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Nice & Friendly Environment

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Ramon, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Ramon, CA

I worked at Accelrys full-time

Pros

1.Smart professionals.
2. Friendly work environment.
3. Happy Hour on Thursday
4. Lots of projects to work on.
5. Provide training
6. Flexible hours

It's a great place to work on new projects. Management will support training to deploy new technologies. Everyone works hard and have been there for years.

Cons

1. Work long hours.
2. Team gets consolidated to smaller group yearly.
3. Outsource work to India.

If you like a fast pace environment, heavy workload, with little rewards; this is a place to be. Here you'll learn how to manage your time.

Disapproves of CEO
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    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)

    Pros

    Encourage friendly environment among peers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Management direction changes frequently, every year new organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need solid direction, instead of changing focus every year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Politically Charged - Disfunctional Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for PhD scientists in chemistry and materials science - a good launchpad for for college grads with PhD.

    Cons

    Company is wrought with politics. The Scietigic (acquisition) folks create a caustic environment and fight against the rest of Accelrys. HR is one of the worst in the industry - very political. The company is hardly growing. Most of the products are not doing well and it is very difficult to grow within the firm. Most people learn at Accelrys and then get better and more senior roles elsewhere

    Hiring and firing is very subjective - you could be the best at what you do but if HR does not like you, they can get rid of you.

    I resigned from the firm as I found better opportunities. others were not that lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Integrate the company so ti behaves as one. The scietigic employees are destroying Accelrys - even though they brought Pipeline pilot product to you.

    2. Know how to identify good talent ans retain it

    3. Reconsider who is running your HR.

    4. Focus on Business Growth and not on internal politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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