Accelrys Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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Accelrys President, CEO, and Director Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia
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  1. Great work environment where everyone is respectful of others.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    An excellent place for a self-starter to make great contributions to excellent products. Upper management really wants to make a difference in the quality of the products.

    Cons

    This is no place for someone who only wants to "get by." So you have to put your whole heart into what you're doing. If you're not a balanced person, you could over-extend yourself and burn out.


  2. Lots of ups and downs, but overall bery good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership Solid product Fantastic customers.

    Cons

    Not as sexy as Internet and mobile companies

    Advice to Management

    Grow beyond enterprise software. Quickly.


  3. A company that truly respects and appreciates your contributions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Support Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Support Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing from my own experience, is that they don't micro-manage you. They hire you to do the job and don't feel the need to hover over you to ensure you get it done. They provide a friendly open environment where everyone works together, without a defined hierarchy. You are treated as an equal by everyone, regardless of the initials that follow their name. They strive to provide a relaxed atmosphere and grant employees opportunities to have fun with their co-workers, whether it be at the weekly on site happy hours, to the amenities like, pool table, shuffleboard and Foosball or the full gym and basketball court. I also like the relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Honestly, I haven't found any. I'll update my review should I stumble across something later.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You've assembled an eclectic group of people that are on board with the companies goals and work to continue pushing us forward.


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  5. Well run.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Accelrys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great science. Good people. Lots of moving parts to integrate, but a good team of execs workingon making it happen. Messy at times, but overall for the greater good.

    Cons

    lots of change in today's world so for folks uneasy with change, not a smooth ride

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, but remember the "little people"


  6. Changes are the constant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passion of the people and diversity in corporate culture make Accelrys a high energy environment. Leadership is focused and demanding which is why the company has been able to execute so well in such a tough market filled with competition.

    Cons

    Like all places, corporate politics and opinions can shape directions and careers. Being able to march to a drum that is off-beat can be difficult.


  7. 18 great years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Terrific people, all committed to making great products. Good scientists, very open atmosphere for discussions etc. Company looks after people quite well, lots of events/things going on. Good mix of scientists and engineers, very young and driven workforce. Very international too.

    Cons

    Have to find 20 words - not easy. It is a great place!


  8. Priorities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like the people, the location, the benefits and the enviroment.

    Cons

    Management is more concerned with an outside employee survey being completed than ensuring the employee review process is started in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Timing is everything.


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    Accelerys Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Install Base is very strong

    Cons

    Saturated Market, no Industry knowledge in upper sales mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Industry expertise is critical


  10. An evolving organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Some people can take the pace


  11. Advisory software test engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Test Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Test Engineer in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage friendly environment among peers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Management direction changes frequently, every year new organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Need solid direction, instead of changing focus every year.



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