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4 days ago

Senior Accountant

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

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4 days ago

Business Development Manager, Market Intelligence

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Associate Scientist

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Corporate Controller

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

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1 day ago

Sr. Director, Financial Planning & Analysis – new

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

The Sr. Director of Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for overseeing the development of the… Glassdoor


4 days ago

Accounting Manager

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing the general accounting… Glassdoor


16 days ago

Quality Assurance Manager

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Senior Payroll Accountant

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


26 days ago

Scientist, Analytical Development/Manufacturing Support

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


25 days ago

Senior Linux and Microsoft DevOps Engineer

Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville, CA

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products… Glassdoor


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    High Turnovers = Low Employee Morale

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Emeryville, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Emeryville, CA (US)

    I worked at Amyris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some fun employee events, like Top Dog day, Happy Hours, softball teams, kegs, subsidized lunches, etc. Might be a good starter job or a short-term position for those fresh out of college since there is a lot to learn from your peers and mentors, across other departments.

    Cons

    As mentioned in previous reviews, the company had become increasingly top-heavy, especially after layoffs of people who do the wet work in labs, and hiring of upper level management...BUT productivity expected to be the same, with unrealistic deadlines.

    Management had lost the trust of their employees (and never regained it back after all these years), which have led to mass exoduses and low morale for those who remain. Managers, company-wide, have systematically undervalued their people. They're all replaceable cogs in their machinery. The paranoia/lack of trust was so bad that most people don't even trust surveys to be anonymous because their HR has an untrustworthy reputation, which is uncharacteristic of such a department. Those are signs of a toxic work environment. It was a mental challenge to work there day in and day out. I was lucky to get out when I did. Looks like nothing has improved since, according to my old colleagues, who are actively seeking employment elsewhere. Good luck to them.

    There was a lot of competition between and within departments. It fosters unhealthy working relationships -- cutthroat at times. People tell me that opportunities to move to different departments no longer happen as frequently as their glory years, which was one of its selling points.

    My years there were very mentally-exhaustive and detrimental to your emotional well-being. Other people have observed how working there have changed them for the worse. Once trusting and naive college graduates transformed into downtrodden cynics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the biotech industry, the company has unusually high turnover for the past several years. In order for the company to keep some of the greatest, creative, scientific minds, management and HR MUST value the employees as assets and treat them with respect and appreciation. Happy employees make for happy hard-working, loyal workers. It's not that hard...

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