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

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone"
    in 20 reviews
  • "maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing"
    in 17 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time

ProsVery knowledgeable and talented group of people

ConsManagement lacked long term vision.

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