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Headquarters South San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (SZYM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors ADM, ExxonMobil, Biovail

"We make oil" may seem like a strange statement but in the case of Solazyme, it's true. The company manufactures a variety of oils by feeding plant sugars to microalgae. Its "tailored oils" can be created to replace fuel and chemical, edible, or personal skin care oil traditionally derived from petroleum or animal fats. The microbial-based oils work with existing production, refining, and distribution infrastructure systems. Solazyme feeds its microalgae sugarcane, corn, and biomass-derived sugars; its oils cost half to a third as much to produce as traditional oils. The... More

Working at Solazyme

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Employees say it's “OK”   5 ratings


34% Approve of the CEO   3 ratings

Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson

Jonathan S. Wolfson


Constantly changing environment

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Pros: Extremely bright people.
Interesting technology.
Dynamic enviornment.
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Director of Marketing, Solazyme Health Sciences

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in South San Francisco, CA May 2012 – Reviewed Aug 30, 2012

Interview Details – I was contacted by the Director of Analytics via telephone approximately two months after submitting my application. I talked to him on the phone for approximately forty minutes about the position, at the end of which, being interested in the position, he said an hr representative would send me an…Full Interview

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The Director of QC asked me if there had been a background correction while using an ICP-OES for trace determination on my graduation project. I froze up for a second because the background… Answer Question

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TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

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