Autonomy Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
326 Reviews
2.3
326 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
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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)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've worked for many technology companies over the years and this one leaves a bad taste.

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Denver, CO

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I joined this company with hopes of sharing a technology that I thought would be a difference maker and exciting to sell. I really think the technology is solid.

    Cons

    Too many skeletons in customer closets. Too many clients that have been burned w/broken promises. This negative information undermines any effort to sell new clients. Management by fear and intimidation has to go. A revolving door of talent. HP is always looking for a replacement body. Training new people is a constant at Autonomy/HP. After 1 year with this company I was one of (3) people left that were in my initial training class of 32. I lasted 1 1/2 years and left completely frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Autonomy management that has stayed on from acquisition needs to go. They may be performing and making their numbers but don't be fooled, they're bad apples. There is no effort to provide customer satisfaction and do the right thing for clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    big lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - International Business Development  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - International Business Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    technology is interesting, pretty office in San Francisco, good benefits.

    Cons

    a lot product issues, no growth, no employee development,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't come to work with mental issues, go take care of yourself out of the job environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    High pressure, little support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technology that can be used as a differentiation. Good platform for cloud and archiving unstructured data. Legal is good to work with on contracts, in line with sales and helpful. HP brand is helping them and adding some structure to the sales process.

    Cons

    Very highly leveraged comp plan. They go through sales people quickly. Some do VERY well, esp those who have been there for a long time and know the products and internal mechanisms and can work the system. For others it's a challenge with many folks going after same accounts. Bad support and implementation history makes add on selling and up selling very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer more, and less on the quarterly #. Provide a fair and equitable territory and provide new folks an opportunity to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good place to work

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    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely on occasion

    Cons

    Autonomy operates on the good ol boy system. Regardless of your skill set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    cool technology - poor management and integration

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    as part of the larger HP organization, it's possible to look at other areas within HP for possible career moves

    Cons

    Micro management, public belittling of employees, high turnover (i'm the last one left of my initial training group of 24 - and that's less than 2 years later)
    unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the culture that still exists in Autonomy - and it is toxic to long term success. Bring better and more consistent management from HP or outside the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough Sales Environment

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    technology is solid, a few people make money

    Cons

    rough sales environment, high turn over, no transparancy, few new products, good deals are few and far between. No annual performance reviews, no increases, unattainable quotas. Channel conflict is prevalant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house, when 100% of your teams don't make quota, address the numbers, address the compensation, or be prepared to lose everyone worth keeping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    HP purchased
    Free breakfast Wednesday
    Free lunch Fridays
    Most employee are very nice

    Cons

    Low pay. But you will do the work of higher paying employees without a thank you.
    Managment very sad they no nothing. I have never worked anywhere where management was so off.
    No HR reviews or raises. I no co workers who have not had a review since starting.
    No advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take management courses. Many of you are breaking laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Development

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast pacing environment;
    Lot of technologies involved;
    Smart people, open communication;
    Your opinion is listened to;
    Benefits are respectful.

    Cons

    Professionalism is recognized but not so fast as one would wish - promotions are slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some good Some Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Really unique technology with impressive executives and previous sucess.

    Cons

    Sales team was largely ignored, tight quarters with little to no management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time to more formely train new new business development executives to ensure they're on teh right path.

  11.  

    A proverbial 'How Not To Manage' a company. Every person is more inept than the last. Zero room for career growth.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You aren't held to your ancillary metric of calls so long as you perform the actual task of sourcing meetings.
    Fairly relaxed environment except when management is present.
    Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday.

    Cons

    You cannot advance within the company and there is zero track for career growth.
    Management is pompous, vindictive and petty. A company of many bads ideas.
    Don't confuse motion with action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. There's no hope for these people. I would say accept input from your staff but that's already in place in a kind of shrewd attempt at feigning interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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