Autonomy

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Lots of potential, but stifled by untrusting executive management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

Seemingly stable company, good benefits, and competitive pay. If you can work autonomously (no pun intended) with little input from management, you may do well.

Cons

Lots of turnover leads to spinning one's wheels, and lack of direction from management. Management can be very short sighted. Mike Lynch likes to have his hands in every aspect of the company, and can be very difficult and stubborn to deal with. There are no employee reviews, so forget about any kind of yearly salary adjustments. Alternative employee compensation (bonuses, stock options, etc) are also long gone. Open floor plans (no cubicle walls) makes for a very noisy and distracting work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust and empower your employees to make decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work for thick skinned employees.

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Organizational committment to addressing any and all technical defects with the product
    Growing company with lots of potential
    Aggressive management who are committed to financial success

    Cons

    Customer experience is sacrificed as the cost of getting product out the door.
    Very engineering oriented company, harder for non-engineers to be recognized/respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company's reputation is questioned everyday as incomplete product offerings are released to the market. Need to fix this.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great rewards provided you're willing to give up any sembalance of a normal life.

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

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Work across wide range of industries and technologies. Pays well if you're willing to work very hard and are willing to have no boundaries on work life balance. Very challenging to work at, forced to learn new technologies and adapt quickly. Regardless of how they operate they are pulling in profit quarter after quarter so stock options are worth something.

    Cons

    No regular review process so you better negotiate hard for your initial starting salary. Only get pay rises and bonuses if you happen to be working on high profile projects that are bringing in lots of money for the quarter. Often promises are made to clients before an engineering solution exists, which means mad scramble to get stuff done. Don't exhibit a lot of trust in employees. Seem to have a mentality that everyone is replaceable. No real development methododology to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience is worth far more than education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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