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

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2013
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2.0 301 reviews

                             

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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I like it!

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat teams, great people, interesting projects

Consnothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

Advice to Senior Managementput in more time into planning

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Development

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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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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Unbelievable Products, marginal management

Inside Sales (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

Prosmost powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

ConsVery little flexibility in opportunity management

Advice to Senior Managementwhy not build a search engine based on IDOL?

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

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It's a job

Cloud Engineer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe job provides a decent lifestyle and interesting challenging work. Awesome people that hold the teams together.

ConsI don't have anything particularly new to say compared to the present reviews. I can see truth in most of the issues raise, but wonder if it's really that different to other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementLooking forward to see what magic HP can bring. I am very hopeful that Meg Whitman sees the challenge of transforming the business from ones that driven by sales to one that driven by customer (and hopefully employee) satisfaction.

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

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Much improved

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSince the directors quit a couple of months ago things have got much better here. Plus the web filter that stopped us getting to a load of websites has gone and the dress code is casual at last.

But the best thing about being here is the rest of the dev team who are great guys and you learn loads from each other.

ConsThough the former directors were the cause of most of the negativity here we could still probably do with some new ones so I hope someone's looking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HP is making a big difference

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNew management really gets it. Things are starting to turn around, but there's a ways to go.

ConsThere are lots of challenges, and it will take a while to fix what is broken.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet us have more access to HP's systems and infrastructure.

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

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Great company with a lot of wealth

EDD Specialist (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

ProsChill job.
Excellent opportunity for those who travel.
$75 per diem

ConsHorrible system performance. Why can't they invest in better hardware?
No internal promotions
Management sucks
Horrible communication, no email replies from management/HR
no reviews or raises

Advice to Senior ManagementReply to emails sometimes
Adapt a Yearly review/Bonus
Raises? Cost of Living?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research and Development is a joy at Autonomy.

Research and Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe work is extremely rewarding in R&D. The technology is fantastic, and the the opportunities for a challenging career are better than at most companies.

ConsHistorical culture issues with culture are quickly evaporating.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue embracing the heart of the HP Way, invest even more in R&D and customer satisfaction. The Autonomy software portfolio has so much more potential with more customer satisfaction.

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

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Incredible technology, great opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsThe technology is second to none.
Good management support.
Access to all tools necessary to help customers find success in their areas

ConsTraining is currently being strengthened and has a little way to go.
Traditional Autonomy metrics are still being used but that is for the reps to deal with and not let it interfere with the relationship with the client.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupplement the training with more in-depth offerings for the verticals.
More centralized account control as opposed to the more "Oracle" method of having multiple reps in a single account with no identified leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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