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Autonomy Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.0 317 reviews

42% Approve of the CEO

Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns

(36 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)

  • Hiring staff was difficult as senior management would only approve a new hire if they came from a university that was acceptable to them(in 18 reviews)

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    Good Overall Experience

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsCasual workplace, approachable management, earnest desire to improve.

    ConsConvoluted technological tools, rigid workflow, slow to respond to change and/or off the mark with industry standards.

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosoffice culture, city workingmn environment

    Consbad management and lack of communication

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    I like it!

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat teams, great people, interesting projects

    Consnothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

    Advice to Senior Managementput in more time into planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Development

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Southborough, MA (US)

    ProsFast pacing environment;
    Lot of technologies involved;
    Smart people, open communication;
    Your opinion is listened to;
    Benefits are respectful.

    ConsProfessionalism is recognized but not so fast as one would wish - promotions are slow

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

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    Work was challenging and rewarding. However, management is eccentric.

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsThe company has a large data center presence and steady growth.
    As a PM, you get the chance to apply your project management skills to real-world IT projects.

    ConsManagement is eccentric and acts in a secretive manner.
    One day, your job is going well, and the next day, you're out the door without any explanation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't withhold information from your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unbelievable Products, marginal management

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    Prosmost powerful black box technology for squeezing maximum value out of corporate knowledge and experience resources.

    ConsVery little flexibility in opportunity management

    Advice to Senior Managementwhy not build a search engine based on IDOL?

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

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    It's a job

    Cloud Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsThe job provides a decent lifestyle and interesting challenging work. Awesome people that hold the teams together.

    ConsI don't have anything particularly new to say compared to the present reviews. I can see truth in most of the issues raise, but wonder if it's really that different to other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLooking forward to see what magic HP can bring. I am very hopeful that Meg Whitman sees the challenge of transforming the business from ones that driven by sales to one that driven by customer (and hopefully employee) satisfaction.

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

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    Much improved

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsSince the directors quit a couple of months ago things have really got better for us in Cambridge at least. Plus the web filter that blocked access to a load of websites has gone and the dress code is now casual.

    But the best thing here has always been the rest of the dev team who are all great guys and you learn loads from each other.

    ConsThough the directors were the cause of much of the negativity here we could still do with some new ones, so I hope they're looking for some.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Much improved

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsSince the directors quit a couple of months ago things have got much better here. Plus the web filter that stopped us getting to a load of websites has gone and the dress code is casual at last.

    But the best thing about being here is the rest of the dev team who are great guys and you learn loads from each other.

    ConsThough the former directors were the cause of most of the negativity here we could still probably do with some new ones so I hope someone's looking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    HP is making a big difference

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsNew management really gets it. Things are starting to turn around, but there's a ways to go.

    ConsThere are lots of challenges, and it will take a while to fix what is broken.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet us have more access to HP's systems and infrastructure.

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

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