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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
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    2.56
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Solazyme Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.56 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

they'll say things to make you feel better but never any action to improve the actual situation

Support from management

they do the bare minimum to address the issue/problem or ignore it and hope it goes away

Teamwork

teamwork in the same department is great, but across department....more like compete with each other

Freedom to work independently

if you follow what they say and want you to do, it's most likely ok, but if you have new ideas and try to work on it, you'll most likely to be shut down

Internal Communication

they'll give you "the info you need to know" only when you ask

Gender Equality

they don't have women in advisory board, nor in upper management team; so where's the equality?

Attitude towards older colleagues

there's definitely no difference towards age when it comes to proficiency and experience

Career Development

in short, there's none

Overall compensation for your work

it's starting salary is 50% of the industry and it hasn't had any adjustment (event merit) for 2 years...and all the benefits like fitness classes, onsite fruit program had been cut ever since I joined the company

Office / Work Environment

the building is old, so there's lots of electric and A/C problems; they also shut down the A/C system afterhours regardless many R&D ppl need to work extended hours or coming in the weekends

Environmental Friendliness

sustainability should be the core value of this company; however, I only see the bare minimum required by the law gets done when it comes to recycle and improving "green" impact

Work-Life Balance

R&D ppl usually have their own schedules and can come and go any time as long as we get jobs done

Company Image

we like our company and what it stands for, but no the way they treat us

Job Security

they'll get rid of the lower level workers to make sure their upper management team gets paid on time

Handicapped Accessibility

I think biotech industry in general is not a disable-person friendly environment

Workplace Safety

we have inspections and drills all the time to comply with the law

Challenging Work

this company is trying to do things that others can't/haven't done, so the innovation and challenging duties are trememdous

Inclusive / Diverse

they not necessarily promote diversity but also won't against it as long as it doesn't affect their bottom line

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop hiring so-called-experts from outside the company to address the concerns; listen to your employees and promote someone from within to do the "actual work". Stop telling us that you don't know why we're leaving when you're not paying us the fair market rate.

What I like about the company

I like to work with my team members. They're top thinkers/scientists and the challenges we face are exciting. My immediate team members are also very supportive, and everyone gets along very well.

What I dislike about the company

They do the bare minimum to address the problems and give us the minimum but demand us to put the maximum effort. Their default solution for any concern is hiring more upper managements from outside to "solve the problem".

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Solazyme Inc.
  • City
    Glendale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.56
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Solazyme Inc.
2.56
1 review

Industry average (Hospital & Health Care)
3.26
80,655 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews