Autonomy

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1 person found this helpful  

Great place to work - if that's all you are concerned about

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Hosting Technical Team Leader in Boston, MA (US)
Current Employee - Hosting Technical Team Leader in Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy

Pros

You work with really smart people on projects that have direct and visible impact on really well known companies and governments.

Cons

It is growing so fast that its not as easy to move around the company like you used to be able to do. Career advancement is slower too.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the communication between telecommuters and their managers. Open new offices where demand is growing. Relax some cost controls particularly for consumables.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Unique challenging culture but not for someone interested in quality of life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Autonomy tends to hire intelligent, hard working employees that are willing to adapt to the unique corporate culture. Employees will be exposed to many aspects of the business and provided with a lot of responsibility and opportunity to prove oneself.

    Cons

    Autonomy is a very reactionary company that puts more time and money into marketing and corporate perception than it does into product development and customer care. In general there is a culture of winning at all costs with little concern about business ethics or employee welfare. Employees will be expected to stretch the truth or outright lie in order to win a deal, which seems to happen more often than not.

    Having joined the company through an acquisition, I can say that it's an uphill battle for anyone not hired directly by Autonomy. It is assumed that you are beneath Autonomy's standard of excellence until you prove otherwise (if you're even given the chance). I have seen the majority of my coworkers be let go or driven out with no plan to hire replacements, leaving the remaining employees to pick up the work. If you don't take a big gulp of the Kool-Aid and step in line you won't last long at Autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some concern and proactive effort in improving the quality of life for employees. Initiate some sort of performance review to allow for feedback to flow both directions. Compensation adjustments, bonuses, and option grants have no rhyme or reason to them and seem completely subjective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great technology. Lots of pressure to succeed. Unforgiving of the slothful, moaning & stupid.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Not very PC I know! But its both true that its great technology and that there is a great deal of pressure to succeed at every level. The rewards for the successful and hard working are significant and the opportunities for where this gig could go are immense, but the problems come when everyone thinks THEY are the hard working ones (and aren't) in which case its pretty unforgiving.

    Cons

    Its not a perfect world but this seems to sort out the men from the boys. Choose wisely and know you're strengths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a big mistake not to publicise rewards more internally. Need better internal comms. Having said that, the fundamentals are the right ones so these are relatively minor concerns.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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