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Solazyme Overview

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South San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (SZYM)
Chemical Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
ADM, ExxonMobil, Biovail
"We make oil" may seem like a strange statement but in the case of Solazyme, it's true. The company manufactures a variety of oils by feeding plant sugars to microalgae. Its "tailored oils" can ... Read more

Solazyme Reviews

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Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson
Jonathan S. Wolfson
16 Ratings
  • Helpful (5)

    "Great people and exciting technology."

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    Pros

    A mission-driven company with ground-breaking technology. Smart, passionate, conscientious, and fun people working to make a difference. You can get great experience, as long as you are willing to roll up your sleeves.

    Cons

    Everyone works hard, so people trying to coast or to just collect a paycheck with minimal effort would not be happy here. Also, this company is trying to do something new and challenging. Like all pioneering journeys, there's risk of more bumps in the road ahead.

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Solazyme Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Solazyme.

    Interview

    Interviews are one on one sessions set up with up to six people from various departments. Because of the variety of interviewers, what you are asked can range from very generic interview questions(HR) to very in-depth technical skills test question to hosting a presentation in front of groups describing previous projects you've worked on.

    Interview Questions

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Solazyme Awards & Accolades

  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

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