Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
511 Reviews

2.3
511 Reviews
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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
  • 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for those phoning it in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    Stable and growing industry, great fro those wanting job stability.

    Cons

    Lack of departmental leadership, and leadership is burdened with responsibility without power.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Will never become a big player because they don't treat employees with respect

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

    I have been working at Autonomy

    Pros

    HP recently purchased them and appears changes are coming (hopefully to management)
    Pay is OK
    They have Free Lunch Fridays

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly
    Management is clueless
    No advancement opportunities
    No HR review process or annual raises (get your money going in because you will never see another dime)
    High turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a review process for employees and merit increases
    It is hard to keep good people if you do not incent them!
    For the love of god.... contribute more than $1000 annually to 401K. Most real companies match employees contributions!

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    OK company

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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

    It has some good technologies and smart peoples. It also pays good after merger with other small companies.

    Cons

    benefits are not good. the company is pretty stringent on everything, from pc, laptop and other stuff. Low benefit matches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please offer good benefit packages, good 401k matches. Put more energy on research and development, not only on sales.

    Approves of CEO
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    Great technology, way too much micro-management

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    Great products and technology
    Strong financials
    Market leader
    Opportunity to make a lot of money

    Cons

    Brutal culture - either fit or you're gone
    Micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals and provide latitude to do things their own way

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Computer Associates of England

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    average

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    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unstructured but successful company

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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
  9.  

    HR policies are messed up

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    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

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