Autonomy Reviews Updated 20 August 2014 Updated 20 August 2014 509 Reviews
Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday (in 33 reviews)
Nice office space and free lunch on Fridays but thats about it- (in 11 reviews)
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HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)
3 people found this helpfulPros
Good place to learn every single aspect of search technology. In fact, EXCELLENT for this! And instills good work ethic as they demand so much.Cons
Say bye, bye to your life, and hello to always feeling like you're failing!Advice to ManagementAdvice
I think they know...Doesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEO
18 people found this helpfulPros
Basic package is good, other employees friendly and free lunch on a Friday. Once you've worked the place out you can get by.Cons
Unfortunately the employees who have managed to endure it for years are so poorly treated they now see this as the norm and thus new employees are treated the same. Working conditions, equipment, training and moral are appalling. The complete management team treat everyone with distrust and insist on archaic sales practices which basically involve bullying and micromanagement of the sales teams which is deemed as the only way to run the company. Employees are also told to always say yes to customers even when the products are unsuitable or don’t even exist, not a nice position to be in if your customer facing and have any integrity at all. The ‘C’ level executives take great pleasure in informing new employees that “if they don’t perform then you won’t be here very long” and these threats continue throughout your working life. I’m lucky in the fact that I’ve been around the block, the poor graduate’s that they work like dogs and pay minimal salaries don’t know any better and are quite happy to fly to Miami (via most obscure and painful routes possible) and share a hotel room with a complete stranger (who’s just as depressed about the situation he’s in as you are) for a weekend of “aren’t we great” at which the leading ‘performers’, you can spot them, the technical employee of the year – Young, clever, hasn’t been home for 8 months, twitchy, nervous, needs a bath – gets a bottle of fizzy wine and a weekend in rehab! Nice touch. Don’t go near this place it’s an empty hole full of the people that either can’t get other jobs or don’t know any better.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Sell out and replace with competent senior management team who can drive the company forward to the next level. Constant acquisition to ‘keep the wheel spinning’ is a strategy that can only fail given the current blinkered attitudes and approach to solution selling and determination to succeed at whatever cost.Doesn't RecommendDisapproves of CEO
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Diverse range of products, and wide variety of customers.
Lots of travelling, offers a good lifestyle for people who manage their time.
People seem to be compensated well.Cons
Lots of travelling.
A lot of the skills you need have to be picked up on the spot, and quite a bit of improvisation is needed to complete the task.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Make sure training for the necessary work is given before deploying projects, this will allow the project to be completed to higher standards.RecommendsApproves of CEO