Autonomy
2.0 of 5 301 reviews
www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.0 301 reviews

                             

38% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(26 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone"
    in 20 reviews
  • "maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing"
    in 17 reviews
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Nice place to eat lunch but glad I don't work there anymore

Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Southborough, MA

I worked at Autonomy

ProsThe cafe is pretty good. free coffee & snacks. Would provide good material for a horrible office sit-com or blog. Free lunch on Friday. You'll learn how a company should not be run.

ConsIt's all been said. I would have been happier cleaning up after dogs than working for these Stepford Execs. If you have one shred of respect for yourself and self worth avoid this place.

Advice to Senior Managementno need to, they are PHDs and know it all. maybe it is the English way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work which is intellectually engaging at times and offers a flexible schedule but overall a numbing cultural experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsGenerous vacation is offered. Allows for a relaxed work-lifestyle given that your work schedule can be flexible. Exposure to other product offerings and possible career changes. Employees with a proactive attitude can thrive here. Good stock options or restricted stock units rewarded. Good bonus plan.

ConsAn ambiguous company structure from an employee career growth perspective. No annual salary increases. Additional compensation based on qualitative milestones. Employee review or assessments are not well structured or non-existent in some cases. Impersonal culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide career paths or options for employees. More clarity to the review process for employee performance assessment and its translation to compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of Leadership and Moral Standards!

Vice President Sales (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Autonomy

ProsCompetitive Salary
Entrepreneurial Spirit (I'm trying to come up with something)

ConsLeadership lack Morals
Executive leadership use bully tactics internally (employees) and externally (customers)
Lack of institutional Trust across all levels
Lack of institutional control
No value of people asset
Arrogance

Advice to Senior ManagementThe sales teams are pitted against each other. The executive team has no logical explanation for this and as you can imagine this structure leads to internal bickering and nepotism when it comes to management. Customers suffer from lack of account management and internal controls. Good luck HP as you probably already know you bought a sack load of manure.

No, I would not 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

I have been working at Autonomy

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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Been miserable. They have no idea how to manage top people. Little confidence unless you are luck enough to close a bi

Senior Protect Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsPossible changes with recent acquisition. May be lots of leads but yet to happen

ConsHorrible arogent culture. Lots of b players. Small percentage of people survive very long.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange attitude if your interested in retaining and even attracting great people. Get organized and help employees understand how to go to market

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Convoluted mess and over-promise under-deliver.

eDiscovery (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Autonomy

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

I have been working at Autonomy

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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Great technology, way too much micro-management

Sales (Former Employee)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

I worked at Autonomy

ProsGreat products and technology
Strong financials
Market leader
Opportunity to make a lot of money

ConsBrutal culture - either fit or you're gone
Micro management

Advice to Senior ManagementHire professionals and provide latitude to do things their own way

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OK company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsIt has some good technologies and smart peoples. It also pays good after merger with other small companies.

Consbenefits are not good. the company is pretty stringent on everything, from pc, laptop and other stuff. Low benefit matches.

Advice to Senior Managementplease offer good benefit packages, good 401k matches. Put more energy on research and development, not only on sales.

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Meh.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vista, CA

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros"Free Lunch Friday", free sodas. Decent health insurance

Cons"Instantaneous stock value" management style, churn & burn employee treatment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell to HP... already did it. Great.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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