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Accelrys Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.4 33 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Accelrys President, CEO, and Director Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia

Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia

(19 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
33 Employee Reviews
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    Overall a nice company, just wish it was less bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Milford, MA

    ProsOur company got acquired by Accelrys

    ConsLacks in motivating people to be more than 9-5 employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate people better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work, needs better direction

    Director, Customer Support (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsAccelrys is a scientific software company with a powerful platform, a fairly diverse application stack, and a lot of talented employees. It's still a pretty good place to work but things have changed (some would say for the worse) in recent years as the company struggles to grow to the next level, become a player in the enterprise arena, and invent the field of scientific business intelligence - a term created by Accelrys execs to describe the business area that they believe they dominate.

    ConsThe recent emphasis on electronic lab notebooks, enterprise software, and processes have diverted resources, reduced efficiencies, and lowered morale in several areas of the company. The quality of the software is reduced when seasoned and skilled developers are treated as interchangeable, plug-and-play bit coders and development schedules are increasingly driven by the calendar rather than by quality. Recent mergers and exec turnover have diluted / muddled corporate culture and values

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent work environment. Close knit community of scientists within the company and very helpful.

    ConsBetter compensation is required. The pay-raise is in not commensurate with the increasing job responsibilities and experience.

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    Great if you love science and nice people, but not great if your a Tech Happy person.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsLots of great customers with a global footprint
    Stable and a money maker
    Not a cut throat environment
    Growing both organically and through M/A.

    ConsToo much of a focus on Science and not enough in other areas.
    Slow to take up new technologies internally and within products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe better listeners and follow up on feedback. Provide more career guidance and opportunities to those looking to move up in their career versus waiting for them to leave.

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    Stress and ever-changing direction by management-not a good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsCompany has great product and will be a leader in its industry soon. Employees are team-spirited and fun to work with. Management was flexible if employees needed personal time off. HR provided good moral events.

    ConsHigh turnover, especially in management. Company keeps changing its direction which makes it difficult for employees to adjust to all the changes and diffficult for new officers to transition into the company's culture and objectives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with employees. Don't just pitch how well the company is doing on the financial side and then layoff employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Shown direction for the future

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging problems that invigorate the worker, Flexible work hours, understanding of work life balance, global experience

    Conslean and mean sometimes means little respect to value added by resources

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the needs of your customer base and they will come to you

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    Academic atmosphere with stressful work environment

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is nice to work in such academic environment, lots scients are working there.

    ConsThe company has been downsizing for the last few years, it is very stressfull to work there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on constructive solution, rather than micro management to drive people crazy all the time.

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    Interesting place for short term work. Don't expect long-term stability.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    ProsGreat colleagues, and collegial environment. Interesting product portfolio. Location is good.

    ConsThere is a large disconnect between executive management & real issues in workforce.
    The Workplace is under-resourced for the set objectives in all departments. The company has experienced annual redundancies (7 years running) & struggles for profitability. The lack of financial stability leads to limited growth & development opportunities. Annual Salary adjustments do not keep up with inflation. Human resources management is quite poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop more open & receptive communication with workforce. Work on focused strategy & reasonable objectives for work force.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging environment - crazy work hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging environment, Decent compensation,Great colleagues.

    ConsFewer resources force employees to work crazy hours. they have more than regular lay offs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have a solid direction and work on implementing it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ten years with the company(s)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMarket leading product suite, interesting science-centric domain, strong team of contributors.

    ConsKnee-jerk reactions to problems often resulting in blindly prescribed, process-intense "solutions".

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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