Amyris Overview

  • Emeryville, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2003
  • Company - Public (AMRS)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $5 to $10 billion (USD)

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Amyris is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-MarketTM technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages ...
Mission: We apply inspired science to deliver sustainable solutions for a growing world.

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Amyris Reviews

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107 Ratings
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"top notch R&D team"

Feb 22, 2023 - Scientist II in Emeryville, CA
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Amyris has an incredible R&D culture filled with talent, trust, and good communication all the way from the CSO to the RAs. The science strikes a healthy balance between academic rigor and speed. The


As with most companies in the synthetic biology field, financial stability is always a concern. Although, I think Amyris is at a much more financially mature place than other similar companies.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Amyris

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

DEIB is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that diversity is good for business, but it goes deeper than that for us. People do their best work when they feel seen, heard and valued. We are creating a culture of collaboration that ensures people of all backgrounds are engaged and can do their best work. It’s the people at Amyris that make us successful, period. We encourage and invite you to get involved in our diversity journey because we cannot do it without you!

The Power of Employee Resource Groups at Amyris

Amyris supports the development of ERGs, where emp

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Amyris Interviews

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Applied online70%
Employee Referral10%

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Amyris (United States)


    Pros: The people were very friendly. The job was described well. I had the opportunity to ask my future manager all the questions I had. The problem-solving exercise was fun. The whole process was composed of several 1:1s but it took just a week. The communication with the recruiter was smooth, fast, and respectful. Cons: The process could be shortened by having fewer people in the interview panel. In my case, I had more than 10 people interviewing me. There was little time for me to ask questions in a few 1:1s. Overall, the experience and the first impact were positive.

    Everyone asked why Amyris. Technical questions on my presentation. Technical questions about hypothetical challenges and how to resolve them.

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Company Updates

March 14, 2023
We’re thrilled to debut two short films produced in partnership with BBC Storyworks and Biotechnology Innovation Organization! Showcased as a part of the groundbreaking series, “Nature’s Building Blocks,” these films celebrate the people behind our science, while telling the stories of those whose lives are impacted by it. These inspiring films were created specifically to bring our innovative science to life and demonstrate its incredible impact on people and planet. Discover the astounding innovations shaping our lives – and meet the brains behind them:
Shared image - Amyris on LinkedIn: #naturesbuildingblocks #innovation #biotechnology
Amyris on LinkedIn: #naturesbuildingblocks #innovation #biotechnology
March 6, 2023
We recently announced an exciting new partnership with Givaudan, the world’s leader in fragrance and beauty innovation, to license some of our most popular ingredients and formulations. To learn more about why this agreement is a perfect match for both Amyris and Givaudan, we sat down with Mike Rytokoski, President, Ingredients + Technology Access.
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Inside our partnership with Givaudan - Amyris

Amyris Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area AwardsSan Francisco Business Times2022

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...Good pay, good benefits, good work schedule...

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Employees rate Amyris 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 322 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 65% of employees would recommend working at Amyris to a friend. This is based on 269 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

41% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Amyris as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.7 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Amyris.

48% of employees think that Amyris has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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