Amyris

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Biotech company with lots of potential

Associate Scientist II (Current Employee) Emeryville, CA

ProsAmyris has lots of talented scientists and engineers who are passionate with R&D

ConsUpper management who are unfamiliar with technology set up impossible goal based only on economic calculation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great science, very poor management, too top heavy

    (Former Employee)

    I worked at Amyris


    Pros: Coworkers are top notch. The Associate Scientists/RAs are all hard-working and fun to be around. The lab scientists and project leaders are some of the… Cons: The company retains way too many managers. Many high-level employees are bad at their jobs, many are quite unproductive, and some positions are even redundant.… Advice to Senior Management: If you are going to trim the fat, start higher up the chain. Most importantly, stop selecting for dishonest, selfish, overly-aggressive yes-men/yes-women to be promoted… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A lot of opportunity, needs more focus

    Associate Scientist I (Current Employee) Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Amyris full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Exciting science with a purpose. Great people, fun work environment,… Cons: Informal communication (rumors), lack of strategic focus, dependent on outside… Advice to Senior Management: Internal communication channels are improving, this has tendency to become old - don't let it. Company needs to place more emphasis… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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