Autonomy
2.0 of 5 301 reviews
www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2013
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38% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

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17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's a job

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

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

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

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

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

I have been working at Autonomy

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

I have been working at Autonomy

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

I have been working at Autonomy

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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I like it!

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

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

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

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

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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Work was challenging and rewarding. However, management is eccentric.

IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has a large data center presence and steady growth.
As a PM, you get the chance to apply your project management skills to real-world IT projects.

ConsManagement is eccentric and acts in a secretive manner.
One day, your job is going well, and the next day, you're out the door without any explanation.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't withhold information from your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unbelievable Products, marginal management

Inside Sales (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

Prosmost powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

ConsVery little flexibility in opportunity management

Advice to Senior Managementwhy not build a search engine based on IDOL?

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

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HP is making a big difference

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNew management really gets it. Things are starting to turn around, but there's a ways to go.

ConsThere are lots of challenges, and it will take a while to fix what is broken.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet us have more access to HP's systems and infrastructure.

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

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