Amyris - A confused place to work. Too many products, too many goals. No set direction/path. | Glassdoor
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"A confused place to work. Too many products, too many goals. No set direction/path."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Amyris full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Some people are nice to work with. Great perks for employees.

Cons

I have never seen any Company except Amyris that has so many Managers and Directors, and most of these people are not even appropriate for the roles. Management lacks communication, projects lack execution. Unnecessary tight deadlines, and inefficiency created by the management, requires people to work long hours, holidays and weekend. Poor and sad place to work.

Advice to Management

Higher managers is not the solution to every problem. The key is to retain staff, and people hard working people happy.

Other Employee Reviews for Amyris

  1. "Great people but VC-led with no market experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Business in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amyris full-time

    Pros

    Culture and people are awesome. Great perks and supportive colleagues that you can talk turkey with and have a few beers

    Cons

    Classic example of VC-led company. Low in operations experience/execution and understanding of product verticals. Some people are VERY political

    Advice to Management

    Management has already been shaken up a bunch. VCs (John Doerr) are trying to maintain their reputation so I presume they'll just keep financing their way to a John Doerr exit that's not too much of a blemish


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult Industry Creates Difficult Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amyris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They take care of their employees with good benefits, perks, and very nice facilities. For certain roles in R&D, there are plenty of exciting challenges to work on.

    Cons

    The culture has suffered from lots of turnover and and slow and painful "growing up" phase of the company since its arguably premature IPO. The culture that was a major selling point has disappeared with the departure of the founders. Sales, marketing, and G&A roles face challenges with constantly changing priorities and lots of politics as talented people try to protect their turf.

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