Autonomy Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Diverse company although frustrating at times.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel. Effective Management.

    Cons

    Some of the less commonly sold products were of poor quality and virtually undocumented. Very little formal training.


  2. 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.


  3. Good starting graduate salary but offers very poor career progression.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture. Casual to smart casual dress code. Good starting salary for graduates. There are times when there is actually nothing to do (sometimes for weeks or even months), usually between projects or when a project is postponed. You'll be able to work from home frequently if that's what you prefer as it's quite common with other employees and managers. Newly refurbished office is in a very good location based in the City, London with various places to go to for lunch. Biggest positive was that I was fortunate enough to work with a great bunch of fellow consultants (except one) on various projects. They were extremely helpful and a joy to work with.

    Cons

    There isn't really a future working for the company. The old Autonomy philosophy was to hire consultants within the first couple of years of graduating and offer a decent graduate salary. From there the chances of getting a pay rise or a promotion is very unlikely, even after when the company was acquired by HP. Training/shadowing is insufficient and sometimes non-existent (depending on the product.) There's no formal practice for the company to retain material (documentation, guides etc.) created from previous projects, therefore information is siloed in people's heads which is then lost when they leave the company. Most consultants are shoved onto projects that are mid-way though its lifecycle with little support or briefing. The company has no structure or process to help employees with their career progression. Consultants spend most of their time using and deploying in-house software applications, and learning very little transferable skills in the process. Projects are managed in a very top heavy structure, with many PMs and seniors managers reporting progress but very few consultants assigned to do the actual work. Lastly, many employees (consultants, PMs, managers etc.) including myself have left the company recently. Some being made redundant, others leaving for the greater good. HP don't intend to hire new people any time soon, especially not for the HP Software/Autonomy division. Further redundancies are inevitable as the company seeks to minimise losses from the acquisition and other areas of the business as they prepare to split the company into two at the end of the year. If you are lucky enough to receive an offer to join HP Autonomy, be very prepared to what you are signing up for!


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  5. Good working culture

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

    Pros

    Employee Engagement, Industry level comp & benefits, Lot of growth opportunities within the company, Diversity and inclusion council actively working to bring in more diversity and bringing more women back to work.

    Cons

    Software needs more focus and need to move away from he Services oriented culture. Engineering and Non-Engineering viz. Operations & Services need to co locate so that it brings the Engineering closer to the customer needs and interests

    Advice to Management

    With HP split in the process now, both the companies should bring back innovation and R & D to the fore & focus so that the companies are able to maintain the leadership status in the market with more new products and services.


  6. Helpful (2)

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    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 !!


  10. I arrived at the party late

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hp has good brand recogntion

    Cons

    Compared to other software firms No Strong direction or ethos Variable pay and reward structure seems fairly negligible Very bureaucratic and process heavy for everything Little day to day perks, subsidized food, coffee cups and etc

    Advice to Management

    Actions matter, talking about investing in the business is more then stock buy backs and layoffs. The software is lacking true identity and vision, it is just figuring out new buzz words to try to sell yesterdays news


  11. Helpful (1)

    If you want a paycheck, this is for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a paycheck. You can work from home writing bandaid code to work around stupid bugs or talking to India or Chicago. 2000-era software. Discounted HP products.

    Cons

    You can ask for a raise and they will give someone else a raise even after working 70 hour weeks. The HP name is why they are still in business. Culture is divided by roles and perception. High school mentality with roles of geeks, jocks, PTA moms, and coaches. Entertaining if you stay out of it. It affects professional relationships when senior members take part in it and actively suppress others. If you are a girl, you will have guys all over you.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of dead weight here (management, too). The team is not going to succeed at anything more than maintaining the product. The team does not care. The ones who would have cared are gone. Hire innovative people and eliminate the culture of fear and passive aggression.



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