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Autonomy Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
326 Reviews
2.5
326 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.  

    I enjoyed the pay, but was never trained properly & held to unreasonable production standards.

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits! Organized sports after work against other company reams here in SF & good morale amongst coworkers. Free catered lunches weekly!

    Cons

    Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees. The sales/BDA goals are extremely unrealistic. I have led my sales team in all my prior positions, but at this company I never hit my weekly quota, nor did 90% of my peers in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Spend a day doing what they/we do & see exactly what we are up against & then set production goals based on that. REALISTIC, Attainable Goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The blind leading the blind

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

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

    Pros

    I met very smart and very loyal fellow workers who were honest and hard working.

    Cons

    I met ruthless and unpleasant management who were dishonest and incompetent at their jobs. Some of whom should be in prison for the robbery that was the sale to HP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not the smartest people in the room. Listen to your employees. Respect work life balance. Manage collaboratively and not through intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Law suit waiting to happen - Stay away from this place.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    If you are a great worker with great talents you will not be recognize for your ideas, hard work or any accomplishments if you are not one of the "favorites". Management is a joke no clue of their management duties. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    There were a few good people, starting pay out of college was great

    Cons

    There were many people there who just filled up seats and didn't do much. New ideas are squashed. Many contracts were signed for millions of dollars selling products that do not exist or that actually do nothing. No work-life balance, there is only work and it is your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

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

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    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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    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company being rebuilt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    most of crazy behavior is gone, the people who are left are actually very nice to work with. HP is putting in place new management who care more about people and communication

    Cons

    still a long way to go, some processes still not streamlined

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible employer, but with hidden pockets of sanity.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Job security. Plenty of lateral job mobility for competent employees. Offices in many parts of the world.

    Cons

    Widespread incompetence. Predatory management. Dysfunctional business processes. Starved for resources, because nobody is willing to spend money to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mutual trust and repsect is better than fear and bullying. You will retain more quality employees that way, and gain their loyalty. Loyal, competent employees accomplish great things in less time and fewer resources, and you are judged by higher management by the accomplishments of your underlings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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