Accelrys Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
37 Reviews
3.6
37 Reviews
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Accelrys President, CEO, and Director Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia
Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Develop more open & receptive communication with workforce. Work on focused strategy & reasonable objectives for work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO is clueless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Accelrys

    Pros

    Location and some of the people

    Cons

    Clueless senior management and often changing business directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent layoffs to show profit is not a solution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Academic atmosphere with stressful work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Accelrys

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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    Priorities

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

    I have been working at Accelrys

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Timing is everything.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shown direction for the future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the needs of your customer base and they will come to you

    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accelerys Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Pros

    Install Base is very strong

    Cons

    Saturated Market, no Industry knowledge in upper sales mgmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Industry expertise is critical

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not A Stable Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Accelrys

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the employees are nice to work with. Casual dress; Flexibility for personal time off. time

    Cons

    Company keeps changing direction and high turnover of Management. Management does not have enough support staff to effectively do their job. High stress level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your strategic goal and stick to it instead of changing it every two years. Hire competent CEO who can competently lead company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Accelrys

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Accelrys was terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Pros

    Happy Hours
    Cafeteria
    Clean Bathrooms
    (Notice I can not think of anything positive work related to say about the company?)

    Cons

    Management is very risk averse and accordingly tends to micromanage its employees which is kind of a downer if you're not used to it.
    If management values its employees, I haven't seen it.
    Communication from the top is abyssmal.
    Finally, if you're looking to work with the best and brightest, you won't find that here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their job. Have confidence in your employees' abilities and give them the support and recognition they deserve. Finally, talk to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work environment where everyone is respectful of others.

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

    I have been working at Accelrys

    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.

    Recommends

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