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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.0 319 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(37 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday(in 33 reviews)

  • Nice office space and free lunch on Fridays but thats about it-(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees(in 19 reviews)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone(in 18 reviews)

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    It's a job

    Cloud Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsThe job provides a decent lifestyle and interesting challenging work. Awesome people that hold the teams together.

    ConsI don't have anything particularly new to say compared to the present reviews. I can see truth in most of the issues raise, but wonder if it's really that different to other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLooking forward to see what magic HP can bring. I am very hopeful that Meg Whitman sees the challenge of transforming the business from ones that driven by sales to one that driven by customer (and hopefully employee) satisfaction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Much improved

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsSince the directors quit a couple of months ago things have really got better for us in Cambridge at least. Plus the web filter that blocked access to a load of websites has gone and the dress code is now casual.

    But the best thing here has always been the rest of the dev team who are all great guys and you learn loads from each other.

    ConsThough the directors were the cause of much of the negativity here we could still do with some new ones, so I hope they're looking for some.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Much improved

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsSince the directors quit a couple of months ago things have got much better here. Plus the web filter that stopped us getting to a load of websites has gone and the dress code is casual at last.

    But the best thing about being here is the rest of the dev team who are great guys and you learn loads from each other.

    ConsThough the former directors were the cause of most of the negativity here we could still probably do with some new ones so I hope someone's looking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quick thinking required.

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England

    ProsDiverse range of products, and wide variety of customers.
    Lots of travelling, offers a good lifestyle for people who manage their time.
    People seem to be compensated well.

    ConsLots of travelling.
    A lot of the skills you need have to be picked up on the spot, and quite a bit of improvisation is needed to complete the task.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure training for the necessary work is given before deploying projects, this will allow the project to be completed to higher standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, but no place for slackers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat opportunities, steep learning curve, excellent senior management, dynamic environment and the people are great - some of the best in the industry.

    ConsThis is not the place for someone passive, if you don't get a response to an email, just escalate. Don't sit around thinking it is not your responsibility just because you didn't hear back. This is actually a pro as I dislike reactive behavior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicating the rules more openly would help new employees adjust more easily.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, Dynamic and interesting place to work provided you like hard work!

    Development (Current Employee) Cambridge, South West England, England

    ProsHugely challenging workin environement. Broad exposure to new technologies. Excellent team ethos and dynamic working environment. Opportunties are varied and performance related. Excellent identification of an individuals skills and strengths. Hard work and dedication are rewarded. Strong competent management who quickly identify what is neccessary.

    ConsCore emphasis on sales and targets, placing enginering under strain. Acceptance that hours beyond 40+ a week are standard with no obvious financial reward; no clearly defined bonus structure. Dynamic working environment, wi'th 'upstart' approach is effective provided communication is clear and well maintained. Otherwise, lack of process can result in work being duplicated and poor quality results. Probably the result of rapid growth and huge success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement basic processes and ensure products and services are sold clearly with regards to their capabailities. 'Yes' cluture places engineering under unsustainable pressure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Overall Experience

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsCasual workplace, approachable management, earnest desire to improve.

    ConsConvoluted technological tools, rigid workflow, slow to respond to change and/or off the mark with industry standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Software Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosoffice culture, city workingmn environment

    Consbad management and lack of communication

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    I like it!

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat teams, great people, interesting projects

    Consnothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

    Advice to Senior Managementput in more time into planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Development

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Southborough, MA (US)

    ProsFast pacing environment;
    Lot of technologies involved;
    Smart people, open communication;
    Your opinion is listened to;
    Benefits are respectful.

    ConsProfessionalism is recognized but not so fast as one would wish - promotions are slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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