Autonomy Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
342 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.7
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Autonomy CEO Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman
1 Rating

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)

More Pros and Cons

342 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 3 out of 5

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. Think about employee engagement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced work environment. Company was growing rapidly and very focused on revenue which often led to late hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits such as 401k match or equity compensation

    Advice to Management

    Think about employee engagement rather than just the bottom line revenue


  3. Good technologies and products but the company is too big for an innovation or change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many good technologies; overall good products. Free schedule, but full work load. Overall decent benefits. Perfect place for a college graduate.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity to introduce something new as there is a lot of technologies already in place; the company is more interested in consolidating technologies and get rid of the rest. As in any big company changes are slow. Too many middle level managers. Extremely difficult to make a career. Medical/Dental insurance could be less expensive for a big company like that.

    Advice to Management

    Create better conditions for innovation. Develop more feasible opportunities for career growth.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Account executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Smart people at HP, easy to get customers to take calls using HP name.

    Cons

    Horrible paperwork, high turnover, poor internal systems to get anything done, quotas with double digit annual increases, commissions three months after sales. There are at least half a dozen managers scrutinizing each rep on nearly a daily basis to critique sales progress.

    Advice to Management

    Before you move hardware managers into software management roles, explain to them that's there's a difference. Instead of making sales reps responsible for documenting multiple systems for the benefit of everyone in the company, maybe provide some admin support. Figure out that it's cheaper to keep employees and customers than it is to replace them.


  6. World class organization

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology products & people. Plenty of training available. Competitive salary 401 and ESPP.

    Cons

    Commissions are hard to track. Health and welfare benefits are decent but very expensive. Sometimes big company red tape is a barrier.


  7. skeevy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    got paid a nice salary, good office space in downtown san francisco, many smart employees, opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    bi-polar head of US operations, abusive and fraudulent CEO, zero QA done on the products, toxic culture from the top down

    Advice to Management

    only a company as dumb as HP would have every bought Autonomy, issues they uncovered had been there since 2000


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 !!


  9. Older technology with limited vision for refresh and poor work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Market Education. Some of the offerings are considered leaders in their respective markets.

    Cons

    There were some good people but many more in the organization who were full arrogance and personal agendas. It was extremely difficult to get focus on client issues. Much of poor attitude was a result of the leadership in place from the old Autonomy regime.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your existing Autonomy management teams carefully. Bring in new talent who can focus on rebuilding the brand through improved customer support and innovation.


  10. Good Comp, long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. Sweat shop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Consultants in the consulting team are great.

    Cons

    Autonomy used H1B employees from India and Russia and required consulting service employees to be 80 hours a week billable.
    Dead wood in the management team collect the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood in the management team.



Showing 342 of 344 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.