Accelrys

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Accelrys Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.4 33 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Scipio M. (Max) Carnecchia

(19 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
33 Employee Reviews
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    Great if you love science and nice people, but not great if your a Tech Happy person.

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

    ProsLots of great customers with a global footprint
    Stable and a money maker
    Not a cut throat environment
    Growing both organically and through M/A.

    ConsToo much of a focus on Science and not enough in other areas.
    Slow to take up new technologies internally and within products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe better listeners and follow up on feedback. Provide more career guidance and opportunities to those looking to move up in their career versus waiting for them to leave.

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    High demanding, multi-tasking environment

    Services Manager (Current Employee)

    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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    Lots of ups and downs, but overall bery good

    Director of Product Management (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA (US)

    ProsGreat leadership
    Solid product
    Fantastic customers.

    ConsNot as sexy as Internet and mobile companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow beyond enterprise software. Quickly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment where everyone is respectful of others.

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

    ProsAn excellent place for a self-starter to make great contributions to excellent products.
    Upper management really wants to make a difference in the quality of the products.

    ConsThis is no place for someone who only wants to "get by." So you have to put your whole heart into what you're doing. If you're not a balanced person, you could over-extend yourself and burn out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Accelrys was terrible

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHappy Hours
    Cafeteria
    Clean Bathrooms
    (Notice I can not think of anything positive work related to say about the company?)

    ConsManagement is very risk averse and accordingly tends to micromanage its employees which is kind of a downer if you're not used to it.
    If management values its employees, I haven't seen it.
    Communication from the top is abyssmal.
    Finally, if you're looking to work with the best and brightest, you won't find that here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people do their job. Have confidence in your employees' abilities and give them the support and recognition they deserve. Finally, talk to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stress and ever-changing direction by management-not a good place to work.

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

    ProsCompany has great product and will be a leader in its industry soon. Employees are team-spirited and fun to work with. Management was flexible if employees needed personal time off. HR provided good moral events.

    ConsHigh turnover, especially in management. Company keeps changing its direction which makes it difficult for employees to adjust to all the changes and diffficult for new officers to transition into the company's culture and objectives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with employees. Don't just pitch how well the company is doing on the financial side and then layoff employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accelerys Sales

    Sales (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ (US)

    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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    Not A Stable Company

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

    ProsThe benefits are good and the employees are nice to work with. Casual dress; Flexibility for personal time off. time

    ConsCompany keeps changing direction and high turnover of Management. Management does not have enough support staff to effectively do their job. High stress level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your strategic goal and stick to it instead of changing it every two years. Hire competent CEO who can competently lead company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Priorities

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

    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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    Shown direction for the future

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging problems that invigorate the worker, Flexible work hours, understanding of work life balance, global experience

    Conslean and mean sometimes means little respect to value added by resources

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the needs of your customer base and they will come to you

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