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Top 30 Amyris Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
The energy sector can include a lot of red tape and regulations.Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?
"I understand that the energy industry is privy to many policy changes and I am accustomed to set backs coming my way. Over the years I have gained a lot of patience when it comes to the advancements of my projects."
Assure the interviewer that you have the fortitude to outlast any policy restrictions that may hold your projects back. Are you accustomed to changes in regulations and policy?
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List of Amyris Interview Questions
  1. The energy sector can include a lot of red tape and regulations.Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?
  2. The energy sector often sees changes in regulation and policy. How do you keep up to date on changes in our industry?
  3. At Amyris we seek to hire individuals with related post-secondary education. Walk me through your formal education.
  4. At Amyris we put a lot of emphasis on attention to detail which some people mistake for micromanagement. How do you feel about this?
  5. In which ways do you feel that Amyris stands out from industry competitors?
  6. What are your thoughts on the stance environmentalists take against some of our practices in the energy industry?
  7. At Amyris we put a strong focus on health and safety. What is your experience with health and safety in the energy industry?
  8. The energy sector has many competitors. Why do you want to work for Amyris?
  9. Do you have any experience in SAP?
  10. At: company: we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast learner?
  11. At Amyris we like to stay ahead of our industry competitors. In your opinion, what are we doing right?
  12. What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
  13. When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
  14. Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
  15. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
  16. What career path interests you the most in this company?
  17. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
  18. How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
  19. How many days were you absent from work last year?
  20. Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
  21. How can we motivate you on the job?
  22. How do you respond to feedback?
  23. Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
  24. What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
  25. What are your salary expectations?
  26. What are your career goals?
  27. What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
  28. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
  29. Tell me about your experience with team building exercises.
  30. If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?
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Amyris Information
Amyris is headquartered in Emeryville, California, USA. The company has been in operation since 2003 with approximately 350 employees. Amyris is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol AMRS. Follow Amyris on Twitter at @amyris. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Amyris, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Amyris, visit their Website.
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Question 1 of 30
The energy sector can include a lot of red tape and regulations.Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?
"I understand that the energy industry is privy to many policy changes and I am accustomed to set backs coming my way. Over the years I have gained a lot of patience when it comes to the advancements of my projects."
Assure the interviewer that you have the fortitude to outlast any policy restrictions that may hold your projects back. Are you accustomed to changes in regulations and policy?
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Question 2 of 30
The energy sector often sees changes in regulation and policy. How do you keep up to date on changes in our industry?
"In order to stay up to date on industry changes, I read the Breaking Energy publication on a daily basis. Also, I follow a blog on remediation law. I am very interested in the changes in the energy sector."
Show the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the energy sector by staying up to date on industry news and changes. Perhaps you regularly read a particular publication? Maybe you follow a certain blogger or news channel? Ensure that your answer is enthusiastic!
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Question 3 of 30
At Amyris we seek to hire individuals with related post-secondary education. Walk me through your formal education.
"I have a Master's degree in Energy Systems Management from the University of San Francisco. I graduated with honors which is something that I am really proud of."
Your post-secondary details will likely be on your resume; however, the interviewer would like for you to go into further detail. Discuss your degree, the areas where you excelled, and any awards or recognition you received.
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Question 4 of 30
At Amyris we put a lot of emphasis on attention to detail which some people mistake for micromanagement. How do you feel about this?
"I naturally pay close attention to details so to be asked about the finer details of a project is of no concern to me. I am happy to comply with any project checklists."
Many companies will closely control the details of each project. This close control can often be mistaken as micromanagement which not everyone enjoys. Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable working in a role where the details are valued.
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Question 5 of 30
In which ways do you feel that Amyris stands out from industry competitors?
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Question 6 of 30
What are your thoughts on the stance environmentalists take against some of our practices in the energy industry?
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At Amyris we put a strong focus on health and safety. What is your experience with health and safety in the energy industry?
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The energy sector has many competitors. Why do you want to work for Amyris?
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Question 9 of 30
Do you have any experience in SAP?
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At: company: we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast learner?
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At Amyris we like to stay ahead of our industry competitors. In your opinion, what are we doing right?
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Question 12 of 30
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
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When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
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Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
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Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
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What career path interests you the most in this company?
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What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
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How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
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How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
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How can we motivate you on the job?
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How do you respond to feedback?
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Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.
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What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
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What are your salary expectations?
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What are your career goals?
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What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
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Question 28 of 30
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
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Question 29 of 30
Tell me about your experience with team building exercises.
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Question 30 of 30
If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?
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