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"tough story but good people and sane vision forward"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Calera full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The initial vision managed to pull together amazingly skilled scientists, some of which are still there
Cool research, young team, closely stick together
Management has got a clear view on challenges and speaks to it openly

Cons

Tough to motivate new hires on changed vision
Long-term cycle - so nothing close to completion
Raised a lot of capital, potential returns will be low if any for employees

Advice to Management

Close one commercial deal ASAP

Other Employee Reviews for Calera

  1. "It was an exciting company with an incredibly hard goal"

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    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calera as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company was engaging and interesting. A lot of really smart people worked there trying to solve some great challenging problems.

    Cons

    The technology they were trying to develop was far from profitability. Although it was well funded at the time, the future was bleak. We felt like we working on really important projects, but it was impossible to stay very optimistic

    Advice to Management

    It was easy to see the problem of running out of money eventually. It was a great place to work on any given day, but it was hard to see a long term future at the company. That made it difficult to stay focused long term.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Catalysis Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chemical Catalysis Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calera (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely Hands on work, was able to design and run a majority of all the experiments completed.

    Cons

    Facilities are fairly low quality.

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