Accelrys

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Good place to work, needs better direction

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Former Employee - Director, Customer Support in San Diego, CA (US)
Former Employee - Director, Customer Support in San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Accelrys full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Accelrys is a scientific software company with a powerful platform, a fairly diverse application stack, and a lot of talented employees. It's still a pretty good place to work but things have changed (some would say for the worse) in recent years as the company struggles to grow to the next level, become a player in the enterprise arena, and invent the field of scientific business intelligence - a term created by Accelrys execs to describe the business area that they believe they dominate.

Cons

The recent emphasis on electronic lab notebooks, enterprise software, and processes have diverted resources, reduced efficiencies, and lowered morale in several areas of the company. The quality of the software is reduced when seasoned and skilled developers are treated as interchangeable, plug-and-play bit coders and development schedules are increasingly driven by the calendar rather than by quality. Recent mergers and exec turnover have diluted / muddled corporate culture and values

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Accelrys Employee

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Accelrys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location
    Products
    People-Intelligent scientists and software engineers

    Cons

    Some products are highly complex.
    They are in dire need of top marketing/sales folks to position their products.
    Some of the folks in the management team are completely clueless, and the management keeps changing. The executive recruiting folks hiring the management team are perhaps inexperienced themselves!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a company that can acquire Accelrys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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)

    Pros

    Amazing people and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Some people can take the pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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