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Accelrys Employee

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I worked at Accelrys full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Location
Products
People-Intelligent scientists and software engineers

Cons

Some products are highly complex.
They are in dire need of top marketing/sales folks to position their products.
Some of the folks in the management team are completely clueless, and the management keeps changing. The executive recruiting folks hiring the management team are perhaps inexperienced themselves!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on a company that can acquire Accelrys.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    An evolving organization

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Amazing people and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Some people can take the pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ACCL - not for me!

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Accelrys

    Pros

    ACCL is the world's largest life science software company (or at least they make that claim) and if what you're looking for then this might be the right place for you.

    Cons

    Working for a publicly held company isn't all it's cracked up to be. Accelrys' strategy is to grow through M&A (they are sitting on a ton of cash) and management doesn't seem to make any efforts to integrate new acquisitions with the existing product line in a way that makes sense. Legacy companies/divisions are extremely territorial and protective of their turf and often unwilling to help out others. Even at HQ in San Diego, there are turf battles between biz opps, marketing, sales, services and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to hire managers who can make tough decisions. Paralysis analysis is crippling ACCL and it won't get better as long as your managers feels like everything is being second guessed up the chain. Managers and employees need clear goals (and incentives that support those goals) and a careful balance between Responsibilities, Accountability and the Authority to make things happen. Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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