Great place to work, great co-workers, strong leadership
HR Associate (Former Employee) – Redwood City, CA – January 1, 2018
Most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I was trusted to do my job. The company has great leadership. Managers work well with employees, health benefits are really great for a company just over 100, and work-life balance.
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Redwood City, CA – December 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.
Excellent directed evolution technology to improve enzyme performance
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – September 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.
A company with great technology and poor business strategy
Scientist III (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – September 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.
flat management style, great team and individuals, good work/life balance, great technology platform
poor compensation, lack of stability, aggressive timeline