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"There may be some speed bumps, but nothing is going to stop this company."

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Current Employee - Staff in Jennings, LA
Current Employee - Staff in Jennings, LA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you are into being "Green", you would love working for Verenium. The attitude and drive to make Cellulosic Ethanol and free us from foreign oil is incredible. This is a new technology and has plenty of challenges, but the mindset of management, the employees and even the partners we work with is not just "we can do it", but that "we will do it." The best part is that they have committed to doing everything safely and in a way that not only doesn't hurt the environment, but actually helps the environment. I couldn't be more proud to work for a company.

Cons

Working in an industry that is new makes each day a challenge. This is a positive thing most of the time, but can be draining once in a while. The saying, "the only thing that doesn't change is change itself" has never been more true that here. Working here definitely keeps you on your toes.

Advice to Management

Setting goals and deadlines is a good thing, but if they are always overly optimistic and can barely ever be met on time, moral suffers. Be aggressive, set goals, but be realistic and make sure they are achievable.

Other Employee Reviews for Verenium

  1. "Verenium, Diversa's grim successor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is great: laid back, welcoming, there's definitely a tight knit community present there.

    Cons

    No room to grow. There are certain people on the fast track of career development, others are left stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive with other companies by investing in your employees. Better salaries, promotions, paid trainings & conferences. Listen to the key people in the lab on how things need to be accomplished versus corporate. The company is top heavy! The executive team is focused on the biofuels sector of the company versus the specialty enzyme side, they need to more evenly allocate resources.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great work environment!

    Cons

    Too close to the ocean! LOL

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