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Autonomy Reviews

Updated 7 September 2014
Updated 7 September 2014
330 Reviews
2.4
330 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
Robert Youngjohns
42 Ratings

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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
  • maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Bill Hewlett is probably spinning in his grave.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Emea (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Emea (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Some very nice people
    Good Christmas parties

    Cons

    Old school aggressive sales flogging tired tech that gets buggier and less stable with every release. There's no righting this ship Mr Youngjohns, give it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your hands up and admit you're out your depth managing technical projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid here, Sales Mgmt nightmare, no interest in Customer Sat, takes large deals away, few ever make 50% of quota

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Autonomy does have some outstanding software products that are good and provide value when they are installed and configured correctly.....

    Very nice co-workers that will try to help you

    Cons

    *Senior leadership does not care about the satisfaction of their customers.
    *They acquire companies, integrate their IDOL technology, significantly reduce the development and support staff, but increase the sales force too large and very few sales people make any good money.
    *Terrible customer support
    * Sales leadership regularly in group meetings unprofessionally tears sales reps apart verbally.... a real team moral killer.
    * The fastest revolving door of good sales people that I have ever witnessed.
    * Sales leadership is very direct and aggressive about driving the sales teams to just close the business, take the money and run, whether the customer will benefit from the software or not.
    * Many unhappy customers who admit that after they purchased the software they felt abandoned.
    *Senior leadership only focused on selling the business to cash out which they did to HP who I believe will regret their decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP management needs to completely clean house of all senior leadership and completely clean house of all sales leadership and sales managers. They all need to go as soon as possible.

    The market for their products does not support the size of their current sales staff headcount which needs to be reduced by at least 50% to allow those that remain to make a living.

    Reinvest in technical support teams to improve customer satisfaction

    Reinvest in product development to update some of the products which are getting rather old in the tooth from a technology perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stay well clear!

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The marketing is top-notch. It basically sells itself.

    Cons

    Too many to list. It was a sinking ship even before HP came along, now it's just hit an Iceberg and shattered in pieces!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Came for aggressive comp plan and thought I knew about the culture walking into this role but boy was I was wrong. It was everything and more and that's not good.

    Cons

    Everything you've read about this company is 100% true. Win at all costs is the motto here. Do anything/say anything to get the deal and let someone else worry about the customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that HP owns the company I'm sure the toxic culture is being driven out of the Autonomy organization. To the current and former Autonomy management team, check your ego at the door, treat people like you want to be treated, and be honest (to your employees and your customers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only if you aspire to be a gladiator

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good product strategy. If you can sell in this environment, you can make as much money as anyone in the software sales game.

    Cons

    Abusive management relationship to sales force. Completely obscure pricing policies. "Smash and grab" sales culture. Close the deal at all costs, with no future commitment to customer success or satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your personal affairs in order before reporting to the penitentiary to begin serving your sentence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish I could give it zero stars -

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great marketing - cool message. Great Sales reps. Much better after the HP sale. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    over 90% turnover for a reason. You can sell, but management will take the deal away from you so you don't get the commission. Pricing is not available for sales people on 90% of the products and to get pricing, you have to give up 75% of your commission. Lot's of travel, metrics - 5 face to face a week and 1 proposal. No org chart, limited access to engineers, no white papers. Some of the software works. Run away! Don't stop here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flee!!! Run for your lives!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Has some neat new technology to work with

    Cons

    Bad management and leadership overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aurasma is very apt - explosive bowel movement

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice offices on St James. You too can have a fumble where the queen mum used to get jiggy.

    Cons

    They support chav sports. A lot of hot air at best, aurasma producing is the norn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the most senior have gone, but the real trash are still there. the training guy is basically lower than a suicide bomber..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salary review

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None
    No good benefits
    No commendations

    Cons

    Senior skilled employees are treated as fresh graduates And paid peanuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be generous and reward your best employees and you may be able to retain them

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a unique experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Colleagues had a few laughs

    Cons

    Management did not add any value and micro managed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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