Director (Current Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – January 15, 2016
Solazyme is a company with a lot of energy. Unfortunately, they have several of industry hurdles and senior management challenges. The personnel are extremely friendly. The office is in a beautiful location. The products, although meeting unmet market needs, are not differentiated enough to justify the price premium desired.
Extremely innovative technology, purpose, wide target customer base, secondly, location, very employee oriented (lunch on Tuesday, in-house happy hour every Friday).
Uncertain future. Lack of consistent direction. Almost a "pretend" company.