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

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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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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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:
  • "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
  • "upper management but they've all left since HP acquisition"
    in 18 reviews
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High pressure, little support

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood technology that can be used as a differentiation. Good platform for cloud and archiving unstructured data. Legal is good to work with on contracts, in line with sales and helpful. HP brand is helping them and adding some structure to the sales process.

ConsVery highly leveraged comp plan. They go through sales people quickly. Some do VERY well, esp those who have been there for a long time and know the products and internal mechanisms and can work the system. For others it's a challenge with many folks going after same accounts. Bad support and implementation history makes add on selling and up selling very difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the customer more, and less on the quarterly #. Provide a fair and equitable territory and provide new folks an opportunity to succeed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy

Prosinteresting technology, great people free Friday lunch

Consupper management but they've all left since HP acquisition

Advice to Senior Managementto HP leadership, keep selling and investing in the Autonomy products

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Good first work experiance after coming from University

Programmer (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Autonomy as an intern for more than a year

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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I've worked for many technology companies over the years and this one leaves a bad taste.

Enterprise Account Executive (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

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

ProsI joined this company with hopes of sharing a technology that I thought would be a difference maker and exciting to sell. I really think the technology is solid.

ConsToo many skeletons in customer closets. Too many clients that have been burned w/broken promises. This negative information undermines any effort to sell new clients. Management by fear and intimidation has to go. A revolving door of talent. HP is always looking for a replacement body. Training new people is a constant at Autonomy/HP. After 1 year with this company I was one of (3) people left that were in my initial training class of 32. I lasted 1 1/2 years and left completely frustrated.

Advice to Senior ManagementAutonomy management that has stayed on from acquisition needs to go. They may be performing and making their numbers but don't be fooled, they're bad apples. There is no effort to provide customer satisfaction and do the right thing for clients.

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

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Not a good place to work

EDiscovery Case Administrator (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsAbility to work remotely on occasion

ConsAutonomy operates on the good ol boy system. Regardless of your skill set

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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cool technology - poor management and integration

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsInteresting technology
as part of the larger HP organization, it's possible to look at other areas within HP for possible career moves

ConsMicro management, public belittling of employees, high turnover (i'm the last one left of my initial training group of 24 - and that's less than 2 years later)
unrealistic

Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the culture that still exists in Autonomy - and it is toxic to long term success. Bring better and more consistent management from HP or outside the organization.

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

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Rough Sales Environment

Account Executive (Current Employee)

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

Prostechnology is solid, a few people make money

Consrough sales environment, high turn over, no transparancy, few new products, good deals are few and far between. No annual performance reviews, no increases, unattainable quotas. Channel conflict is prevalant.

Advice to Senior Managementclean house, when 100% of your teams don't make quota, address the numbers, address the compensation, or be prepared to lose everyone worth keeping.

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

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very disorganised senior mangement

Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat people and travel expenses.

ConsPoor management and poor allocation of resources. False promises...

Advice to Senior Managementdon't buy a company then sue it!

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

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worst sw company I have ever seen

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

Prossome software modules very good

Consbadly managed, will take too long for HP to restructure , understand how to move forward

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHP purchased
Free breakfast Wednesday
Free lunch Fridays
Most employee are very nice

ConsLow pay. But you will do the work of higher paying employees without a thank you.
Managment very sad they no nothing. I have never worked anywhere where management was so off.
No HR reviews or raises. I no co workers who have not had a review since starting.
No advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementTake management courses. Many of you are breaking laws.

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

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