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Make a Difference at Codexis


The scientists, bioinformatics experts and other professionals who make up the Codexis team share a goal: unlocking and advancing technologies for protein optimization and production to create better medicines, greener production processes and higher quality food ingredients. If that sounds like something you can get behind, consider a career at Codexis.

Working at Codexis
Courtney Hendrickson

The people we’re looking for are ready to tackle meaningful challenges. Our work environment is collegial but competitive, friendly but high-performing. We work collaboratively as interdisciplinary teams, but we are never afraid to challenge each other’s ideas or take risks to achieve goals. At Codexis, we empower our employees to strive and dream, and we are committed to helping them grow in their position and career.

Our philosophy is to hire the brightest and best we can find, compensate them fairly and offer them comprehensive benefits for a good life. Take a look: *

* This is a general overview of the benefit programs offered by Codexis. In the event any description conflicts with the current summary plan document, the summary plan document will prevail.

401(k) Plan

Codexis offers a company match, and employees may defer their pay up to limits set by the IRS.

Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

This voluntary program enables employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible medical and child care expenses.

Stock Options

Stock options are available for some eligible employees, subject to program guidelines and approval by the board of directors.

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Flexible Time Off

New employees are entitled to 20 days of flexible time off (combined vacation and sick days) annually. After five years of service, FTO increases to 25 days per year.


Codexis employees are entitled to 11 company-paid holidays per year.

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Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Employees and their families, as well as domestic partners, are eligible for coverage offered through comprehensive medical plans (two HMO plans and one PPO plan) and a PPO dental and vision plan.

All plans are competitively priced, with Codexis paying a significant share of the cost of this coverage. All insurance is effective the first day of employment.

Life and AD&D Insurance

This company-paid benefit provides three times an employee’s annual income in life and AD&D insurance.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Short-term and long-term disability insurance are available to employees for income protection in the event an employee becomes disabled.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

The company provides a comprehensive business travel accident insurance policy to all employees who travel on company business.

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Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Employees and their families are eligible to receive financial, pre-retirement, elder care and child care consultations, as well as free counseling.

Backup Care for Emergencies

Codexis offers backup child care and/or elder care to employees when their regular care arrangements are unavailable.

Commuter Voucher Program

Codexis subsidizes up to 75 percent of the cost of public transportation for employees who use these resources to commute to and from work.

Dry Cleaning and Concierge Services

On-site pickup and drop-off service from a local dry cleaner and other concierge service options are available.

Employee Referral Program

Codexis pays $1,000 to any employee who refers an individual whom we hire.

Health Club Reimbursement

Codexis wants all employees to enjoy good health and to get regular exercise. We reimburse employees a portion of the cost of joining any gym or fitness program.

On-site Food Program

We have an on-site subsidized lunch program and our lunchroom is stocked daily with coffee/tea and espresso.

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As a company, Codexis feels it is important to give back to the community and to allow employees time to share in that effort. Our employees actively participate as a group in a variety of community service projects including building homes with Habitat for Humanity, Bike to Work Day, Back-Pack Drive, Family Giving Tree and the Second Harvest Food Drive.

We offer additional time off to employees for volunteering and for various company-organized events. Employees are eligible for up to two days off per year to participate in company-sponsored philanthropic activities.

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