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Helpful (11)

Wouldn't go back for seconds

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There's some sense of adventure within the top management. It's interesting to watch as people are jettisoned left and right for reasons that are unannounced and forgotten by morning.

Cons

The technology is largely a marketing game with no real promise as the end of the day. Most of the senior level engineers have no interest in staying due to the lack of technological creativity.

Advice to Management

Build a community that cares about the business they're in. Revamp your hiring policies to include students from more schools. Invest in the future of your employees. Engage in dialogue.

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  1. Helpful (17)

    The Worst Working Environment in Enterprise Software

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy's stock price is doing very well. They have good benefits and pay well, especially for Sales people on commission.

    Cons

    I came to Autonomy via an acquisition, like many on Glassdoor. Autonomy's paranoia and arcane business policies were apparent from day one. For experienced software veterans Autonomy's policies are unworkable. Sales is cutthroat, reps are told to sell anything the customer will buy. Marketing is told to invent new products via press releases. Engineering is told to stop all development not related to Autonomy's only product, Idol. It's difficult express just how awful the work environment is at Autonomy without experiencing it directly. The bullying that comes from HQ in the UK is a source of pride from the CEO and there are a team of executives in Cambridge that spend all day bullying sales and marketing with their snarky attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Offering advice is a waste of time since it falls on deaf ears. If you had kept the management from some of your prior acquisitions, things might be much different right now, and you might not be losing all your employees. Not that you care.


  2. Helpful (12)

    Not the best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and hands-off management - until a single bad month.

    Cons

    Baby-sitting, complete and utter distrust for employees, removal of information from employees' hands, all the power resides in the UK, mass exodus of employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust people and make Autonomy a decent place to work.


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