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Good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Accelrys full-time

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent work environment. Close knit community of scientists within the company and very helpful.

Cons

Better compensation is required. The pay-raise is in not commensurate with the increasing job responsibilities and experience.

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  1. ACCL - not for me!

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Accelrys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  2. Challenging, exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accelrys

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accelrys offers many products across many disciplines.

    Cons

    Management could use more scientific leadership.

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