Autonomy

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10 people found this helpful  

Interesting technology, terrible work environment, very weak senior management

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Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

The technology is very interesting
Company founders continue to invest large sums into R&D
Financial results reflect a wide market acceptance for product offerings
Little to no real competition

Cons

Very poor work environment
Account management is ... just bring me the deals no matter what territory or product line
Account management is ... Do your five visits a week and 2 proposals and you are a good AE otherwise expect to be openly harrassed in front of sales team during weekly sales calls
If you enjoy micro-management then this is the place to work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Strategies that worked so well at the start-up phase are no longer applicable as a global software player. Company can be doing 5x more revenue if current Senior Management is replaced by capable professionals that know from experience how to run a global software company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    The most thankless workplace imaginable

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    The view from the San Francisco office. Free lunch on Fridays is also ok.

    Cons

    All strategic decisions are made by a small group of people in th UK and never shared with the rest of the company. There is no such thing as a pay raise, with employees promised "discretionary" bonuses that are only delivered after threats to quit. Sales people have to adhere to stringent help generating new leads. Existing customers are generally very unhappy and instead of fixing the technology, the strategy seems to be to put a band-aid on at each customer issue with promises of longer-term fixes that never seem to materialize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people outside the inner circle to make decisions. Stop using fear to motivate employees. Focus on creating a consistent installation process to increase the customer satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    No feedback. No raises

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    - Atleast people I work with day to day are nice ,helpful and kowledgeable
    -Great customers and oppurtunity to learn customer interaction.

    Cons

    -No feedback about performance, no reviews
    -No raises, no communication regarding career path
    -No promotions
    - No growth
    - It is hard to keep giving your best when you are not getting anything back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Pay attention to employees and their needs.
    - Decentralize the control. Currently too much remote controlling going on from headquarters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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