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Create a brighter future

At Codexis, we share a common goal to discover and develop more effective therapeutics, enable healthier choices, innovate sustainable processes and products, and reduce waste, thereby improving people and the planet. If this sounds like something you can get behind to make a difference,  consider a career at Codexis.

Join us on our journey

The people we are looking for are ready to embrace meaningful objectives and are passionate about science and innovation. Our work environment is friendly,  high-performing, collaborative, and 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.

We value our employees ...

Because everything we do is to improve the health of people and the planet, we apply the same principle with respect to our employees. We find the best and brightest individuals, compensate them at a competitive level, and offer comprehensive benefits to foster well-being.

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.

Codexis is committed to a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer prohibiting unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. 

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.

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 recognizes 11 company-paid holidays per year.

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.

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.

Work From Home Policy

Codexis offers a work from home policy available to employees who meet certain criteria and request permission to work from home on a regular basis.

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 eligible employees who refer 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.

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.

Life at Codexis

We place a huge emphasis on fostering a positive work culture at Codexis through a set of shared core values and a high degree of employee engagement. We are proud to have been recognized over four consecutive years as one of the nation’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For®.

There are many steps to a healthier future.
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