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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.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, exciting

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

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Pros

    Accelrys offers many products across many disciplines.

    Cons

    Management could use more scientific leadership.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High demanding, multi-tasking environment

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

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Pros

    A place suitable to someone who does not mind tackling an inordinate number of action items all of which are super critical.

    Cons

    Potential to grow the business is guaranteed, the growth is not commensurate to the potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge the team to get out of their comfort zone. Currently most workers are doing what they know how best to do (which is good for staus-quo but not necessarily effective for demonstrating growth)

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shown direction for the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Academic atmosphere with stressful work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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