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Run a mile

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Former Employee - Sales Director
Former Employee - Sales Director

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

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

Pros

HP were able to break-up the kangaroo court that ran the company

Cons

Products only ever worked with considerable pro services. Management tried to rule through intimidation. Questionable ethics on contract negotiations. Lots of forgotten promises. Very few pre and post sales engineers. A cut and run mentality on closing deals.

Advice to Management

My advice to HP is to remove any senior sales management who have been in their roles for more than 3 years. Get a decent CRM tool. Get a price list that reps can quote from. Get a proper pro services organization. Question why you paid $10bn+ for such a sham of a company

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Nightmare - stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Some great technology and a few decent people have hung on and are to be commended for their perserverance. HP, if it sees it through, will create better possibilities but it will be a while to figure out how to do this - I wish them luck.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst possible management culture imaginable; from top (mostly gone - and rightully so as the news will bear out) to bottom. Managers are used to lying to employees to get deals done with favored reps. Salesfolk hired for their rolodexes - once this is exhausted and they figure out they are selling questionable products/support and are jeopardizing their relationships and integrity (about 3-6 months in), they quit. Extremely caustic treatment and outright boldface lying to the very people who interface with the customer so customer satisfaction low and reputation shot. HP stuck trying to unwind this nettle of lies which is a shame because the people who represented some very fine products deserved better - but that wasn't the goal of Mike Lynch and company, was it?

    Advice to Management

    Replace all levels of legacy Autonomy management and issue a public statement to existing customers that you will be in touch to introduce the HP way of doing of doing business; the customer-centric way. All should be removed to rid the culture of the toxic treatment of the customers and employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Started out ok but no upward movement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    great people. good environment. decent management

    Cons

    If you work hard you'd expect at least a raise at a normal company. not here


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