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I loved working here, but hiring was cut back due to funding
Senior Java Developer (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CAMay 11, 2016
I enjoyed working here, but that was before they were making a "profit." They have a new CEO now, which is good. Hopefully, they will do better in the marketplace.
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4.0
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8 years with Codexis and very happy with the environment
manager it (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CAJanuary 24, 2016
From top to bottom people were not only very professional but very cooperative and friendly

I managed the overall reliability and availability of the network and all data included.
maintained email environment along with voip PBX and voicemail.

Data integrity and backups were a must.

Codexis has a productive, healthy and safe environment.
Pros
great benefits for employee and family
Cons
hard to get external funding
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5.0
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Really enjoyed working here
Executive Assistant to CFO, SVP R&D (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CANovember 13, 2013
Company has had some difficult times and I truly hope it's successful in the future.
Pros
People, culture, benefits
Cons
None
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5.0
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Good
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CADecember 6, 2012
A typical day at work consisted of prioritizing tasks and conducting them in a timely manner. I learned great time management skills and interpersonal skills. Great co-workers. Hardest part of the job - not sure.
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3.0
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Excellent directed evolution technology to improve enzyme performance
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CASeptember 11, 2012
Codexis implements one of the best technologies for enzyme engineering targeting pharmaceutical research. The company attempted to utilize their protein engineering technology towards biofuels but were unfortunately late in the competition. This has resulted in significant downsizing. Overall, Codexis was a great company with amazing technology and scientists. Unfortunately, entrance in the biofuels market was late.
Pros
excellent research technology
Cons
benefits
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4.0
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A company with great technology and poor business strategy
Scientist III (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CASeptember 3, 2012
Codexis is a fun place to work at but pays below average and not that many growth opportunities. The management team is naive enough to believe that the R&D advancement through the technology platform will enable a solid product pipeline and sustainable growth. This assumption recently failed Codexis again. A serious revision of the business model is required. These days an adjustment of company size to a minimal cash burning rate is taking place as a consequence.
Pros
flat management style, great team and individuals, good work/life balance, great technology platform
Cons
poor compensation, lack of stability, aggressive timeline
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