Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
330 Reviews
2.5
330 Reviews
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Autonomy SVP & General Manager Robert Youngjohns
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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
  • maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Computer Associates of England

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    There are some very smart people working here. Autonomy has interesting core technology and a good story behind it. It continues to grow and is constantly moving.

    Cons

    Autonomy has been swallowing up companies. It doesn't make the best decisions about how to use those resources. Decisions are often made from the top. There is no management structure so communication about important changes are often through the rumor mill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    some good technology and people with a purpose

    Cons

    no communication, no idea where an employee fits into the global scheme of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more employee friendly and transparent

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unstructured but successful company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great commission if you are successful

    Cons

    Lackluster training, huge pressure to perform with little ownership of sales process by others.

    No opinion of CEO
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    HR policies are messed up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Easy work life.. (old iron mountain type) , no work pressure, like a government job. Nice building, good surroundings. Friday lunches, coffee.!

    Cons

    Iron mountain India is now called Autonomy India (merger), I am an IRM employee who came over to Autonomy.
    When you want to leave Autonomy to go to a different company, be prepared to lose heavily. Remember the IC/RC bonus you were supposed to get? You will not get it any more: if you are in your 2 months notice period. And your bonus for Jan-Dec will be paid next mar/april. So if you want to leave before June 1st, forget the last year's bonus. The 2 months notice period is not something mentioned in the handbook of the company: where it is at will. It is just a HR thing!
    Goodbye suckers, and thanks for all the fish. I am out of here in a week!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix HR and finance policies. Make work interesting. Reward top performers more often. reduce red tape and other overhead. Faster releases. Take peer and manager reviews more often.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    its wasn't something i would expect

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Pays good thats about it

    Cons

    They run it like a start up company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To actually have some policy and procedures on what needs to be done. Also to not push everything last minute

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come work for Autonomy - a wacky company, but , but what a highly-regarded and successful company if you can put up with

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    - a Cambridge/English company doing things its own way and taking on the world
    - the chance to work with the world's leading companies on genuinely world-beating software
    - Christmas party weekend in a foreign city (Lisbon, Dubrovnik, Venice, Rome...)
    - due to the flat structure, everyone comes in as a manager, managing yourself with only infrequent input from above. Both a pro and con (see below)

    Cons

    - little or no direction from line manager on where this is all going. Entirely unavoidable situation due to the flat structure mentioned above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - as great as it is to be different and not bow down to conventional ways of doing things, still tone things down a little bit - some of the ways in which the company is run are a little too wacky even for my tastes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees take a back seat..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Tremendous company growth to the point of a startup feel. Aggressive senior management that knows how to pursue deals and market and create technically capable products. Technically superior products.

    Cons

    The focus on employees takes a distant back seat to the focus on growing the company. Employees are burnt out, recognition and compensation and emphasis on training is generally poor or a mixed bag. There is no real emphasis on creating a working environment where people would want to be. Empowerment and support by upper management to middle management is generally poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to your employees particularly the ones killing themselves to make you successful at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    n\a

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E-Discovery Specialist in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - E-Discovery Specialist in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great market, high profile clients

    Cons

    no promising career path as entry-level ppl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate hard working ad individuality

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technical Consultant

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience for enterprise search and allowed me to gain knowledge of smiler products and how to work with them

    Cons

    The hours the travel the sales persons promises to the customers and having to deal with unhappy clients that blame you for everything because the sale people will say anything to make a sale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was a great learning experience for enterprise search and allowed me to gain knowledge of smiler products and how to work with them

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Company but microscopic management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Presales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Presales Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Good salary, very lean and efficient. Well managed. Very centralized decision making. Makes it fast and responsive to changes especially for acquisitions.

    Cons

    Work your ass off. Call you on weekends or late at night. If you are not at good terms with the key people, your life can be a hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to globalization guyz. The companies are becoming transnational now-a-days where they can leverage the relative advantages in each country to the success of the company. The management would just not understand the cultural and political differences between countries.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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