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Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014
11 Interview Reviews

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Codexis in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was a phone screening. Interview was scheduled three weeks later.

    There was an interview schedule which consisting of four interviewers which lasted about 30 minutes each. The meeting will begin with the HR personnel, then employees ranging in position of management: the Senior Director, two Scientists and the Research Associate.

    Most questions were focused on past relevant work experiences and some questions probing for knowledge of protein kinetics.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Codexis in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    A department director interviewed me first, then three panels of 2 people each, then finally the HR representative. They are in a bit of a rush to hire folks because they have so many tight-deadline projects, so the interview process was not as long as I would have wished, and there was no tour. Just be sure you can explain your background and why you are a good fit for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • General questions about my previous research and whether I did due diligence to that research by including proper measurements and including appropriate controls.   Answer Question
    • How I felt about the fast-paced work atmosphere.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Codexis in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    three steps:
    telephone with HR: 30 min
    telephone with team director: 30 min
    1 hour seminar on site + questions + 30 min interviews with several scientists

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Codexis in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Meet and greet with three members of the team individually.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Facilities Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Codexis in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from their recruiter and had a short phone interview about my skills and experience to replace someone going on maternity leave.Got another call the same day to come down and interview with a manager the next week.That went well,very laid back and all he asked was about my experience.Was told to come back in 1 week and interview with supervisor that was going on leave and another employee.Same easy interview as with manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Codexis in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    All technical questions pertaining to the job.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was too low!!

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Codexis.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening followed by one-day onsite interview with the cross-functional teams.

    Interview Questions
    • Normal behavioral questions, like why do you want to work with us, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Codexis.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview by Manager. Face to face interview with Manager, followed by three panel of 2/3 people each, then by the HR Manager. Technical and behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds, both informative and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Scientist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Codexis.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview. Went for face to face a few weeks later. Friendly but intense atmosphere. There were times I wasn't sure what or why they were asking certain questions. I suppose they had had interviewees who were clearly unqualified.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not really
    Accepted Offer

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