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Very hands off

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

Pros

A lot of freedom with your work. No pressure whatsoever. Nice Christmas party.

Cons

Most of the codebase was pure spaghetti code and new grads are just thrown in there without any training or support. Most of the developers seem to be Cambridge geeks with no social skills. I can't think of a single time anyone in my team has greeted me with a 'Hello' in the morning. Very strange...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to change the company culture and support your new grads with training!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Started out ok but no upward movement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    great people. good environment. decent management

    Cons

    If you work hard you'd expect at least a raise at a normal company. not here

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

    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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