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

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 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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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:
  • "Hiring staff was difficult as senior management would only approve a new hire if they came from a university that was acceptable to them"
    in 18 reviews
  • "upper management but they've all left since HP acquisition"
    in 18 reviews
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Not a good place to work

EDiscovery Case Administrator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsAbility to work remotely on occasion

ConsAutonomy operates on the good ol boy system. Regardless of your skill set

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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cool technology - poor management and integration

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsInteresting technology
as part of the larger HP organization, it's possible to look at other areas within HP for possible career moves

ConsMicro management, public belittling of employees, high turnover (i'm the last one left of my initial training group of 24 - and that's less than 2 years later)
unrealistic

Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the culture that still exists in Autonomy - and it is toxic to long term success. Bring better and more consistent management from HP or outside the organization.

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

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Rough Sales Environment

Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

Prostechnology is solid, a few people make money

Consrough sales environment, high turn over, no transparancy, few new products, good deals are few and far between. No annual performance reviews, no increases, unattainable quotas. Channel conflict is prevalant.

Advice to Senior Managementclean house, when 100% of your teams don't make quota, address the numbers, address the compensation, or be prepared to lose everyone worth keeping.

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

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worst sw company I have ever seen

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

Prossome software modules very good

Consbadly managed, will take too long for HP to restructure , understand how to move forward

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHP purchased
Free breakfast Wednesday
Free lunch Fridays
Most employee are very nice

ConsLow pay. But you will do the work of higher paying employees without a thank you.
Managment very sad they no nothing. I have never worked anywhere where management was so off.
No HR reviews or raises. I no co workers who have not had a review since starting.
No advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementTake management courses. Many of you are breaking laws.

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

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Not so great. need to improve a lot

Intern Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Autonomy as an intern for less than a year

Prosaccountability
pay
less number of people and hence you get to know every one and easy to reach
cafeteria is good and cheap
some teams are doing great job

Consno proper work culture.
bangalore office is dummy. Every single order has to come from head office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Software Development

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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Some good Some Bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

ProsReally unique technology with impressive executives and previous sucess.

ConsSales team was largely ignored, tight quarters with little to no management

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take time to more formely train new new business development executives to ensure they're on teh right path.

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Worst company ever worked for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy for more than a year

ProsHonestly can't even think of anything positive of Autonomy, sadly. It had great brand name of Interwoven, people were great

ConsIn APAC, it was a nightmare. Past management prior HP acquisition was a total shocker. Poor leadership (locally and globally). Product marketing is half baked. Sales ppl ware asked to perform regardless. Unfortunately, this is not the place to be if you want to contribute to a proper working environment that you could excel in your career.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees and customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A proverbial 'How Not To Manage' a company. Every person is more inept than the last. Zero room for career growth.

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

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

ProsYou aren't held to your ancillary metric of calls so long as you perform the actual task of sourcing meetings.
Fairly relaxed environment except when management is present.
Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday.

ConsYou cannot advance within the company and there is zero track for career growth.
Management is pompous, vindictive and petty. A company of many bads ideas.
Don't confuse motion with action.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. There's no hope for these people. I would say accept input from your staff but that's already in place in a kind of shrewd attempt at feigning interest.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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