Autonomy
2.0 of 5 302 reviews
www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Autonomy Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 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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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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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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Not so great. need to improve a lot

Intern Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Prosaccountability
pay
less number of people and hence you get to know every one and easy to reach
cafeteria is good and cheap
some teams are doing great job

Consno proper work culture.
bangalore office is dummy. Every single order has to come from head office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dissatisfied

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

ProsThere is a very relaxed attitude within the workplace. This doesn't make for much of a 'work environment' however.

ConsThere's often nothing to do, and staff know it.

Advice to Senior ManagementSort out some structure

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

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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A proverbial 'How Not To Manage' a company. Every person is more inept than the last. Zero room for career growth.

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

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

ProsYou aren't held to your ancillary metric of calls so long as you perform the actual task of sourcing meetings.
Fairly relaxed environment except when management is present.
Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday.

ConsYou cannot advance within the company and there is zero track for career growth.
Management is pompous, vindictive and petty. A company of many bads ideas.
Don't confuse motion with action.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. There's no hope for these people. I would say accept input from your staff but that's already in place in a kind of shrewd attempt at feigning interest.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time

ProsVery knowledgeable and talented group of people

ConsManagement lacked long term vision.

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The reign of terror is over!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNone. They bought our company and destroyed it. They didn't care about customers and cared less about employees.

The only "pro" is that HP have purchased us and everything is better. It was almost an immediate turn around in terms of message. Focus is back on customer satisfaction and it's very clear that employees are considered valuable again.

Everything

ConsI was always proud of how much my company cared about our customers and employees and then Autonomy bought us. They clearly didn't care about our customers at all. Everything was about "new license revenue". So sorry if you were already a customer.

They treated employees like a commodity that could be replaced on a whim. It was truly a terrible few years until HP purchased us and saved us from the horrible policies and behaviour of Autonomy.

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