Autonomy
2.0 of 5 301 reviews
www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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38% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

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17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Wish I could give it zero stars -

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGreat marketing - cool message. Great Sales reps. Much better after the HP sale. Benefits are good.

Consover 90% turnover for a reason. You can sell, but management will take the deal away from you so you don't get the commission. Pricing is not available for sales people on 90% of the products and to get pricing, you have to give up 75% of your commission. Lot's of travel, metrics - 5 face to face a week and 1 proposal. No org chart, limited access to engineers, no white papers. Some of the software works. Run away! Don't stop here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flee!!! Run for your lives!!

Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

ProsHas some neat new technology to work with

ConsBad management and leadership overall.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Aurasma is very apt - explosive bowel movement

Sales (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsNice offices on St James. You too can have a fumble where the queen mum used to get jiggy.

ConsThey support chav sports. A lot of hot air at best, aurasma producing is the norn.

Advice to Senior Managementthe most senior have gone, but the real trash are still there. the training guy is basically lower than a suicide bomber..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Salary review

Project Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNone
No good benefits
No commendations

ConsSenior skilled employees are treated as fresh graduates And paid peanuts

Advice to Senior ManagementBe generous and reward your best employees and you may be able to retain them

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It was a unique experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Colleagues had a few laughs

ConsManagement did not add any value and micro managed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of work, no personal gain.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsChristmas party, which they are plan on removing this year. Decent bonus, generally nice working environment. Free food on Fridays and drinks everyday

ConsThe management never seem to know what's going on down below. The only way to get a pay rise is to quit. The hard work pays off in the short tern, rarely in the long term. Difficult to advance due the the cosy management in place.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't break promises (raises, visa, travel). You are working you employees to death. Manage your projects better, quality not quantity.

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In Flux

Sales (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

ProsBecoming more HP like and customer centric

Constime of instability and uncertainty

Advice to Senior ManagementQuicken the process to integrate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Should never have taken the job offered to me here

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Pros- They hire college grads with potential
- Great people in the office. Really feel like you're in the trenches together.
- Smart people: you will learn a lot
- Great office with a great view.
- Fantastic initial compensation and benefits package
- If you get in with the right group, you're set for life (see con #1)

Cons- If you don't get in with the main clique or if you anger/annoy any of them, you experience all of the following cons
- No career growth or development. You just get shuffled around with no direction to where they need people (usually the less glamorous teams)
- No positives on the horizon. One of the reasons I had left is that no one around me had seen raises, promotions, or bonuses of any kind for 5+ years.
- Culture is very negative. Very much a thought of "let's just suck it up and do this so we don't get yelled at" instead of "let's do this because it's good business"
- Non IDOL software is extremely buggy and bugs go unfixed for months unless support hammers into development.
- Accountability almost always comes back to support. An issue taken up with management goes to support. Issues in development come from customers to support, back to development, who tries to say that the customer is wrong even if support has verified the issue. Sales reps, on-site consultants, and more- all issues just keep coming back to support.
- Huge turnover. A lot of senior guys who hadn't seen any positives in years left, making it harder to learn or master the products. With only college grads coming in, it's hard to keep experts around.

All that said, it's possible this is all changing due to HP's takeover and executive level changes. So take this with a grain of salt. Make sure this is a job you really want to do before taking the offer or it will hurt your future career.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'm aware that the transition to HP is changing things slowly so it may be getting better. But to any still there from Autonomy- good managers reward success, reprimand failure, and shield their team from flak from above. They don't pass the blame and cover their own hide.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)

I have been working at Autonomy full-time

ProsGetting paid to arrive in work when i feel like it, play pool or stand around chatting whilst drinking free coffee, having been given any direction in weeks no one seems to know what's going on.

ConsThe departure of Mike Lynch and he vision he was the reason i joined Autonomy.

Advice to Senior ManagementMost employees i speak to have already placed their CV's with recruiters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not recommended

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy

ProsNot many, a very small percentage of the salespeople are even above plan, less than 15% of the total. Less than 5% make great money

ConsHorrible resource allocation issues, weeks or months to get customer issues fixed, even with revenue generating activities the restraints are unreal. Three days of product training, all very high level with no specifics, no follow up training. Micromanaged environment with little to no support unless your driving a multi-million dollar transaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the management is changing, the reality is you're not making changes fast enough and are pissing off and/or losing accounts and marketshare.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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