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Autonomy Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Challenging, Dynamic and interesting place to work provided you like hard work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Development in Cambridge, South West England, England

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hugely challenging workin environement. Broad exposure to new technologies. Excellent team ethos and dynamic working environment. Opportunties are varied and performance related. Excellent identification of an individuals skills and strengths. Hard work and dedication are rewarded. Strong competent management who quickly identify what is neccessary.

    Cons

    Core emphasis on sales and targets, placing enginering under strain. Acceptance that hours beyond 40+ a week are standard with no obvious financial reward; no clearly defined bonus structure. Dynamic working environment, wi'th 'upstart' approach is effective provided communication is clear and well maintained. Otherwise, lack of process can result in work being duplicated and poor quality results. Probably the result of rapid growth and huge success.

    Advice to Management

    Implement basic processes and ensure products and services are sold clearly with regards to their capabailities. 'Yes' cluture places engineering under unsustainable pressure.

  2. Helpful (1)

    if you have talent come here, fun and rewarding , if mediocre avoid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, South West England, England

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have talent its a greatcompany, best technology unlimited rewards for the stars. Company is grwoing very fast and awards big opions grants to those that suceed. If youa re brifgr you will be surrounded by really smart people.

    Cons

    if you are mediocre or want 9-5 avoid this company, if you don't like a hot kitchen this is not for you. The company is on a mission and you are either on board or not. People here do amazing things and when there is a crunch hours can be long for a week or two.

    Advice to Management

    more training and as things are moving so fast it would be good to get more updates. Don't be told to put in more process keep it the fun place it is

  3. Account executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people at HP, easy to get customers to take calls using HP name.

    Cons

    Horrible paperwork, high turnover, poor internal systems to get anything done, quotas with double digit annual increases, commissions three months after sales. There are at least half a dozen managers scrutinizing each rep on nearly a daily basis to critique sales progress.

    Advice to Management

    Before you move hardware managers into software management roles, explain to them that's there's a difference. Instead of making sales reps responsible for documenting multiple systems for the benefit of everyone in the company, maybe provide some admin support. Figure out that it's cheaper to keep employees and customers than it is to replace them.

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  5. World class organization

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology products & people. Plenty of training available. Competitive salary 401 and ESPP.

    Cons

    Commissions are hard to track. Health and welfare benefits are decent but very expensive. Sometimes big company red tape is a barrier.

  6. Good working culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Engagement, Industry level comp & benefits, Lot of growth opportunities within the company, Diversity and inclusion council actively working to bring in more diversity and bringing more women back to work.

    Cons

    Software needs more focus and need to move away from he Services oriented culture. Engineering and Non-Engineering viz. Operations & Services need to co locate so that it brings the Engineering closer to the customer needs and interests

    Advice to Management

    With HP split in the process now, both the companies should bring back innovation and R & D to the fore & focus so that the companies are able to maintain the leadership status in the market with more new products and services.

  7. skeevy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    got paid a nice salary, good office space in downtown san francisco, many smart employees, opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    bi-polar head of US operations, abusive and fraudulent CEO, zero QA done on the products, toxic culture from the top down

    Advice to Management

    only a company as dumb as HP would have every bought Autonomy, issues they uncovered had been there since 2000

  8. HP Autonomy is struggling to create and sell products that "MOVE THE NEEDLE"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many good people, low pressure, decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of product investment, several layoffs, hard to know what's next and when

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, if you are going to kill a product - Just do it !!

  9. Older technology with limited vision for refresh and poor work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Market Education. Some of the offerings are considered leaders in their respective markets.

    Cons

    There were some good people but many more in the organization who were full arrogance and personal agendas. It was extremely difficult to get focus on client issues. Much of poor attitude was a result of the leadership in place from the old Autonomy regime.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your existing Autonomy management teams carefully. Bring in new talent who can focus on rebuilding the brand through improved customer support and innovation.

  10. Good Comp, long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunches, breakfast. Good people.

    Cons

    Long hours and very tedious work with no vision to make better.

    Advice to Management

    Grow talent from within rather than trying to quickly grow teams from outside.

  11. Sweat shop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consultants in the consulting team are great.

    Cons

    Autonomy used H1B employees from India and Russia and required consulting service employees to be 80 hours a week billable.
    Dead wood in the management team collect the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood in the management team.

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