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18 great years

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

Pros

Terrific people, all committed to making great products. Good scientists, very open atmosphere for discussions etc. Company looks after people quite well, lots of events/things going on. Good mix of scientists and engineers, very young and driven workforce. Very international too.

Cons

Have to find 20 words - not easy. It is a great place!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Accelrys

  1.  

    Good place to work

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

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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    ACCL - not for me!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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