Brtain's Most Admired Companies: Top in sector - Software & computer services

Company name: Autonomy

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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Address: Autonomy has dual headquarters in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, USA, with global offices spanning North America, Western Europe, Australia, Asia-Pacific, Japan, India and China.

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Number of employees: 1,800

Company summary: Autonomy, a FTSE 100 company, has grown from two people in a small office in Cambridge to become the second largest pure software company in Europe and a global leader in infrastructure software. Founded on a vision to dramatically change the way in which we interact with information and computers, Autonomy is revolutionising the IT industry and is often considered a benchmark for innovation and technology excellence. By identifying the patterns in 'human friendly' data, including documents, videos, audio, web content and social media, and acting upon that knowledge, Autonomy's technology automates a raft of mission critical processes. Over 20,000 customers worldwide including blue-chip and governmental organisations rely on Autonomy to power, promote, and protect their enterprises.

Pay and benefits: As well as receiving a competitive salary, further benefits for staff include opportunities for global travel and a full employee benefits programme.

Promotion and development: Excellence is quickly rewarded at Autonomy and we guarantee that you will be constantly challenged. From day one, you will be interacting with senior management and working alongside some of the industry's best minds on cutting-edge technology for leading organisations.

Company culture: Autonomy is an exciting and highly rewarding place to be, and if you prove yourself you will quickly accumulate experience of working to a very high level across a wide range of operations and with a great deal of responsibility. People who have excelled at Autonomy frequently demonstrate superb leadership qualities and go on to become business leaders.

Diversity and social responsibility: Autonomy is an equal opportunities employer. We employ the best talent irrespective of background.

Environment and sustainability: Autonomy considers environmental management to be an integral part of good business practice, and complies with all relevant environmental laws and regulations. Several key environmental indicators, such as waste, water and power usage, are regularly monitored to reduce consumption and impact.

Innovation: As a groundbreaking company founded out of pioneering research at Cambridge University, Autonomy is proud to maintain its reputation as one of the most innovative software companies in the world. R&D is the largest department in the company, has over 170 patents behind it and is responsible for a significant number of industry-first solutions. Autonomy has been the proud recipient of numerous awards for innovation, including the highly coveted Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation category in 2009.

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