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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    Waste of time

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsThere were a few good people, starting pay out of college was great

    ConsThere were many people there who just filled up seats and didn't do much. New ideas are squashed. Many contracts were signed for millions of dollars selling products that do not exist or that actually do nothing. No work-life balance, there is only work and it is your life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves

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

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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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    Still needs to organize, streamline and sort out product problems

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    Proslots of work flexibility, interesting technology, with a big push and support from the wider HP. great office locations, and a lot of investment in training/personal development

    Constoo many product issues lead to more discussions with irate clients than selling to new ones. too many product divisions and sales groups leads to huge internal collaboration problems. Base compensation below industry average

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    big lack of integrity

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

    Prostechnology is interesting, pretty office in San Francisco, good benefits.

    Consa lot product issues, no growth, no employee development,

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't come to work with mental issues, go take care of yourself out of the job environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High pressure, little support

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology that can be used as a differentiation. Good platform for cloud and archiving unstructured data. Legal is good to work with on contracts, in line with sales and helpful. HP brand is helping them and adding some structure to the sales process.

    ConsVery highly leveraged comp plan. They go through sales people quickly. Some do VERY well, esp those who have been there for a long time and know the products and internal mechanisms and can work the system. For others it's a challenge with many folks going after same accounts. Bad support and implementation history makes add on selling and up selling very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the customer more, and less on the quarterly #. Provide a fair and equitable territory and provide new folks an opportunity to succeed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosinteresting technology, great people free Friday lunch

    Consupper management but they've all left since HP acquisition

    Advice to Senior Managementto HP leadership, keep selling and investing in the Autonomy products

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    I've worked for many technology companies over the years and this one leaves a bad taste.

    Enterprise Account Executive (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsI joined this company with hopes of sharing a technology that I thought would be a difference maker and exciting to sell. I really think the technology is solid.

    ConsToo many skeletons in customer closets. Too many clients that have been burned w/broken promises. This negative information undermines any effort to sell new clients. Management by fear and intimidation has to go. A revolving door of talent. HP is always looking for a replacement body. Training new people is a constant at Autonomy/HP. After 1 year with this company I was one of (3) people left that were in my initial training class of 32. I lasted 1 1/2 years and left completely frustrated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAutonomy management that has stayed on from acquisition needs to go. They may be performing and making their numbers but don't be fooled, they're bad apples. There is no effort to provide customer satisfaction and do the right thing for clients.

    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 a good place to work

    EDiscovery Case Administrator (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsAbility to work remotely on occasion

    ConsAutonomy operates on the good ol boy system. Regardless of your skill set

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    cool technology - poor management and integration

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsInteresting technology
    as part of the larger HP organization, it's possible to look at other areas within HP for possible career moves

    ConsMicro management, public belittling of employees, high turnover (i'm the last one left of my initial training group of 24 - and that's less than 2 years later)
    unrealistic

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the culture that still exists in Autonomy - and it is toxic to long term success. Bring better and more consistent management from HP or outside the organization.

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

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    Rough Sales Environment

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    Prostechnology is solid, a few people make money

    Consrough sales environment, high turn over, no transparancy, few new products, good deals are few and far between. No annual performance reviews, no increases, unattainable quotas. Channel conflict is prevalant.

    Advice to Senior Managementclean house, when 100% of your teams don't make quota, address the numbers, address the compensation, or be prepared to lose everyone worth keeping.

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

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