Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
510 Reviews

2.3
510 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees (in 19 reviews)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    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 Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 18 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Hell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    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 Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quick thinking required.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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