Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
334 Reviews
2.6
334 Reviews
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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
  • maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    cool technology - poor management and integration

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough Sales Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Not a good place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    Software Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Work was challenging and rewarding. However, management is eccentric.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a large data center presence and steady growth.
    As a PM, you get the chance to apply your project management skills to real-world IT projects.

    Cons

    Management is eccentric and acts in a secretive manner.
    One day, your job is going well, and the next day, you're out the door without any explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't withhold information from your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unbelievable Products, marginal management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    most powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

    Cons

    Very little flexibility in opportunity management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why not build a search engine based on IDOL?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and talented group of people

    Cons

    Management lacked long term vision.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an 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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