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Updated 14 July 2014
Updated 14 July 2014
509 Reviews

2.3
509 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
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38 Ratings

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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  1.  

    It's a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Looking 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Much improved

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

    Since 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.

    Cons

    Though 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.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Much improved

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

    Since 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.

    Cons

    Though 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.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quick thinking required.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    Pros

    Diverse 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but no place for slackers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicating the rules more openly would help new employees adjust more easily.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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