Autonomy Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Role in Legal Department? AVOID! Do not be fooled, this is NOT HP!

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -*Technically* you are working for HP...
    -Interesting technology
    -Cambridge is a nice city

    Cons

    -...but actually you are *not* working for HP: if HP is a massive tanker, Autonomy is a pan loosely tied to it with a thin rope, following the acquisition.
    -Even following the acquisition over 2 years ago, Autonomy feels and functions as a completely unrelated company, which is causing terrible bureaucracy.
    -A lot of talk from HP management about how Autonomy's procedures and processes are not synched with those at HP (which makes everything chaotic), yet no one at HP really wants the responsibility to do anything about it, as they know its a mess and will take years to sort out.
    -Pay, benefits, etc are Autonomy levels not HP.
    -State of Legal department in Cambridge is terrible: All lawyers left within past year, including the Head of Legal who left in October 2013. Currently only 2 people but for how long! Everyone is overworked, while HP Legal are not helping.

  2. Law suit waiting to happen - Stay away from this place.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    If you are a great worker with great talents you will not be recognize for your ideas, hard work or any accomplishments if you are not one of the "favorites". Management is a joke no clue of their management duties. No advancement.

    Advice to Management

    HP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Waste of time

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were a few good people, starting pay out of college was great

    Cons

    There were many people there who just filled up seats and didn't do much. New ideas are squashed. Many contracts were signed for millions of dollars selling products that do not exist or that actually do nothing. No work-life balance, there is only work and it is your life.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves

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  5. I like it!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, great people, interesting projects

    Cons

    nothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

    Advice to Management

    put in more time into planning

  6. Still needs to organize, streamline and sort out product problems

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  7. 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 Management

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

  8. Good first work experiance after coming from University

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    Former Intern - Programmer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Programmer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More opportunities to switch between projects

  9. Helpful (2)

    I've worked for many technology companies over the years and this one leaves a bad taste.

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Denver, CO (US)

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

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

    Pros

    I joined this company with hopes of sharing a technology that I thought would be a difference maker and exciting to sell. I really think the technology is solid.

    Cons

    Too many skeletons in customer closets. Too many clients that have been burned w/broken promises. This negative information undermines any effort to sell new clients. Management by fear and intimidation has to go. A revolving door of talent. HP is always looking for a replacement body. Training new people is a constant at Autonomy/HP. After 1 year with this company I was one of (3) people left that were in my initial training class of 32. I lasted 1 1/2 years and left completely frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Autonomy management that has stayed on from acquisition needs to go. They may be performing and making their numbers but don't be fooled, they're bad apples. There is no effort to provide customer satisfaction and do the right thing for clients.

  10. big lack of integrity

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    Former Employee - International Business Development in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - International Business Development in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    technology is interesting, pretty office in San Francisco, good benefits.

    Cons

    a lot product issues, no growth, no employee development,

    Advice to Management

    don't come to work with mental issues, go take care of yourself out of the job environment.

  11. Helpful (1)

    High pressure, little support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology that can be used as a differentiation. Good platform for cloud and archiving unstructured data. Legal is good to work with on contracts, in line with sales and helpful. HP brand is helping them and adding some structure to the sales process.

    Cons

    Very highly leveraged comp plan. They go through sales people quickly. Some do VERY well, esp those who have been there for a long time and know the products and internal mechanisms and can work the system. For others it's a challenge with many folks going after same accounts. Bad support and implementation history makes add on selling and up selling very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer more, and less on the quarterly #. Provide a fair and equitable territory and provide new folks an opportunity to succeed.

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