Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 05, 2014
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2.0 317 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(36 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)

  • 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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    Bill Hewlett is probably spinning in his grave.

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) Emea (Indonesia)

    ProsGood salary
    Some very nice people
    Good Christmas parties

    ConsOld school aggressive sales flogging tired tech that gets buggier and less stable with every release. There's no righting this ship Mr Youngjohns, give it up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold your hands up and admit you're out your depth managing technical projects.

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

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    Stay well clear!

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsThe marketing is top-notch. It basically sells itself.

    ConsToo many to list. It was a sinking ship even before HP came along, now it's just hit an Iceberg and shattered in pieces!

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

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    Avoid here, Sales Mgmt nightmare, no interest in Customer Sat, takes large deals away, few ever make 50% of quota

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsAutonomy does have some outstanding software products that are good and provide value when they are installed and configured correctly.....

    Very nice co-workers that will try to help you

    Cons*Senior leadership does not care about the satisfaction of their customers.
    *They acquire companies, integrate their IDOL technology, significantly reduce the development and support staff, but increase the sales force too large and very few sales people make any good money.
    *Terrible customer support
    * Sales leadership regularly in group meetings unprofessionally tears sales reps apart verbally.... a real team moral killer.
    * The fastest revolving door of good sales people that I have ever witnessed.
    * Sales leadership is very direct and aggressive about driving the sales teams to just close the business, take the money and run, whether the customer will benefit from the software or not.
    * Many unhappy customers who admit that after they purchased the software they felt abandoned.
    *Senior leadership only focused on selling the business to cash out which they did to HP who I believe will regret their decision

    Advice to Senior ManagementHP management needs to completely clean house of all senior leadership and completely clean house of all sales leadership and sales managers. They all need to go as soon as possible.

    The market for their products does not support the size of their current sales staff headcount which needs to be reduced by at least 50% to allow those that remain to make a living.

    Reinvest in technical support teams to improve customer satisfaction

    Reinvest in product development to update some of the products which are getting rather old in the tooth from a technology perspective.

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

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

    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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    Only if you aspire to be a gladiator

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

    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)

    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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    Flee!!! Run for your lives!!

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsHas some neat new technology to work with

    ConsBad management and leadership overall.

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

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    Aurasma is very apt - explosive bowel movement

    Sales (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNice offices on St James. You too can have a fumble where the queen mum used to get jiggy.

    ConsThey support chav sports. A lot of hot air at best, aurasma producing is the norn.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe most senior have gone, but the real trash are still there. the training guy is basically lower than a suicide bomber..

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

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    Project Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNone
    No good benefits
    No commendations

    ConsSenior skilled employees are treated as fresh graduates And paid peanuts

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe generous and reward your best employees and you may be able to retain them

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    It was a unique experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Colleagues had a few laughs

    ConsManagement did not add any value and micro managed

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

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