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Amyris Benefits

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Employer Summary

Healthy and Happy
Our first-class healthcare plans provide access to top notch healthcare providers. We provide “no contribution” medical, dental and vision that covers 100% of employee-only premiums and average contribution of 90% towards premiums for spouses / domestic partners and eligible dependents.

Workplace Well-being
To ensure a healthy lifestyle is encouraged, we offer a gym membership subsidy program as well as free access to our on-site fitness center, boot camp, yoga, meditation and low-cost massage services.

Farm to Company Cafeteria
Amyrisians enjoy “grab and go snacks”, drinks and fresh fruits that cater to all taste buds. Bagels are provided every Monday and three weekly lunches are catered with menus hand-selected to satisfy tastes and dietary needs.

Relax, Re-Energize, Return
Time off programs include open vacation for salary employees, 20 paid vacation days for hourly, 10 paid sick-leave days, 3 paid volunteer days, 12 paid U.S. holidays, 16 weeks of paid parental leave and a generous sabbatical program.

Shared Future
We offer a discount on the purchase of Amyris' stock in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). In an effort to assist in building future financial security, the Amyris 401(k) plan provides a company match for contributions up to four percent of base salary. Additionally, Amyris' innovative EPIC program provides with flexibility to choose how Amyris' invests in them. Categories are designed to meet employees where they are with options for student loan repayment, retirement savings contribution, back-up child care and personal/professional development assistance.

Financial Security
Coverage is also available to protect Amyrisians from the financial impact of the unexpected. Basic employee life and accidental insurance coverage is provided at no cost and Amyrisians can purchase optional life insurance for themselves and/or eligible dependents. We also offer employer-paid short and long-term disability, identity theft protection, legal assistance and offer low cost supplemental accident and critical illness insurance.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Sep 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Emeryville, California

    Good coverage of medical insurance of your dependent. The flexibility of taking time off.

  • Jun 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Emeryville, California

    Company pays 100% health insurance cost for employee and 90% for spouse or dependents. Same goes for dental and vision. Offers limited free mental health counseling 401K with matching up to a certain amount Free lunch 3 days a week plus weekly happy hour Yoga and bootcamp classes Maternity and paternity leave

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Emeryville, California

    Unlimited PTO, catered lunch three days/week, happy hours, snacks, 401(k) match, health insurance, fitness classes, yoga, gym, etc.

  • Mar 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Scientist in Emeryville, California

    The food is quite good....

  • Mar 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current G&A in Emeryville, California

    16 weeks paid Baby Bonding for hourly and salary employees including mothers and fathers AND adoption! 100% paid medical, dental and vision and 90% paid for dependents and spouse/partner. Ortho coverage up to $2k, low deductible plans, low co-pay plans...top tier plans! Open Vacation for salary and 20 days for hourly. 10 paid sick days. 12 paid Holidays. Legal Plan. Employer Paid Identity Theft Protection. 401k Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Hot Lunch Typically grant a Holiday Shutdown at the end of the year. Pet Insurance Plan Aflac Plan Snacks, fruit, cereal, soda, coffee, tea, etc!

  • Sep 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Vice President, Research and Development in Emeryville, California

    For health, dental, and vision benefits, company pays 100% for employee and 90% for dependents.

  • Aug 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Emeryville, California

    Free catered lunch tuesday through thursday, pretty good health insurance.

  • Jul 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Scientist I in Emeryville, California

    excellent Insurance and lunch program

  • Jun 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Emeryville, California

    Great health benefits for both employees and dependents.

  • Feb 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Scientist 3 in Emeryville, California

    Great health insurance package. Many onsite benefits such as free lunch program, yoga, bootcamp, happy hour. 401K matching.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (19)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (18)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (19)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • CheckmarkFree Lunch or Snacks (18)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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