Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 05, 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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    About the Compnay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosif you are looking for some sort of easy, something similar to govt. desk job, then this is the place for you

    Consnot much opportunities. Fresher, avoid it as much as possible

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They will try to never give you what you deserve

    The Worst Policies You Will Ever See In Any Company - Bar None (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsFriday lunches, coffee, good friends, bus pass, local managers are OK

    ConsWhere do I begin: No support for personal progress - I have seen my friends ask for training and get rejected every time. You will never get a rupee spent for training or professional development. There is no training budger for India is all they were told. Bonus policies: they are the worst. You spend an year working way above what was expected and you get a paltry bonus. Then you are expected to stay for 8 months in the company after getting the bonus in order to retain the bonus! yes, you heard me right. There is a month lock in period after you get your bonus for working the next year and then 2 months of notice period to leave. HR/Finance policies are the same: You work from Jan-dec of 2011 and you get your promised bonus (part of your CTC) in the first week or april 2012. Then you need to stay for 8 months to retain the bonus.. so you stay for an year more working with no bonus! How is that for a kicker? I am told that it is even worse for managers and directors. Give it months, this place is a sinking ship and people are jumping ship like rats! This year, there are no raises (just like the last several years). So, enjoy your perpetually decreasing quality of life. I am getting out on April 1.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive flexibility to the local leadership to take decisions. Reward engineering based on what they deserve for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A software company where employees will be treated as slaves

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore

    ProsThe one and only advantage in working with this company in India, is you get work from home option with laptop. I'm not sure how long this will exists?

    ConsMiddle level managers in India are taught to say "YES" for everything that senior managers from head offices wants to push. These people don't have enough guts to talk back with their opinions and finally had to play dual game with team members and managers,

    Even if the head of local operations is sacked out from company, there won't be any dis-appointment with the employees, since he does nothing other than just coming to office daily

    No annual or performance appraisal. It would be better to mention No appraisal at all in offer letter.

    Though there were days, employees used to feel very good in being such a company, but after acquisition people felt very bad why did we join this company. Management don't spend even a single minute in the growth of local operations.

    Beware before you join this company as it might lead you to a slave position

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot worth mentioning it here, since top management considers Indian managers as slaves

    Indian managers will not stop behaving like slaves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't work here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork from home (when not traveling). Free Friday lunch and bagels on Wednesday mornings. Many exceptional people work here.

    ConsMany unhappy customers. Bad management. Unethical sales teams. Products not as good as advertised and lagging behind the competition. No true integrated solutions, just components that should work together but don't. Unpredictable travel requirements. No career development opportunity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all of the legacy Autonomy managers, they have no idea how to run a company. Reduce the number of products being developed and renew the focus on quality. Try actually using your company's own products.

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

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    HP can't fix Autonomy fast enough

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting technology but for the most part, totally oversold. The existing customer base has not been served well and it is impossible to sell again to existing customers due to their poor experience.

    ConsManagement has been slow to remove the old Autonomy guard. The culture is very much at odds with traditional HP. In short the many of the core solutions do not work or are so heavyweight that it takes an army of consultants to make it work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrate Autonomy into HP SW - align the sales teams so there is not so much duplication.

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

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    A sad dream for HP

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsA good technology. A real potential in France, bigger than the original market called the search engine.
    Great HP network.

    ConsAcquisition by HP which doesn't know what information management is. HP doesn't know the Autonomy market. Will become a bad acquisition like Palm or EDS.
    Old products (WCM, DAM, records management, ...) compared to competitors and customer requests. Lack of R&D.
    Bad image at many French customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire relevant managers with IM background, not only excel managers. This way, they'll be able to set the right strategy for Autonomy

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

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    disorganized operation!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAble to work independently. Learning experience. Newly created position with many challenges.

    ConsNo raises or bonuses in two years!! High turnover. When HP took over my position in finance became extremely frustrating with the micro management mentality! My position was newly created & an uphill challenge to say the least! Myself & two colleagues without little supervision made remarkable strides. The manager @ HP had zero experience & would constantly send emails reminding up what to do! So happy my position was relocated!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo retain good talent you must pay well & don't continue to have the arrogant attitude "if you don't like it leave"! In my two year tenure I've seen top talent abandon ship!

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

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    Starting job here

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)

    ProsIt is good place for student just graduate from university. It is starting job.

    ConsNo salary increase , benefit is getting worse. Many people leave after it sold to HP.

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

     

    Terrible

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsPeople from companies acquired by Autonomy are descent people.

    ConsHorrible management philosophy. Treat employees like crap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo HP management...clean house!

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    The blind leading the blind

    Sales Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsI met very smart and very loyal fellow workers who were honest and hard working.

    ConsI met ruthless and unpleasant management who were dishonest and incompetent at their jobs. Some of whom should be in prison for the robbery that was the sale to HP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are not the smartest people in the room. Listen to your employees. Respect work life balance. Manage collaboratively and not through intimidation.

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

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