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Solazyme Overview

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South San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Unknown
Company - Public (SZYM)
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

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Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Solazyme (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    small company feel, creative ideas, Friday happy hours

    Cons

    poor leadership, lack of resources, constant employee turnover

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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.

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Solazyme Awards & Accolades

  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009

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