Autonomy Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Only if you aspire to be a gladiator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product strategy. If you can sell in this environment, you can make as much money as anyone in the software sales game.

    Cons

    Abusive management relationship to sales force. Completely obscure pricing policies. "Smash and grab" sales culture. Close the deal at all costs, with no future commitment to customer success or satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Get your personal affairs in order before reporting to the penitentiary to begin serving your sentence.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Wish I could give it zero stars -

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great marketing - cool message. Great Sales reps. Much better after the HP sale. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    over 90% turnover for a reason. You can sell, but management will take the deal away from you so you don't get the commission. Pricing is not available for sales people on 90% of the products and to get pricing, you have to give up 75% of your commission. Lot's of travel, metrics - 5 face to face a week and 1 proposal. No org chart, limited access to engineers, no white papers. Some of the software works. Run away! Don't stop here.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Flee!!! Run for your lives!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has some neat new technology to work with

    Cons

    Bad management and leadership overall.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Salary review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None
    No good benefits
    No commendations

    Cons

    Senior skilled employees are treated as fresh graduates And paid peanuts

    Advice to Management

    Be generous and reward your best employees and you may be able to retain them


  6. Helpful (4)

    Aurasma is very apt - explosive bowel movement

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices on St James. You too can have a fumble where the queen mum used to get jiggy.

    Cons

    They support chav sports. A lot of hot air at best, aurasma producing is the norn.

    Advice to Management

    the most senior have gone, but the real trash are still there. the training guy is basically lower than a suicide bomber..


  7. Helpful (1)

    It was a unique experience

    • 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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Colleagues had a few laughs

    Cons

    Management did not add any value and micro managed


  8. Helpful (1)

    Lots of work, no personal gain.

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

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Christmas party, which they are plan on removing this year. Decent bonus, generally nice working environment. Free food on Fridays and drinks everyday

    Cons

    The management never seem to know what's going on down below. The only way to get a pay rise is to quit. The hard work pays off in the short tern, rarely in the long term. Difficult to advance due the the cosy management in place.

    Advice to Management

    Don't break promises (raises, visa, travel). You are working you employees to death. Manage your projects better, quality not quantity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    In Flux

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Becoming more HP like and customer centric

    Cons

    time of instability and uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Quicken the process to integrate


  10. Helpful (4)

    Should never have taken the job offered to me here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    - They hire college grads with potential
    - Great people in the office. Really feel like you're in the trenches together.
    - Smart people: you will learn a lot
    - Great office with a great view.
    - Fantastic initial compensation and benefits package
    - If you get in with the right group, you're set for life (see con #1)

    Cons

    - If you don't get in with the main clique or if you anger/annoy any of them, you experience all of the following cons
    - No career growth or development. You just get shuffled around with no direction to where they need people (usually the less glamorous teams)
    - No positives on the horizon. One of the reasons I had left is that no one around me had seen raises, promotions, or bonuses of any kind for 5+ years.
    - Culture is very negative. Very much a thought of "let's just suck it up and do this so we don't get yelled at" instead of "let's do this because it's good business"
    - Non IDOL software is extremely buggy and bugs go unfixed for months unless support hammers into development.
    - Accountability almost always comes back to support. An issue taken up with management goes to support. Issues in development come from customers to support, back to development, who tries to say that the customer is wrong even if support has verified the issue. Sales reps, on-site consultants, and more- all issues just keep coming back to support.
    - Huge turnover. A lot of senior guys who hadn't seen any positives in years left, making it harder to learn or master the products. With only college grads coming in, it's hard to keep experts around.

    All that said, it's possible this is all changing due to HP's takeover and executive level changes. So take this with a grain of salt. Make sure this is a job you really want to do before taking the offer or it will hurt your future career.

    Advice to Management

    I'm aware that the transition to HP is changing things slowly so it may be getting better. But to any still there from Autonomy- good managers reward success, reprimand failure, and shield their team from flak from above. They don't pass the blame and cover their own hide.


  11. What am i doing?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting paid to arrive in work when i feel like it, play pool or stand around chatting whilst drinking free coffee, having been given any direction in weeks no one seems to know what's going on.

    Cons

    The departure of Mike Lynch and he vision he was the reason i joined Autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Most employees i speak to have already placed their CV's with recruiters.



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