Accelrys – Cambridge, East of England, England
As an Account Manager within the LSR European team you will combine a solid ability to translate customer needs into deliverable software solutions… TotalJobs.co.uk
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I worked at Accelrys full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
Great place for PhD scientists in chemistry and materials science - a good launchpad for for college grads with PhD.Cons
Company is wrought with politics. The Scietigic (acquisition) folks create a caustic environment and fight against the rest of Accelrys. HR is one of the worst in the industry - very political. The company is hardly growing. Most of the products are not doing well and it is very difficult to grow within the firm. Most people learn at Accelrys and then get better and more senior roles elsewhere
Hiring and firing is very subjective - you could be the best at what you do but if HR does not like you, they can get rid of you.
I resigned from the firm as I found better opportunities. others were not that lucky.Advice to ManagementAdvice
1. Integrate the company so ti behaves as one. The scietigic employees are destroying Accelrys - even though they brought Pipeline pilot product to you.
2. Know how to identify good talent ans retain it
3. Reconsider who is running your HR.
4. Focus on Business Growth and not on internal politicsDoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO