Autonomy Reviews

Updated 8 August 2014
Updated 8 August 2014
510 Reviews

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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.  

    About the Compnay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not much opportunities. Fresher, avoid it as much as possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They will try to never give you what you deserve

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Where 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    A software company where employees will be treated as slaves

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    The 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?

    Cons

    Middle 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 ManagementAdvice

    Not worth mentioning it here, since top management considers Indian managers as slaves

    Indian managers will not stop behaving like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was the most fear-driven, vampirish work environment I've ever experienced with inept management to boot.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Big name company lets you rest comfortably that you'll be paid. Bagel day. woohoo

    Cons

    Everything. No career path. Poor pay. Abusive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some experience in dealing with people and developing a more collaborative environment and lose the 'us vs them' mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    HP can't fix Autonomy fast enough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Integrate Autonomy into HP SW - align the sales teams so there is not so much duplication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A sad dream for HP

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Acquisition 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    disorganized operation!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Starting job here

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No salary increase , benefit is getting worse. Many people leave after it sold to HP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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