Autonomy

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3 people found this helpful  

Good Compensation, Excellent Benefits - But be prepared to work long, hard hours. Communication is poor.

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Current Employee - Technical Specialist
Current Employee - Technical Specialist

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

The work is interesting, the salary is good, the benefits package excellent.

Cons

Many employees are overworked, communication within the company poor, even within individual teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication, more team-building neccessary. Nurture the new hires - especially the ones straight out of college - more and don't drive them nearly as hard.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, inexperienced, poor communication, and run similar to a start-up without the excitement.

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    Former Employee - Presales Consultant
    Former Employee - Presales Consultant

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    If you're an Oxford or Cambridge graduate then you will be accepted here so maybe a good place for a first job. As a sales rep, the pay is good assuming you're gifted with decent leads.

    Cons

    The company culture is very poor, there is no management hierarchy, no employee recognition, zero communication from management, and a default setting of zero trust towards its employees. The organisation has zero management/hierarchy due to lack of trust and therefore any decisions right down to travel approval require endless cycles of administration. No frills travel, expect to fly EasyJet or RyanAir by default and no consideration for employees travelling all day, or having to get out of bed at 4.30am to get an easyjet flight. Cost comes before employee satisfaction. Also, due to the high-attriction rate, there are no domain experts, only generalists which means that each sales or presales employee has to work unnecessarily harder to lack of vision/foresight. Don't expect a BlackBerry, if you want one, then you'll have to buy it yourself, as well as configure it yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Incorporate a standard policy of equipment, rather than providing IT professionals with £200 laptops purchased from PC world on an ad-hoc basis. 2. Empower employees (especially presales/sales). 3. Provide BlackBerry's rather than second hand mobile phone devices. 4. Remove the blame culture. 5. Investment & training in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 18 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Hell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Basic package is good, other employees friendly and free lunch on a Friday. Once you've worked the place out you can get by.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the employees who have managed to endure it for years are so poorly treated they now see this as the norm and thus new employees are treated the same. Working conditions, equipment, training and moral are appalling. The complete management team treat everyone with distrust and insist on archaic sales practices which basically involve bullying and micromanagement of the sales teams which is deemed as the only way to run the company. Employees are also told to always say yes to customers even when the products are unsuitable or don’t even exist, not a nice position to be in if your customer facing and have any integrity at all. The ‘C’ level executives take great pleasure in informing new employees that “if they don’t perform then you won’t be here very long” and these threats continue throughout your working life. I’m lucky in the fact that I’ve been around the block, the poor graduate’s that they work like dogs and pay minimal salaries don’t know any better and are quite happy to fly to Miami (via most obscure and painful routes possible) and share a hotel room with a complete stranger (who’s just as depressed about the situation he’s in as you are) for a weekend of “aren’t we great” at which the leading ‘performers’, you can spot them, the technical employee of the year – Young, clever, hasn’t been home for 8 months, twitchy, nervous, needs a bath – gets a bottle of fizzy wine and a weekend in rehab! Nice touch. Don’t go near this place it’s an empty hole full of the people that either can’t get other jobs or don’t know any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell out and replace with competent senior management team who can drive the company forward to the next level. Constant acquisition to ‘keep the wheel spinning’ is a strategy that can only fail given the current blinkered attitudes and approach to solution selling and determination to succeed at whatever cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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