LS9

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  1.  

    Great science and awesome work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LS9 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    LS9 offered great opportunities to learn new techniques and work in state of the art technology, if you are looking to gain as much experience and develop your skills, it was a good place to be. The company had some great people who were awesome to work with and also make your new best friends. Had a good time off policy and the pay scale was very competitive.

    Cons

    Had the drawbacks of a bay area start up which had a pretty ambitious business plan in a relatively short time frame. Although the technology was great and one-of-a-kind, often felt that it was without vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to consider a more realistically achievable target and have a contingency plan in place. Cannot put all your eggs in one basket. Needed to improve and strengthen the product pipeline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    LS9 internship

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    Former Intern - Process Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Process Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LS9 as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great set of scientists that work here, motivated, fun but tight-knit team environment

    Cons

    Not many cons, heard that the company was acquired by REGI recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separation (physically) of management and scientists. Wish there was better integration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Science Below Average Executive Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LS9 full-time

    Pros

    Great exciting work in cutting edge science. Free coffee and plenty of snacks stocked all the time. Company Gatherings each season. Employees are passionate. Everybody is friendly and helpful. Benefits are strong perk

    Cons

    Company focus changes radically. CEO changes radically. Can feel very unstable at times. Promotions are few and far between. Lacking direction at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of current employees. Provide better direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great mission and smart people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LS9 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun science, small collegial group and a world beating vision make work fun.

    Cons

    difficult space and concepts to commercialize. funding parties can be challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Technology, unfortunate economic externalities.

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    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LS9 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment with plenty of resources, high quality instrumentation, and a past-paced atmosphere. Management worked closely with technical staff to lay out expectations and goals. Good communication from business development side. Promising technology.

    Cons

    Was having growing pains moving from small R&D shop to larger integrated matrix project structure.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good Opportunities to Work on High Impact Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LS9 full-time

    Pros

    The Company is very motivated and has a serious commitment on commercialization of their sustainable chemicals pipeline. Has a good sense of community and values employee satisfaction. The IP position is strong and upper management is knowledgeable.

    Cons

    LS9 the matrix project structure was still in development, but in its early stages seemed to lack backing and buy-in from everybody, including competency group leaders.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Very exciteing place to work but has all the downsides of a start up company

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    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LS9

    Pros

    Fun and dynamic place to work. Very cool coworkers always ready to help.

    Cons

    It is a start up company so they don't match the 401K plan. No sick days. Only 3 weeks of PTO. Very crowded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefit package

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great smart people, lack of vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LS9

    Pros

    People are super smart and motivated. Colleagues are great to work with. Lots of little perks, such as free snacks, coffee, fun parties. Good equipment and quick to bring on board new technology.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and vision by management makes company slow to adapt to changing conditions. Rewards to high performers are not clear. Company very slow to cut work that is not delivering results.

    Recommends

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