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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

There are some very smart people working here. Autonomy has interesting core technology and a good story behind it. It continues to grow and is constantly moving.

Cons

Autonomy has been swallowing up companies. It doesn't make the best decisions about how to use those resources. Decisions are often made from the top. There is no management structure so communication about important changes are often through the rumor mill.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    The "boiler room"+ Glengarry, Glen Ross + Full Metal Jacket = better sales jobs elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Autonomy had very interesting technology that is perhaps ahead of it's time. There are smart subject matter experts that can help sell to the right opportunity. There is a very generous compensation package heavily weighted on closed deals.

    Cons

    The is no sales training, but rather two days of presentation training. There is no knowledge transfer of how to succeed. There is nothing that one would relate to a traditional, complex, high dollar sales experience where credibility, competence, and trusting relationships are essential. It's no wonder why they turn over 90% of the sales force every year. There is a very generous compensation package for those who can achieve it, but mainly if you are lucky enough to join the meritocracy that get the leads worth pursuing. It's a shame. This company should be twice as big as it is. I've seen a lot of great sales people leave because of the environment, the intimidation, the micro-management, the many inefficiencies. There are way too few people becoming successful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read "Principle Centered Leadership" by Stephen Covey. Have a vision and share it, so that those on the front line can get excited about it, and want to follow you in to battle with a purpose in mind. Maybe the leadership at HP can teach you some things after the acquisition. They will never tolerate what goes on now. Best wishes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    It's all "Pretend"..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Starting pay is usually fair.
    Local management tries to motivate and lead but has no real authority and ability to make local decisions.

    Cons

    Products are not designed, coded and tested. They are coded and deployed. Huge amounts of re-work. Upper management likes to claim that Autonomy can do anything in 3 weeks. Agreed, as long as it is not really expected to work.
    Company products are categorized by "Power", "Protect" and "Promote". All employees know that the biggest category is "Pretend"..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass this mess on to actual managers and leaders to fix..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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