There are newer employer reviews for Autonomy

 

Bill Hewlett is probably spinning in his grave.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technical Specialist  in  Emea (Indonesia)
Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Emea (Indonesia)

I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good salary
Some very nice people
Good Christmas parties

Cons

Old school aggressive sales flogging tired tech that gets buggier and less stable with every release. There's no righting this ship Mr Youngjohns, give it up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold your hands up and admit you're out your depth managing technical projects.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

326 Other Employee Reviews for Autonomy (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Very hands off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom with your work. No pressure whatsoever. Nice Christmas party.

    Cons

    Most of the codebase was pure spaghetti code and new grads are just thrown in there without any training or support. Most of the developers seem to be Cambridge geeks with no social skills. I can't think of a single time anyone in my team has greeted me with a 'Hello' in the morning. Very strange...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to change the company culture and support your new grads with training!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Technology, terrible corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy's IDOL technology and the products they built around it are really competitive, specifically around the E-Discovery and Information Managment Solutions. Their marketing had always been very good, fantastic material, good demos, etc. Also the support from the Pre-Sales department has been exceptionally strong.

    Cons

    The corporate culture had been the worst I every experienced. People were purely looked at from a numbers perspective, senior management would never listen to anything they were told from somebody who was not part of their "club" (i.e. at least Cambridge based). Senior managers would regularly shout at employess, call them names, etc. - absolute nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thankfully the senior management has completely left since the acquisition by HP. The new management should clearly pay more respect to their employees. Also the "international" approach has been purely around the UK and the USA. Any other part of the business (regionally) was overlooked. Management should pay a lot more attention to other regions, since there is untapped potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
There are newer employer reviews for Autonomy

Worked for Autonomy? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.