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Great Technology, terrible corporate culture

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Former Employee - Sales Manager
Former Employee - Sales Manager

I worked at Autonomy full-time

Pros

Autonomy's IDOL technology and the products they built around it are really competitive, specifically around the E-Discovery and Information Managment Solutions. Their marketing had always been very good, fantastic material, good demos, etc. Also the support from the Pre-Sales department has been exceptionally strong.

Cons

The corporate culture had been the worst I every experienced. People were purely looked at from a numbers perspective, senior management would never listen to anything they were told from somebody who was not part of their "club" (i.e. at least Cambridge based). Senior managers would regularly shout at employess, call them names, etc. - absolute nightmare

Advice to ManagementAdvice

thankfully the senior management has completely left since the acquisition by HP. The new management should clearly pay more respect to their employees. Also the "international" approach has been purely around the UK and the USA. Any other part of the business (regionally) was overlooked. Management should pay a lot more attention to other regions, since there is untapped potential.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Good people, difficult culture and sales model.

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    Former Employee - S Account Executive  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - S Account Executive in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for less than a 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
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    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Came for aggressive comp plan and thought I knew about the culture walking into this role but boy was I was wrong. It was everything and more and that's not good.

    Cons

    Everything you've read about this company is 100% true. Win at all costs is the motto here. Do anything/say anything to get the deal and let someone else worry about the customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that HP owns the company I'm sure the toxic culture is being driven out of the Autonomy organization. To the current and former Autonomy management team, check your ego at the door, treat people like you want to be treated, and be honest (to your employees and your customers).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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