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Great science. Change the world. Maybe a pay cut to come here.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Amyris

Pros

Top notch science. Creative atmosphere with lots of smart people. We are trying to save the world, and the atmosphere often feels very energetic toward that goal.

Cons

Some middle and senior management are not great. Disengaged and reactionary. The real leadership and vision comes from the science ranks. Unfortunately, there is an enormous discrepancy in pay between the top scientists and management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do you really deserve 100x+ the compensation of your managees? 3x, 4x, okay, maybe 10x, but 100x? really? This really hurts morale.

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    chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amyris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    passionate people, good science, lots of potential, co-workers are great, great culture - lots of intersting ideas floating around

    Cons

    bad execution, some senior managers tend to micro-manage, wrong people in top positions, lots of energy wasted over office politics, company struggling to define itself as a manufacturing entity, process development headed by incompetent people who have to scale up experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire right people in the right places - people without proper experience in top position leads to botched up execution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good at first, but depends on the department you work with. Chaotic in Global Ops

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amyris

    Pros

    Most everyone was nice to work with

    Cons

    Too much office politics, especially in Global Ops and Legal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff more

    Doesn't Recommend
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