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Helpful (1)

What makes you want to work hard? Incentive.

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Current Employee - MARKETING EXEC
Current Employee - MARKETING EXEC

I have been working at Autonomy

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

And there's lots of incentive to work hard here but you gotta be smart too. As the old saying goes "anyone can bend down and pick up nothing" but if you're smart you'll find you'll hard work will pay dividends.

Cons

If you're and Service Engineer and don't want to travel then that'll be a big disadvantage and if you're in R&D and/or Dev and aren't smart then go hide under a rock because you won't last here!

Advice to Management

Rotate more staff internationally. True, not many people want to work in a rainy island in the Atlantic but lots want to work in the US and/or Asia!

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  1. Helpful (14)

    Calgary office is a sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist (Europe) in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist (Europe) in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -You'll have the chance to work with unique technology, Enterprise Search, E-Discovery, Call Centre Management Software, E-Mail Archiving and Business Process Automation. -Software supported on several platforms, opportunity to learn new skills. -There are great people at Autonomy Calgary (ex Verity)

    Cons

    -There is no PMO or SDLC in place, no agile or waterfall, software is developed and released with poor planning. The customer base is unhappy with the product quality and support, customers have learned that the only way to get a bug fixed is to go legal. -There are banned words at Autonomy, for example; if you tell a customer you have found a bug in the software, you'll be fired. You'll be reminded via email not to say or write the banned words or else. This practice creates paranoia and high levels of stress. -Micro-management defines Autonomy. Managers at Calgary office have no voice, everything is done according to the directives of a few people in the UK, they decide hiring, terminations and everything else, Calgary managers execute orders no questions asked. -You'll be promised bonuses, salary increases and much more but in reality you won't get anything and forget about career growth. -Work life balance doesn't exists. It is extreme really, they will check the ID card readers to check the time you got in and the time you go home and monitor the time you take for lunch. I have seen nasty emails sent to employees for leaving 10 minutes before close of business. My manager did a good job at fighting this culture but gave up, he left the company. -The workload for each tech is so high it is ridiculous. -Don't expect a performance review or manager feedback on goals and achievements. -Promotions are given to managers friends and even relatives. nepotism? -Lastly, do not bother applying for a job if your GPA is less than 3.5

    Advice to Management

    You are not running a startup, it is time to change your management practices and stop the micro managing style. The best asset in Autonomy is the people, you need to take care of your staff, don't just promise, walk the talk and reward (at least say thanks once in a while) your employees.


  2. Helpful (11)

    Be wary!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It has an aggressive sales culture and is focussed very much on results. If you are goal oriented, this would be a dynamic environment and you may be rewarded well if you bring in significant revenue.

    Cons

    The management has a closed door management style that lacks transparency and there is hardly any 'autonomy' over your career or workplan. Pay rise is non-existent for most employees who have worked hard and make sacrifices by putting long working hours, foregoing a work-life balance lifestyle. There are reliable sources that testify that severance compensation is almost non-existent for long term loyal employees who have been laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff desrerved to be paid well for their contributions to the company. Don't burn your bridges with the ex-employees, compensate them accordingly as paths will cross and staff morale will be affected.


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