Autonomy

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Autonomy Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
331 Reviews
2.6
331 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  

    no change = no improvement!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good environment to learn office politics.
    * Some solutions are good, but built on legacy software that was leading edge at one time

    Cons

    In APAC:

    * Lipstick on the pig! - since HP has taken over Autonomy nothing has really changed except quotas have doubled blindly with no understanding of long term delivery or market trends.

    * All they give is Obama style motivational speeches and no action!

    * You are constantly beaten every day with unrealistic pressure at every turn because HP is trying to recouporate their money back!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get realistic and focus on people! They are the only REAL asset you have.

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

    Role in Legal Department? AVOID! Do not be fooled, this is NOT HP!

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    -*Technically* you are working for HP...
    -Interesting technology
    -Cambridge is a nice city

    Cons

    -...but actually you are *not* working for HP: if HP is a massive tanker, Autonomy is a pan loosely tied to it with a thin rope, following the acquisition.
    -Even following the acquisition over 2 years ago, Autonomy feels and functions as a completely unrelated company, which is causing terrible bureaucracy.
    -A lot of talk from HP management about how Autonomy's procedures and processes are not synched with those at HP (which makes everything chaotic), yet no one at HP really wants the responsibility to do anything about it, as they know its a mess and will take years to sort out.
    -Pay, benefits, etc are Autonomy levels not HP.
    -State of Legal department in Cambridge is terrible: All lawyers left within past year, including the Head of Legal who left in October 2013. Currently only 2 people but for how long! Everyone is overworked, while HP Legal are not helping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Law suit waiting to happen - Stay away from this place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    If you are a great worker with great talents you will not be recognize for your ideas, hard work or any accomplishments if you are not one of the "favorites". Management is a joke no clue of their management duties. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HP needs to step in before this company brings you down.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I like it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teams, great people, interesting projects

    Cons

    nothing really... maybe that the upper management could have more direction in what they are doing...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put in more time into planning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Still needs to organize, streamline and sort out product problems

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots 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

    Cons

    too 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy

    Pros

    interesting technology, great people free Friday lunch

    Cons

    upper management but they've all left since HP acquisition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Autonomy 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    big lack of integrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Business Development in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - International Business Development in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High pressure, little support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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