Autonomy Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
326 Reviews
2.3
326 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The company is growing but still pay scale etc, need to be as per market standard

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Cons  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Cons in Bangalore

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - less work pressure
    - work-life balance
    - cab facility, food for rotational shift

    Cons

    - compensation less compared to market
    - quality of work
    - queue management
    - less fun activites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    analyst/CA

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    Current Employee - Analyst/CA  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Analyst/CA in Bangalore

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    always have time for fun

    Cons

    not good for beginner
    join it only if this is your last option

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    About the Compnay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Not so great. need to improve a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Autonomy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    accountability
    pay
    less number of people and hence you get to know every one and easy to reach
    cafeteria is good and cheap
    some teams are doing great job

    Cons

    no proper work culture.
    bangalore office is dummy. Every single order has to come from head office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1. Technology company.
    2. Get to work with some brainy people, get more exposure to innovation.
    3. Good reward system for the talented people.

    Cons

    1. Facilitate training programs.
    2.No Proper appraisal system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    HR policies are messed up

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Easy work life.. (old iron mountain type) , no work pressure, like a government job. Nice building, good surroundings. Friday lunches, coffee.!

    Cons

    Iron mountain India is now called Autonomy India (merger), I am an IRM employee who came over to Autonomy.
    When you want to leave Autonomy to go to a different company, be prepared to lose heavily. Remember the IC/RC bonus you were supposed to get? You will not get it any more: if you are in your 2 months notice period. And your bonus for Jan-Dec will be paid next mar/april. So if you want to leave before June 1st, forget the last year's bonus. The 2 months notice period is not something mentioned in the handbook of the company: where it is at will. It is just a HR thing!
    Goodbye suckers, and thanks for all the fish. I am out of here in a week!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix HR and finance policies. Make work interesting. Reward top performers more often. reduce red tape and other overhead. Faster releases. Take peer and manager reviews more often.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    Limited professional growth
    Absence of formal appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Autonomy went through multiple acquisitions and a lot of employee has been laid off ... not sure if it finished ...

    Current Employee - Software Support Consultant  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Support Consultant in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting products. With right / smart management can be progress in the future - with out appropriate management way to nowhere.

    Cons

    You will utilize wide range of knowledge and learn well balancing proportion of IT and Telecom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management level very from one to another person. People (employee and managers) playing a lot of "job security" tricks ..

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