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An evolving organization

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Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)
Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Accelrys full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Amazing people and dynamic environment

Cons

Some people can take the pace

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  1. Good place to work

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    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.

  2. 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!

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