Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
327 Reviews
2.4
327 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
  • maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing (in 19 reviews)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to work for some, but not what I signed up for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - good work life balance
    - excellent project managers from HP recently brought in
    - stable career
    - good line managers

    Cons

    - There was not a Christmas party this year - the norm before the takeover was for the company to hire a jet, fly us out and put us up in a 5* hotel for the weekend.
    - Free Friday lunch has been cancelled
    - pigeon holed into learning about technologies which are likely to be torn apart and rebuilt over the coming years
    - salary increases are fairly non existent
    - some of the technology is fairly dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - create a graduate scheme with clear learning objectives and cash incentives to stay for X years.
    -hire UI developers to create a cross platform easily configurable UI for IDOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Still needs to organize, streamline and sort out product problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots of work flexibility, interesting technology, with a big push and support from the wider HP. great office locations, and a lot of investment in training/personal development

    Cons

    too many product issues lead to more discussions with irate clients than selling to new ones. too many product divisions and sales groups leads to huge internal collaboration problems. Base compensation below industry average

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    interesting technology, great people free Friday lunch

    Cons

    upper management but they've all left since HP acquisition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to HP leadership, keep selling and investing in the Autonomy products

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  5.  

    Good first work experiance after coming from University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Autonomy as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good inter office Social Program, planned activities and break room games.
    Friendly helpful co-workers goof cooperation
    Flexible working hours
    Free coffee and drinks
    Available fitness center, bike lockup and showers
    Was able to learn a lot which was helpful for my first job after taking university classes.

    Cons

    Tasks where pretty focused, not much variety from day to day.
    Open office made work environment very quit in order to not disturb others.
    After I mastered all of my day to day duties would easily get bored with work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to switch between projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Some good Some Bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Really unique technology with impressive executives and previous sucess.

    Cons

    Sales team was largely ignored, tight quarters with little to no management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time to more formely train new new business development executives to ensure they're on teh right path.

  7.  

    Great company, needs better execution after multiple management transitions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and talented group of people

    Cons

    Management lacked long term vision.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic software, dishonest management, lack of training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You could promote quickly if you were good at "networking"

    Cons

    Pre HP acquisition: Lack of structured training, Dodgy sales commision scheme (paid late and alwayas trying to avoid it). Management of HQ absolutley tyrannical, unable to motivate employees other than with shouting and menacing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Making the future out of data

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very young and dynamic team.

    Cons

    The management could be improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good people, difficult culture and sales model.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - S Account Executive in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - S Account Executive in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Technology is unreal. Good comp plan.

    Cons

    No territories and very few and very reluctant technical resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the sales model and hire and train pre-sales tech resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good team, OK company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, interesting product, great clients -- OK company with an average reputation and now part of a legacy company with reputation in question

    Cons

    Autonomy may or not find its way as part of HP -- the parent company is so large and at such a questionable place on its own timeline -- it's hard to see where or in what form Autonomy will be a factor in its life and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with workers with bonuses and in-person conferencing to build loyalty, otherwise attrition will continue and the ideas that could enhance its relevance will go with exiting workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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