Autonomy
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www.autonomy.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great company for the right people!

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

ProsAutonomy is the leader in the enterprise search market, especially after acquiring its biggest competitor Verity. The culture of the company is very sales-driven. They are more interested in selling software than selling services- which is great! They want to go forward and expand their partner model in Microsoft-fashion. If they can build a service community that depends on the company's continued success it will drive market-share and the company's presence will expand organically. Their technical force is divided from their sales-force, which is not the norm in pre-sales. What it does allow for is greater dynamic asset allocation, which means when a pending deal needs an injection of talent or manpower it is more readily available than in a company that has its tech resources tethered to specific sales-people or regions.

ConsThere are high demands on your time. High-pressure as the quarter comes to a close. Their client support has gotten better and could improve even more. They can do more to improve their brand. Autonomy is not a household name but that is mainly because the average household has nothing to do with "enterprise search"! However if they devote development time to more public-facing projects (a good example is Blinx, which is IDOL-driven) they can become a part of the general public's consciousness- and that can only lead to greater success.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the bonus structure more transparent.

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    Autonomy - Road Warriors only need Apply

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy


    Pros: Autonomy is a fast paced company so caters to road warriors. They generally pull younger people out of college for their technical positions as… Cons: If you don't like to travel probably not the company for you. Travel for sales, technical, and marketing on a consistent basis. No… Advice to Senior Management: I think overall their strategy is very successful (take a look at their stock on the London stock exchange). That being said I think… More
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    Good software company with a lot of growth potential in this though market

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I have been working at Autonomy


    Pros: I get to work wit one of the hottest technologies available out there today. The core products are successful,… Cons: Due to the recent and some of the ongoing acquisitions, the company is quite decentralized. There are too many departments, and even more sub-departments… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to give more feedback back to the employees. More
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