Autonomy Reviews

Updated 19 July 2015
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Autonomy CEO Meg Whitman
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Pros
  • Free lunch on Fridays is also ok (in 11 reviews)

  • Work/life balance was exceptional (in 8 reviews)

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

  • 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)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Worst company ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly can't even think of anything positive of Autonomy, sadly. It had great brand name of Interwoven, people were great

    Cons

    In APAC, it was a nightmare. Past management prior HP acquisition was a total shocker. Poor leadership (locally and globally). Product marketing is half baked. Sales ppl ware asked to perform regardless. Unfortunately, this is not the place to be if you want to contribute to a proper working environment that you could excel in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and customers.


  2. Resourcing Help

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of resources to come and help when needed

    Cons

    Could not always get resources when they were needed


  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Federal Account Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative solutions Broad solution offerings very good training

    Cons

    SMS calls ever monday long sales cycles


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  5. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1)Benefits seem ok 2)Work life balance seems better compared to other companies. 3)flexible work timings.

    Cons

    Senior management have been changing people at the top and changing strategy too often . Not much communication in India.


  6. Director of Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Products Great Peers Great Name Recognition

    Cons

    Horrible Management Horrible Politics Horrible Work Life Balance


  7. 3 out of 5

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Litigation Support Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefit. encourage employee to grow and balance work and personal life.

    Cons

    No room for advancement within the department


  8. Think about employee engagement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced work environment. Company was growing rapidly and very focused on revenue which often led to late hours

    Cons

    Poor benefits such as 401k match or equity compensation

    Advice to Management

    Think about employee engagement rather than just the bottom line revenue


  9. Good technologies and products but the company is too big for an innovation or change

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

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many good technologies; overall good products. Free schedule, but full work load. Overall decent benefits. Perfect place for a college graduate.

    Cons

    Not that much opportunity to introduce something new as there is a lot of technologies already in place; the company is more interested in consolidating technologies and get rid of the rest. As in any big company changes are slow. Too many middle level managers. Extremely difficult to make a career. Medical/Dental insurance could be less expensive for a big company like that.

    Advice to Management

    Create better conditions for innovation. Develop more feasible opportunities for career growth.


  10. Not what it once was

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very little hassle from area manager and head office

    Cons

    Lone working, little support, poor pay


  11. Diverse company although frustrating at times.

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    I have been working at Autonomy

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel. Effective Management.

    Cons

    Some of the less commonly sold products were of poor quality and virtually undocumented. Very little formal training.



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