & would constantly send emails reminding up what to do! So happy my position was relocated!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo retain good talent you must pay well & don't continue to have the arrogant attitude "if you don't like it leave"! In my two year tenure I've seen top talent abandon ship!

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

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    No intent to work hard for this company

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsKnew that working on litigation software was the right business direction

    ConsDidn't treat employees respectfully. Slave driving parent company that didn't value the competency of company that it purchased. Employees felt they were treated as second class citizens, only be told what to do, instead of integrating with main company

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

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    Terrible

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsPeople from companies acquired by Autonomy are descent people.

    ConsHorrible management philosophy. Treat employees like crap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo HP management...clean house!

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    Autonomy after HP aquisition

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSalary and Business card good medical plan

    ConsUnrealistic sales goals. Lack of Corporate direction and message.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing on the number of meetings. Focus on getting better quality meetings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Technology Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFull of smart people. Young Company. Good benefits

    ConsNot very transparent. Long working hours. Management not responsive

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    The blind leading the blind

    Sales Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsI met very smart and very loyal fellow workers who were honest and hard working.

    ConsI met ruthless and unpleasant management who were dishonest and incompetent at their jobs. Some of whom should be in prison for the robbery that was the sale to HP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not the smartest people in the room. Listen to your employees. Respect work life balance. Manage collaboratively and not through intimidation.

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

     

    Seriously bad managemt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHp is hopeful that Autonomy software will help software sales. With global restructuring and Autonomy getting rid of terrible lack luster management they might have a chance.

    ConsClean house Hp. Just bad management all the way up. Bully tactics and lie lie lie ..,hp needs to really pay attention. Really good people walk out because of management and there's always an excuse made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEither learn your job or go find another one. I have never seen more incompetence at on company.

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    Law suit waiting to happen - Stay away from this place.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsFree breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    ConsIf you are a great worker with great talents you will not be recognize for your ideas, hard work or any accomplishments if you are not one of the "favorites". Management is a joke no clue of their management duties. No advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of time

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsThere were a few good people, starting pay out of college was great

    ConsThere were many people there who just filled up seats and didn't do much. New ideas are squashed. Many contracts were signed for millions of dollars selling products that do not exist or that actually do nothing. No work-life balance, there is only work and it is your life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves

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

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