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Quick thinking required.

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Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

Diverse range of products, and wide variety of customers.
Lots of travelling, offers a good lifestyle for people who manage their time.
People seem to be compensated well.

Cons

Lots of travelling.
A lot of the skills you need have to be picked up on the spot, and quite a bit of improvisation is needed to complete the task.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure training for the necessary work is given before deploying projects, this will allow the project to be completed to higher standards.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Thinking is discouraged.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    The people at my office (who are mostly from pre-Autonomy acquisition - not much of a hint at my location) are smart and professional.

    Cons

    Management by intimidation. Problem solving is discouraged. No chance for a raise = no motivation to work, other than, of course, the fear and intimidation and the off chance of getting fired. All decisions are made at UK headquarters, no matter which people/what product are affected by the decisions. Features are sold which don't exist yet, and then engineers are bulldozed into working crazy hours to throw some half-baked solution together on a short time frame, and then harassed when it doesn't work well, but not given the time to fix it, because surprise surprise, some new thing has been sold which doesn't exist yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not really advice to mgmt. Most mgmt feel like they have their hands tied, except upper mgmt who are self confident jerks. One comment in this forum isn't going to transmogrify the guys at the top into competence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Calgary at risk of following in Ottawa's footsteps

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to work on exciting new technologies, and there are still some very talented folks there

    Cons

    Complete disconnect from HQ in UK, and overall somber mood in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could write a book on it, but nobody would read it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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