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

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Great until you realise you're putting in crazy hours and the rewards have dried up.

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy

ProsSome of the technology is excellent and genuinely exciting but theres far too much overlap due to the number of acquisitions.

Bonuses and pay rises can be good but you won't know when or if you're going to get them.

ConsNo feedback on performance, you'll either be told via email that you're getting an bonus/pay rise or you'll receive no feedback regardless of the amount of work you're putting in.

Far too much micro-management from the top level. Simple things like holiday arrangements are controlled by senior management despite them not knowing or you are or what your're actually working on. Middle management have very little control and are largely tasked with reporting to the senior levels.

Product development is purely sales driven, nothing happens without a sale or potential sale. When the sale does happen the pressure is put on the development team to get the product out the door as fast as possible, often with unrealistic schedules.

For a company that sees information as all important theres very little internal communication and no discussion.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the micro managing, there are excellent mid level managers who helped build succesful companys before Autonomy stepped in.

Make the process behind pay reviews and bonuses review more transparent, especially for non sales.

Unrealistic development schedules need to be addressed, the quality of the product is suffering.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Acquire and dismantle as a business model

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy


Pros: The products and technology from Autonomy itself and from it's many acquisitions have a huge… Cons: There is no vision and leadership, and this permeates the culture. I personally witnessed a thriving vibrant company filled with brilliant extremely hard working people… Advice to Senior Management: While the balance sheets look great, they are misleading. Hand the company over to new leadership that has at least a minimal amount of respect… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Work hard, be rewarded

Technical Specialist (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Autonomy


Pros: Scope for career advancement. Interesting projects Definite feel of being on "A… Cons: Can be tough If you're not self motivated, don't apply. Better be comfortable with airports… Advice to Senior Management: A little time off would have been nice. Even the most dedicated… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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