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3 days ago

Scientist 1 Strain Engineering – new

Amyris, Inc Emeryville, CA

We are searching for a talented and self-motivated Scientist to join our Strain Engineering team. This is your chance to do foundational work in… jobsradar.com


3 days ago

Regulatory Affairs - Chemical – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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3 days ago

AP Specialist – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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4 days ago

Chemical Regulatory Manager

Amyris Emeryville, CA

Amyris is seeking a Chemical Regulatory Manager reporting to the Senior Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. This position will be… BioSpace


14 days ago

Temporary Desktop Support Specialist – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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16 days ago

Associate Scientist, Enzyme Engineering – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

* Constructing enzyme mutant libraries, performing enzyme assays and high-throughput screening * Performing protein analysis (e.g. Western blot… Amyris


16 days ago

Temporary Receptionist – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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26 days ago

Administrative Assistant, Office of the CEO – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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26 days ago

Process Development Engineer Chemical Process Development – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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26 days ago

Director Business Development – Apply on Glassdoor

Amyris Emeryville, CA

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Amyris Reviews

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John Melo
9 Ratings
  • Helpful (5)

    High Turnovers = Low Employee Morale

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amyris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some fun employee events, like Top Dog day, Happy Hours, softball teams, kegs, subsidized lunches, etc. Might be a good starter job or a short-term position for those fresh out of college since there is a lot to learn from your peers and mentors, across other departments.

    Cons

    As mentioned in previous reviews, the company had become increasingly top-heavy, especially after layoffs of people who do the wet work in labs, and hiring of upper level management...BUT productivity expected to be the same, with unrealistic deadlines. Management had lost the trust of their employees (and never regained it back after all these years), which have led to mass exoduses and low morale for those who remain. Managers, company-wide, have systematically undervalued their people. They're all replaceable cogs in their machinery. The paranoia/lack of trust was so bad that most people don't even trust surveys to be anonymous because their HR has an untrustworthy reputation, which is uncharacteristic of such a department. Those are signs of a toxic work environment. It was a mental challenge to work there day in and day out. I was lucky to get out when I did. Looks like nothing has improved since, according to my old colleagues, who are actively seeking employment elsewhere. Good luck to them. There was a lot of competition between and within departments. It fosters unhealthy working relationships -- cutthroat at times. People tell me that opportunities to move to different departments no longer happen as frequently as their glory years, which was one of its selling points. My years there were very mentally-exhaustive and detrimental to your emotional well-being. Other people have observed how working there have changed them for the worse. Once trusting and naive college graduates transformed into downtrodden cynics.

    Advice to Management

    For the biotech industry, the company has unusually high turnover for the past several years. In order for the company to keep some of the greatest, creative, scientific minds, management and HR MUST value the employees as assets and treat them with respect and appreciation. Happy employees make for happy hard-working, loyal workers. It's not that hard...


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