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Accelrys Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Advisory software test engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Test Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Software Test Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Need solid direction, instead of changing focus every year.


  2. "Good Company, Growing Fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and interesting work.

    Cons

    You have to be a self-starter.

    Advice to Management

    Need to engage more with employees


  3. "Ten years with the company(s)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Market leading product suite, interesting science-centric domain, strong team of contributors.

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to problems often resulting in blindly prescribed, process-intense "solutions".

    Advice to Management

    Use common sense.


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  5. "Challenging environment - crazy work hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, Decent compensation,Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Fewer resources force employees to work crazy hours. they have more than regular lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have a solid direction and work on implementing it.


  6. "Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Most of the people are great to work with. Great benefits. Work life balance.

    Cons

    As most companies, you will find work place politics there and some director's are looking for you to kiss it.


  7. "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accelrys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work in life sciences

    Cons

    Technology was outdated - structure felt old fashioned


  8. "High demanding, multi-tasking environment"

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

    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 Management

    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)


  9. "Challenging, exciting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accelrys offers many products across many disciplines.

    Cons

    Management could use more scientific leadership.


  10. "Good learning and amazing people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience in a completely different domain. Extremely talented people. good exposure to new and different technologies.

    Cons

    nothing that comes to mind


  11. "Good times and bad times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some very bright and interesting people. Company is very flexible with working from home, etc. Some products are fun to work with (I am a geek). One senior person I hold responsible for a lot of dissatisfaction has now left.

    Cons

    Management was always chasing the next company to take over. Company was fragmented and did not feel as one company. Commercially the decision in life sciences to prioritise lab notebooks over science was probably right but as a scientist I felt left behind. Company had (has) large churn. Services were punished for success.

    Advice to Management

    I would guess there are no notebook companies left to take over but even if there are stop taking them over. Integrate the technologies you have acquired. There is science in life science, Pipeline Pilot is seen too much as an integration platform and the likes of Knime/Python are taking over the datamining field.


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