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Great startup company with good employee benefits
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAMarch 6, 2017
Great company- innovative products- lacked management leadership and vision.

Great products that have amazing sales but not enough people to do the work.
Pros
free tuesday lunches and friday happy hours
Cons
poor leadership and vision
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Fun work environment with room for improvement...
Director (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAJanuary 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.
Pros
Extremely innovative technology, purpose, wide target customer base, secondly, location, very employee oriented (lunch on Tuesday, in-house happy hour every Friday).
Cons
Uncertain future. Lack of consistent direction. Almost a "pretend" company.
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Game changing technology
Senior Supplier Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CASeptember 12, 2014
The algae technology has so much potential for applications for renewable oil

Company turnover is quite high. HR personnel has completely changed so very little consistency in direction.

Very good people
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Enjoyable workplace
Engineering Utility Tech (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILJune 13, 2014
Great company to work for had the best coworkers. They appreciated there workers bout lunch every Tuesdays for employees. We get 3 paid trips a year with employees and familys.
Pros
Great Company
Cons
Moving a plant to Brazil
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enjoy job
Press operator (Current Employee) –  Peoria, ILMay 1, 2014
great company! finding ways to make crude oil with earth resources.
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