Accelrys
3.3 of 5 32 reviews
www.accelrys.com San Diego, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Accelrys Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2014
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3.3 32 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Accelrys President, CEO, and Director Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia

Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia

(18 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging environment - crazy work hours

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accelrys full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging environment, Decent compensation,Great colleagues.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have a solid direction and work on implementing it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ten years with the company(s)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accelrys full-time for more than 8 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementUse common sense.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, Growing Fast

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accelrys full-time

ProsSmart people and interesting work.

ConsYou have to be a self-starter.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to engage more with employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Advisory Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

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

ProsEncourage friendly environment among peers and good benefits.

ConsManagement direction changes frequently, every year new organisation.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed solid direction, instead of changing focus every year.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An evolving organization

Director (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsAmazing people and dynamic environment

ConsSome people can take the pace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging, exciting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accelrys

ProsAccelrys offers many products across many disciplines.

ConsManagement could use more scientific leadership.

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High demanding, multi-tasking environment

Services Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accelrys

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge 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)

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Sales (Current Employee)
Parsippany, NJ (US)

I have been working at Accelrys

ProsInstall Base is very strong

ConsSaturated Market, no Industry knowledge in upper sales mgmt

Advice to Senior ManagementIndustry expertise is critical

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Accelrys

ProsLike the people, the location, the benefits and the enviroment.

ConsManagement is more concerned with an outside employee survey being completed than ensuring the employee review process is started in a timely manner.

Advice to Senior ManagementTiming is everything.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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