Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.0 319 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(37 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees (in 19 reviews)

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

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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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    Dissatisfied

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

    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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    Not so great. need to improve a lot

    Intern Development Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    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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    Software Development

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Southborough, MA (US)

    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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