Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.0 318 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(36 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

  • 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)

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    Good first work experiance after coming from University

    Programmer (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood inter office Social Program, planned activities and break room games.
    Friendly helpful co-workers goof cooperation
    Flexible working hours
    Free coffee and drinks
    Available fitness center, bike lockup and showers
    Was able to learn a lot which was helpful for my first job after taking university classes.

    ConsTasks where pretty focused, not much variety from day to day.
    Open office made work environment very quit in order to not disturb others.
    After I mastered all of my day to day duties would easily get bored with work

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities to switch between projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery knowledgeable and talented group of people

    ConsManagement lacked long term vision.

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    Fantastic software, dishonest management, lack of training

    Business Development Executive (Former Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsYou could promote quickly if you were good at "networking"

    ConsPre HP acquisition: Lack of structured training, Dodgy sales commision scheme (paid late and alwayas trying to avoid it). Management of HQ absolutley tyrannical, unable to motivate employees other than with shouting and menacing

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

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

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    Making the future out of data

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery young and dynamic team.

    ConsThe management could be improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, difficult culture and sales model.

    S Account Executive (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH (US)

    ProsTechnology is unreal. Good comp plan.

    ConsNo territories and very few and very reluctant technical resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure the sales model and hire and train pre-sales tech resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good team, OK company

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsGreat co-workers, interesting product, great clients -- OK company with an average reputation and now part of a legacy company with reputation in question

    ConsAutonomy may or not find its way as part of HP -- the parent company is so large and at such a questionable place on its own timeline -- it's hard to see where or in what form Autonomy will be a factor in its life and work

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect with workers with bonuses and in-person conferencing to build loyalty, otherwise attrition will continue and the ideas that could enhance its relevance will go with exiting workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Executive (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsFlexible working environment with the ability to focus on historical and new accounts

    Consno real sales strategy - treat every deal as tactical. Management can come across as desperate to close any size of deal

    Advice to Senior Managementstart to take a more holistic approach to selling into major accounts and they will take you serious

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people but poor benefits

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Prosthe people and culture are great

    Consrewards and lack of performance reviews

    Advice to Senior Managementperformance reviews

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quirks but btter than others

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you had talent, drive and an ability to adapt you could do well at Autonomy.

    ConsSalary, employee relations and career development for young people were quite bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey got fired or left after the HP acquisition in which they all probably made millions. What can you tell people enjoying millions of dollars aquired as a direct result of their mgmt practices?

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

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