Autonomy
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www.autonomy.com Cambridge, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great Technology, terrible corporate culture

Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Autonomy full-time

ProsAutonomy's IDOL technology and the products they built around it are really competitive, specifically around the E-Discovery and Information Managment Solutions. Their marketing had always been very good, fantastic material, good demos, etc. Also the support from the Pre-Sales department has been exceptionally strong.

ConsThe corporate culture had been the worst I every experienced. People were purely looked at from a numbers perspective, senior management would never listen to anything they were told from somebody who was not part of their "club" (i.e. at least Cambridge based). Senior managers would regularly shout at employess, call them names, etc. - absolute nightmare

Advice to Senior Managementthankfully the senior management has completely left since the acquisition by HP. The new management should clearly pay more respect to their employees. Also the "international" approach has been purely around the UK and the USA. Any other part of the business (regionally) was overlooked. Management should pay a lot more attention to other regions, since there is untapped potential.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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HORRIFIC

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


Pros: Fantastic potential for technology, providing it really works Many very good people at the worker level Much of the… Cons: Corporate culture is 100 times worse than the worst company you have ever worked for - a former employee called it "Toxic" Management doesn't care about… Advice to Senior Management: 1) Most of the senior management that was there before acquisiiton need to leave. Kudos to Meg for getting rid of Lynch and some… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Nightmare - stay away

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Some great technology and a few decent people have hung on and are to be commended for their perserverance. HP, if it sees… Cons: Absolutely the worst possible management culture imaginable; from top (mostly gone - and rightully so as the news will bear out) to bottom. Managers are… Advice to Senior Management: Replace all levels of legacy Autonomy management and issue a public statement to existing customers that you will be in touch to introduce the HP… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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