Autonomy Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Autonomy CEO Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman
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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. Software Engineer (Remote)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent leadership at the lower level. Corporate does a good job of keeping people informed and up to date on industry trends. Great support for remote employees. Even the layoff package was thorough and very complete.

    Cons

    Very difficult to see what impact you have on your division, much less the company as a whole. Senior management tends to obfuscate how well division are doing.


  2. Former C&C Analyst

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    Current Employee - Credit & Collections Analyst II in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Credit & Collections Analyst II in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autonomy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loved the open environment, maybe particular to the Plano office. Had great events to bring the various finance departments together.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for internal growth. I was on the opposite end of the acquisition and myself along with other in my group were let go. We all tried to interview and find positions within HP but were not able too.

    Advice to Management

    I think Meg is doing a fine job righting the ship from previous management decisions. Not sure I understand moving the Autonomy Bus Unit with Printers, but what do I know.


  3. company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy, an HP company has market leading technology and they believe in flexible schedules along with fair compensation.

    Cons

    Communication among employees could be better

    Advice to Management

    Work on effectively communicating verbally


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  5. Resourcing Help

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of resources to come and help when needed

    Cons

    Could not always get resources when they were needed


  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autonomy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative solutions Broad solution offerings very good training

    Cons

    SMS calls ever monday long sales cycles


  7. Director of Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autonomy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Products Great Peers Great Name Recognition

    Cons

    Horrible Management Horrible Politics Horrible Work Life Balance


  8. 3 out of 5

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    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No room for advancement within the department


  9. Think about employee engagement

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    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


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

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Account executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.



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