Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
510 Reviews

2.3
510 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
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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
  • 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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  1.  

    very disorganised senior mangement

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and travel expenses.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't buy a company then sue it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dissatisfied

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

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out some structure

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

    Not so great. need to improve a lot

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    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    accountability
    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

    Cons

    no proper work culture.
    bangalore office is dummy. Every single order has to come from head office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Development

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pacing environment;
    Lot of technologies involved;
    Smart people, open communication;
    Your opinion is listened to;
    Benefits are respectful.

    Cons

    Professionalism is recognized but not so fast as one would wish - promotions are slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Some good Some Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Really unique technology with impressive executives and previous sucess.

    Cons

    Sales team was largely ignored, tight quarters with little to no management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time to more formely train new new business development executives to ensure they're on teh right path.

  7.  

    Work was challenging and rewarding. However, management is eccentric.

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't withhold information from your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Unbelievable Products, marginal management

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

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

    Pros

    most powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

    Cons

    Very little flexibility in opportunity management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why not build a search engine based on IDOL?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and talented group of people

    Cons

    Management lacked long term vision.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit. 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company being rebuilt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    most of crazy behavior is gone, the people who are left are actually very nice to work with. HP is putting in place new management who care more about people and communication

    Cons

    still a long way to go, some processes still not streamlined

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