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"Politically Charged - Disfunctional Company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Accelrys

  1. "Growth via M&A has some benefits but also some downsides"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products with a heavy emphasis on the science. Used to have less focus on software engineering but this is now improving year-on-year. Engineers and scientists do what is needed to get the product out, on-time with quality. Growth via M&A.

    Cons

    Organic growth is limited and so mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are always at the forefront. Integration of new technology into Accelrys stack not optimal. Legacy products linger. Seems to take a long time to effect change.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management domain knowledge could be better. Company vision not always clear.


  2. "Overall a nice company, just wish it was less bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accelrys full-time

    Pros

    Our company got acquired by Accelrys

    Cons

    Lacks in motivating people to be more than 9-5 employees

    Advice to Management

    Motivate people better


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