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Autonomy Reviews

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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
Robert Youngjohns
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  • Genuinely Exciting Proposition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England

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

    Recommends
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    Pros

    Great company with a group of employees that are very energising to work among. I joined prior to the acquisition, and have seen so much change throughout the whole organisation, almost entirely for the better. A solid product set with a genuinely exciting story to tell. It's given me opportunities that I would never have had anywhere else.

    Cons

    HP is a very big company, and that inevitably leads to some frustrations. These are probably less problematic for someone joining the company fresh, but it represented quite a shift for existing employees. It can be a lot to get your head round at first, but is something that you can figure out with time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep betting on your people, and keep telling the big story.

Autonomy Interviews

Updated 13 Mar 2015

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    Software Developer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Autonomy (Cambridge, East of England, England) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I very nearly cancelled this interview because of the awful reviews by ex-employees. However, the lady at the recruitment agency that organised the interview in the first place convinced me to attend. As for applying for the position, I believe that my CV was sent to the company, I didn't do it through their website. They asked for a copy of university assessment results, which I screenshot and sent to them.

    The interview was initially a 1-on-1 technical interview with a pleasant guy who I believe was a software development team leader. We discussed projects that were on my CV in some depth. Then there was a C# paper-based coding test that involved sorting and linked lists.

    After this, the interviewer went to fetch a colleague who was head of another team, and they both continued to ask many technical questions on algorithmic complexity and also general OO programming concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • How to detect a loop in a linked list. I was continually asked if I could improve the performance of the algorithm, and they added various limitations to make the problem harder. I got stuck eventually and they explained the approach that they were looking for.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I initially accepted the offer, with a starting date 6 months away as I have yet to graduate. Since then however I have accepted a job with another company who seem to have a better graduate training program, as well as a better salary. I still have concerns about the management of the company. The only part of their large offices that I saw was the reception and a small meeting room.

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Website www.autonomy.com
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 1,000 to 5,000 Employees
Operated By Hewlett-Packard
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £5 to £10 million (GBP) per year
Competitors IBM

HP Autonomy goes after content that stands on its own. The company's software is used to organize unstructured data from e-mail, social media, Web pages, presentations, business applications, and other information not commonly stored in databases. Its products enable companies worldwide to automate the classification and management of data (including text, audio, and video), and archive messaging content from email and other sources. The data can then be fed into customer relationship management, business intelligence, document management, and other applications to... More

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