Autonomy Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
510 Reviews

2.3
510 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  

    High pressure, little support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - EDiscovery Case Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely on occasion

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    cool technology - poor management and integration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro 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 ManagementAdvice

    understand 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough Sales Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    technology is solid, a few people make money

    Cons

    rough 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    worst sw company I have ever seen

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    some software modules very good

    Cons

    badly managed, will take too long for HP to restructure , understand how to move forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    HP purchased
    Free breakfast Wednesday
    Free lunch Fridays
    Most employee are very nice

    Cons

    Low pay. But you will do the work of higher paying employees without a thank you.
    Managment very sad they no nothing. I have never worked anywhere where management was so off.
    No HR reviews or raises. I no co workers who have not had a review since starting.
    No advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take management courses. Many of you are breaking laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    very disorganised senior mangement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and travel expenses.

    Cons

    Poor management and poor allocation of resources. False promises...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't buy a company then sue it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Autonomy full-time

    Pros

    There is a very relaxed attitude within the workplace. This doesn't make for much of a 'work environment' however.

    Cons

    There's often nothing to do, and staff know it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out some structure

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

    Not so great. need to improve a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Autonomy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    accountability
    pay
    less number of people and hence you get to know every one and easy to reach
    cafeteria is good and cheap
    some teams are doing great job

    Cons

    no proper work culture.
    bangalore office is dummy. Every single order has to come from head office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Software Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Southborough, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA (US)

    I have been working at Autonomy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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