Autonomy
2.0 of 5 302 reviews
www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Mar 03, 2014
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38% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(26 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A great place to work for some, but not what I signed up for

Technical Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- good work life balance
- excellent project managers from HP recently brought in
- stable career
- good line managers

Cons- There was not a Christmas party this year - the norm before the takeover was for the company to hire a jet, fly us out and put us up in a 5* hotel for the weekend.
- Free Friday lunch has been cancelled
- pigeon holed into learning about technologies which are likely to be torn apart and rebuilt over the coming years
- salary increases are fairly non existent
- some of the technology is fairly dated.

Advice to Senior Management- create a graduate scheme with clear learning objectives and cash incentives to stay for X years.
-hire UI developers to create a cross platform easily configurable UI for IDOL

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic software, dishonest management, lack of training

Business Development Executive (Former Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England

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

ProsYou could promote quickly if you were good at "networking"

ConsPre HP acquisition: Lack of structured training, Dodgy sales commision scheme (paid late and alwayas trying to avoid it). Management of HQ absolutley tyrannical, unable to motivate employees other than with shouting and menacing

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Making the future out of data

Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsVery young and dynamic team.

ConsThe management could be improve.

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

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Sales Executive (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsFlexible working environment with the ability to focus on historical and new accounts

Consno real sales strategy - treat every deal as tactical. Management can come across as desperate to close any size of deal

Advice to Senior Managementstart to take a more holistic approach to selling into major accounts and they will take you serious

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great technology. Lots of pressure to succeed. Unforgiving of the slothful, moaning & stupid.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsNot very PC I know! But its both true that its great technology and that there is a great deal of pressure to succeed at every level. The rewards for the successful and hard working are significant and the opportunities for where this gig could go are immense, but the problems come when everyone thinks THEY are the hard working ones (and aren't) in which case its pretty unforgiving.

ConsIts not a perfect world but this seems to sort out the men from the boys. Choose wisely and know you're strengths.

Advice to Senior ManagementIts a big mistake not to publicise rewards more internally. Need better internal comms. Having said that, the fundamentals are the right ones so these are relatively minor concerns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not Bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy

ProsGreat culture in the office. Meg Whitman is a fantastic and visionary CEO.

ConsPoor compensation in terms of salary. Little opportunities for career growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No intent to work hard for this company

Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

ProsKnew that working on litigation software was the right business direction

ConsDidn't treat employees respectfully. Slave driving parent company that didn't value the competency of company that it purchased. Employees felt they were treated as second class citizens, only be told what to do, instead of integrating with main company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice Technology Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsFull of smart people. Young Company. Good benefits

ConsNot very transparent. Long working hours. Management not responsive

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Still needs to organize, streamline and sort out product problems

Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

Proslots of work flexibility, interesting technology, with a big push and support from the wider HP. great office locations, and a lot of investment in training/personal development

Constoo many product issues lead to more discussions with irate clients than selling to new ones. too many product divisions and sales groups leads to huge internal collaboration problems. Base compensation below industry average

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy

Prosinteresting technology, great people free Friday lunch

Consupper management but they've all left since HP acquisition

Advice to Senior Managementto HP leadership, keep selling and investing in the Autonomy products

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