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Codexis President & CEO John J. Nicols
John J. Nicols
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  • A place for the energetic to work on the cutting edge.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Codexis full-time (more than 5 years)


    Small company with lots of scientific options.


    Recently lost big contract so is contracting in size.

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Codexis Interviews

Updated Oct 26, 2014
Updated Oct 26, 2014

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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.

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Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (CDXS)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors DSM, Lonza, Novozymes

The pharmaceutical and the biodiesel industries don't seem like they have much in common, but they both use the chemicals produced by Codexis. The company develops biocatalysts -- chemicals used to manufacture other chemicals in a way that's easy on the environment. Its technology is used to make the active ingredients in pharmaceuticals and produce biofuel from plant material. Codexis has a research agreement with Shell to develop new ways of converting biomass to biofuel; Shell accounts for more than half of Codexis's sales. The company is also working within other... More

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