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22 days ago

System Support Engineer-Trainer

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

• Assist with the preparation of the Commercial Training calendar • Train employees as required in: o Laser Safety Best Practices o… Illumina

6 days ago

Research Associate (Next Gen DNA Sequencing)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

Illumina currently have an opportunity for a Research Associate position to join a high-visibility project that will sequence 10,000 whole genomes of… Illumina

7 days ago

Project Manager, DNA Sequencing (Genomics England Project)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England… Illumina

3 days ago

Sr Director, Finance

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

This role is responsible for the direct oversight of all financial aspects of the EMEA region at Illumina. The successful candidate will lead the… Illumina

6 days ago

Territory Account Manager

Illumina City of London, England +3 locations

, budgeting, internal politics, products and services, competition and market. • Prepare and present compelling customer sales presentations and… Illumina

5 days ago

French-speaking Inside Sales Representative (Genomics Products)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

An Inside Sales Representative (ISR) at Illumina is responsible for both identifying new customers and managing the relationships with existing ones… Illumina

7 days ago

Laboratory Assistant (DNA Microarray Production)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

This is a laboratory-based role that will focus on the manufacture of microarray products, including the set-up, operation and maintenance of… Illumina

28 days ago

Manager, Technical Support

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

• Manage, develop, and support all in-house support operations including communication channels, standard operating procedures (SOPs), documentation… Illumina

28 days ago

Market Development Manager, Pharmaceutical and Food

Illumina City of London, England

The Market Development Manager, Pharmaceutical and Food is expected to partner with Territory Account Managers to drive a sales plan, provide regular… Illumina

16 days ago

Inventory Control Analyst

Illumina Crewe, England

The successful candidate would be joining a team of three shipping and logistics specialists working within a busy, but friendly open plan office of… Illumina

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA (US)
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    I have been working at Illumina full-time (more than 3 years)


    * Market leader in a hot field in science.
    * Work-life balance really isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things (as another poster pointed out, the parking lot is nearly empty after 6:30pm).
    * Because of the appreciating stock, the equity grant and employee stock purchase plan (15% discount) become very lucrative rather quickly.
    * Campus is beautiful and centrally located. Very nice gym.


    * Base pay and bonus are a bit low (which is mostly offset by a generous equity component).
    * Leadership is entrenched, and most senior leaders are more interested in keeping favor with Jay (the CEO) than actually doing a good job. The new President seems to lack any real authority.
    * The organization is a bit top-heavy, with limited opportunities to rise out of middle management.
    * The culture is chaotic, in part because management is too short-term focused. Get used to arbitrary and completely unrealistic timelines, all for the sake of pleasing Jay. Putting out fires becomes a daily activity.
    * The company's push into the clinical/diagnostic markets is unstructured and poorly executed.
    * Reorgs every 12-18 months can make or break your career. In the four+ years that I have been at Illumina, we have reorged three times - mostly for the worse. The company can't figure out how to align itself to push into critical new markets.
    * The company lacks even basic processes to operate like a grown-up company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to delegate (especially at the senior executive level). Create more opportunities for young talent to rise into leadership positions. Listen to your employees (I mean, take off your rose-colored glasses and really dig into the employee surveys).

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