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10 people found this helpful  

Not a good company to work for, unless you live to travel

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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

travel, downtown San Francisco office

Cons

terrible management communication,
terrible atmosphere,
terrible culture.
No transparency,
no career path,
no praise,
no trust

Autonomy has grown very quickly through aquisition. It often scares away or eliminates those in the companies it aquires. This strategy might lead to good balance sheets and cash flow statements, but it does not help create a positive or healthy work atmosphere.

While some people have a good experience (because they are shielded from some senior managers), many do not and wish they could get out or for those who have - had gotten out sooner.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes founders stay onboard too long, great marketing fluff though

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding Example of Corporate Fascism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    - Good benefits package (health, dental, etc.)
    - Core technology is solid
    - Decent stock option grants for select few

    **Very well-oiled separation process when you quit***

    Cons

    - Megalomaniacal management
    - Terrible, unpredictable bonus plan for many employees
    - Generous use of FIBCAMM (Fear and Intimidation-Based Computer-Aided Micro Management)
    - Growth through acquisition w/little understanding of businesses acquired
    - Steady loss of talent and intellectual capital in units outside core business
    - Financial success in spite of myriad flaws has convinced management there's no need to change or adapt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter--they don't want, wouldn't heed it, and would never accept it for what it is--honest feedback. They are likely very proud of the fact that Autonomy has the worst rating of any company on this site--proof that only the fittest will survive. So be it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work, and not enough substantive and meaningful work, run by fear and trembling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Free sodas,
    Ocasional free lunch
    Sales Kickoff meeting is in Miami
    Travel?
    Nice offices

    Cons

    Sales management process consumes a lot of time--but spent actually selling
    No performance reviews
    No raises
    Compensation plans are over-engineered and stacked to be in Autonomy's favor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent management, who knows how to train, motivate and retain people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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