Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.0 319 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(37 ratings)

18% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free breakfast Wednesday, free lunch Friday (in 33 reviews)

  • Nice office space and free lunch on Fridays but thats about it- (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees (in 19 reviews)

  • HP executives unresponsive while all the talented Autonomy senior management is gone (in 18 reviews)

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    Not Bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture in the office. Meg Whitman is a fantastic and visionary CEO.

    ConsPoor compensation in terms of salary. Little opportunities for career growth.

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

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    Good first work experiance after coming from University

    Programmer (Former Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsGood inter office Social Program, planned activities and break room games.
    Friendly helpful co-workers goof cooperation
    Flexible working hours
    Free coffee and drinks
    Available fitness center, bike lockup and showers
    Was able to learn a lot which was helpful for my first job after taking university classes.

    ConsTasks where pretty focused, not much variety from day to day.
    Open office made work environment very quit in order to not disturb others.
    After I mastered all of my day to day duties would easily get bored with work

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities to switch between projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Autonomy, it could be a great place to work (but for now it's just ok).

    Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsAutnomy's Calgary office is very well run and a pretty fun place to work. The management in this office is very good about giving praise and letting you know that you have done a good job.
    Autonomy's products interface with so many other vendors that it is possible to get exposed to a wide array of technologies (whether through supporting or developing the product). In addition to this, Autonomy has some really cool products(from voice and video search to liquid office) so there are some really fun things to play with. If you like to be on the cutting edge then Autonomy is a great place to be.

    Autonomy keeps buying other companies so over the past while there have been lots of chances for transfers and advancement in positions that might be a better fit for you.

    ConsAutonomy's senior management doesn't seem to know that there are many unhappy employees in the company. While the regional management is doing an excellent job, the senior managers don't seem to care, or be aware of what it takes to keep the employees happy.

    Autonomy claims that it will only hire the best. However, excellent people leave the company on a regular basis because they are displeased by the lack of support and understanding from Autonomy's head office.

    The senior management seem very quick to try to solve "problems" by throwing the easiest solution at the problem. However, this causes issues in the future because often the quickest solution isn't the best.

    Autonomy has very VERY poor communication with its lowest level of employees. Very little information is spread through methods other than "the grapevine" and Autonomy never seems to reveal its mission to its employee base. I would guess that most employees have no idea what the company's goals are.

    Autonomy has no long term benifits package. This means that if you plan on working with Autonomy for a long time you better make sure you have your own retirement savings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that senior management begin looking at ways of increasing employee morale. As far as I can tell, there are many unhappy people. I suggest that senior management hire a "employee survey" company to try and figure out what their employees want. Autonomy doesn't seem to realize that monetary rewards are very little incentive for an employee to stay with a company.

    In additon to this, Autonomy needs to firmly establish a set of goals or a mission statement for the company. Also, communication needs to be done through official channels and on a regular basis. I suggest that Autonomy consider regular company wide meetings to ensure that all employees are "on the same page". Ideally, these meeting would involve a video conference service so that senior management can be seen and heard through the world. In fact, each meeting should feature an divison of the company (Virage, Zantaz, Cardiff, etc). This would allow everyone to see what is being worked on in the various divisions.

    Hopefully the senior management can understand, happy employees are some of the best sales people available. If you are excited about going to work, you will tell everyone about it.

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    A mixed bag of positives and negatives

    Sales Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsFor sales, your part of larger sales footprint calling on customers.

    ConsSome products are behind competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed the pay, but was never trained properly & held to unreasonable production standards.

    Business Development Executive (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGreat pay & benefits! Organized sports after work against other company reams here in SF & good morale amongst coworkers. Free catered lunches weekly!

    ConsUpper management has a HUGE disconnect between their employees. The sales/BDA goals are extremely unrealistic. I have led my sales team in all my prior positions, but at this company I never hit my weekly quota, nor did 90% of my peers in my department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees. Spend a day doing what they/we do & see exactly what we are up against & then set production goals based on that. REALISTIC, Attainable Goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Autonomy, Great Company, Top of the line engineers.

    Solutions Support Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    ProsGreat products, Great employees, Lots of opportunity to grow. Great benefits for Employees.

    ConsNeeds to improve to catch up with competitors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company is growing but still pay scale etc, need to be as per market standard

    Technical Solutions Cons (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros- less work pressure
    - work-life balance
    - cab facility, food for rotational shift

    Cons- compensation less compared to market
    - quality of work
    - queue management
    - less fun activites

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No intent to work hard for this company

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    ProsKnew that working on litigation software was the right business direction

    ConsDidn't treat employees respectfully. Slave driving parent company that didn't value the competency of company that it purchased. Employees felt they were treated as second class citizens, only be told what to do, instead of integrating with main company

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

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    Nice Technology Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFull of smart people. Young Company. Good benefits

    ConsNot very transparent. Long working hours. Management not responsive

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    A great place to work for some, but not what I signed up for

    Technical Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- good work life balance
    - excellent project managers from HP recently brought in
    - stable career
    - good line managers

    Cons- There was not a Christmas party this year - the norm before the takeover was for the company to hire a jet, fly us out and put us up in a 5* hotel for the weekend.
    - Free Friday lunch has been cancelled
    - pigeon holed into learning about technologies which are likely to be torn apart and rebuilt over the coming years
    - salary increases are fairly non existent
    - some of the technology is fairly dated.

    Advice to Senior Management- create a graduate scheme with clear learning objectives and cash incentives to stay for X years.
    -hire UI developers to create a cross platform easily configurable UI for IDOL

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

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