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Updated Sep 26, 2022

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4.1
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Amyris President and Chief Executive Officer  John Melo
John Melo
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Pros
  • "great people to work with(in 27 reviews)
  • "Great benefits; while people work hard, they also are encouraged to have sustainable work(in 18 reviews)
  • "Great culture: most people are highly engaged and constantly strive to improve at their jobs.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Great teams and work environment.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Decent pay, but probably lower than elsewhere for the same skillset.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Sep 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay isn’t as competitive as other biotech companies

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Sep 12, 2022 - Research Scientist in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The good culture within the team

    Cons

    Incompetitive compensation than other biotech

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We agree that Amyris is pretty great! Please do reach out to your manager or HR People Partner to discuss your specific concern related to compensation. If you’re not sure who your HR People Partner is, please send an email to hr@amyris.com and they'd be happy to direct you.

  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Not a fan

    Sep 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, some of the people are great

    Cons

    CEO bleeds money, never pay vendors which is stressful for employees just trying to get their work done

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great benefits, exciting science, career growth is capped

    Sep 3, 2022 - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the science is fun

    Cons

    Career development towards level 10 and beyond was non existent

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We agree Amyris is a pretty great place to work! Best of luck to you.

  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    garage

    Sep 2, 2022 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good environment nice customers nice employees

    Cons

    not that flexible over worked sometimes

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We agree that Amyris is a pretty great place to work, but encourage you to reach out to your HR People Partner regarding your concerns. If you’re not sure who that is, please send an email to hr@amyris.com

  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    R&D culture & technology

    Aug 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Workplace culture in R&D is collegial, collaborative, focused on what is needed to get products to market fast, developing ourselves & our colleagues to be the best we can be, continuously improving the R&D infrastructure for integrated, automated, fully tracked operations to maximize efficiency, learning, and progress. Great benefits; while people work hard, they also are encouraged to have sustainable work-life balance. Increasingly there is coming to be greater synergy between the new ingredient R&D and the direct-to-consumer brands' product formulations, which is leading to higher revenue and margin.

    Cons

    Not yet a profitable company. Have been through very lean times with carefully controlled and restricted spending. Sometimes feels that the executive leadership is uncoordinated and guided by intuition rather than analysis.

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We encourage you to reach out to your manager or HR People Partner to discuss your specific concerns. If you’re not sure who your HR People Partner is, please send an email to hr@amyris.com and they'd be happy to direct you.

  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great science, I wish they paid more

    Aug 28, 2022 - Associate Scientist III in Emeryville, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great scientists, fun work culture, good benefits package

    Cons

    I wish the company compensated R&D better. This is the core of the company, but the salaries (and stock options) don't quite reflect this. It's difficult for associate scientists to live in the massively expensive area on a relatively low salary.

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We encourage you to reach out to your manager or HR People Partner to discuss your specific concerns. If you’re not sure who your HR People Partner is, please send an email to hr@amyris.com and they'd be happy to direct you.

  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work environment

    Aug 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, great products and inspiring company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing that I should highlight

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We agree Amyris is a great place to work and we are incredibly proud to be here!

  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Beauty

    Jun 13, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very good and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Very sweet teachers and staff

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    Amyris Response

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're happy you had a positive experience during time at Amyris! Best of luck to you.

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jun 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, catered lunches, and benefits.

    Cons

    It’s a fast paced work environment

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Amyris Reviews FAQs

Amyris has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 276 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Amyris to a friend and 71% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Amyris employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Amyris. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

81% of Amyris employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Amyris 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Amyris to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, senior leadership, management.

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