Accelrys

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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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    4 people found this helpful  

    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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    CEO is clueless

    Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsLocation and some of the people

    ConsClueless senior management and often changing business directions

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrequent layoffs to show profit is not a solution

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTiming is everything.

    Yes, I would 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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Accelerys Sales

    Sales (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsInstall Base is very strong

    ConsSaturated Market, no Industry knowledge in upper sales mgmt

    Advice to Senior ManagementIndustry expertise is critical

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not A Stable Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    My experience at Accelrys was terrible

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment where everyone is respectful of others.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsAn 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.

    ConsThis 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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