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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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"
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disaster

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosthey'll hire just about anybody

Conssham of a company, as evidenced by the inevitable fallout that has come after the HP acquisition put an end to the phony management. little of real value here, but amazing salesmanship.

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

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OK company but bad management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time

ProsFree Friday Lunch, great co-worker

ConsBad Management, and bad management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsCame 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.

ConsEverything 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 Senior ManagementNow 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).

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

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Enterprise Account Executive (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsBroad product offering, good technology mix

ConsHorrible culture, run through fear and intimidation.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more positive, use the carrot more then the stick

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Good team, OK company

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

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

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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Disjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsThe benefits are great. The work can be interesting. Opportunities to travel and diversify work on occasion.

ConsDisjointed Structure, Poor Incentives, Detached Management, No Culture. Management shows, at best, a tolerance for employees. Desire to increase sales no matter how unreasonable the client's demands.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward people, communicate, and listen. Don't hide in your office or behind your computer. Give employees incentives to increase revenue and stop micromanaging.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, a difficult place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy

Prossome good technology, good, smart people, interesting story to tell

Constremendous and unnecessary amount of pressure to make quarterly #'s. Very short sighted. Very bad internal CRM. Lack of customer support and R&D spend.

Advice to Senior Managementplease take a longer term view and invest in customer satisfaction, implementation excellence and the sales will come. move to HP's SalesForce.com. Integrate sales force to focus on customers, not specific products. too hard to tell a holistic story

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Only if you aspire to be a gladiator

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

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

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

ConsAbusive 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 Senior ManagementGet your personal affairs in order before reporting to the penitentiary to begin serving your sentence.

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

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Wish I could give it zero stars -

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

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

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

Consover 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.

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

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

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

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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