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Symyx Technologies President and CEO of Accelrys Max Carnecchia
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2 Ratings

    It was nice while it lasted...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Symyx Technologies full-time for more than 5 years


    Symyx offered one of the most dynamic work experiences one could find in a small company. We had a research business, tools business, and software business, and a great customer base representing many markets. Every day brought new, interesting challenges related to new, relevant technologies.


    Company lost its way, was broken up, and sold. Unfortunately, the spark that drove the early company left with many of its employees.

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    Director of Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symyx Technologies in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had to answer several questions upon submitting my resume. Next step was a 30 minute phone interview with an HR Manager. Then a 2 hour on site interview with several individuals, the VP of Content, Development Manager, and Scientific Supervisor all separately. Interview style was casual but intense.

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Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Accelrys, Avantium, hte

Scientific research is serious business for Symyx Technologies. The company offers outsourced research services to the life sciences, chemical, energy, and consumer and industrial product industries. Symyx's research offerings (which combine automated technologies with analytical software) help discover new materials for customers such as Dow Chemical (18% of sales) and Exxon Mobil (15%). Its technology allows researchers to perform thousands of experiments at a time, reducing time and money. Symyx, which owns about 340 patents, generates revenue through service fees... More

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