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5 days ago

Inside Sales Prospecting Specialist - Italy & Spain

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

• Provides outbound prospecting and inbound qualification & routing support for Inside and Field Sales Representatives. • Includes identifying… Illumina

14 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

QA Manager - Illumina Production Sequencing

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

This position manages quality activities at Illumina Laboratory Services, Cambridge (ILS) and ensures that a quality system is established… Illumina

21 days ago

Assoc Technical Applications Scientist (French and / or German)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

• Act as the primary contact for Illumina customers, provide technical guidance regarding Illuminas products, and give customers scientific support… Illumina

14 days ago

Bioinformatics Scientist 2

Illumina Crewe, England +2 locations

Illumina reproductive and genomics solutions use next-generation sequencing (NGS) and advanced microarray technologies to produce fast, accurate… Illumina

26 days ago

Sr Scientist (Product Development)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

• Develop new products in fast-paced product development environment • Identify, evaluate, plan, and optimize research ideas leading to new robust… Illumina

28 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

29 days ago

Project Manager, DNA Sequencing (Genomics England Project)

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England… Illumina

25 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

5 days ago

Bioinformatics Scientist

Illumina Great Chesterford, England


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    Cutting edge chaos!

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years


    Good industry dominating products.
    High level of collaboration and communication. Great coworkers and demanding customers(but in a good way). Feels like a sense of purpose, work that is doing good and make the world a better place. Management I report to is very hands off and supportive. Technically challenging and fun. I can say I'm one of few that that finds contentment in a 9-5 job.


    Pay and benefits slightly below average. Lots of growing pains in the company, feels chaotic and with roles/processes changing so frequently it's hard to keep up. Parts inventory system is largely ad hoc, constant shortages are the norm. Lots of silly mistakes in documentation, lack of effective processes. Optical based technology although works well, can be dethroned quickly if a competitor comes up with a disruptive technology that is cheaper/faster/simpler and produces good accurate data.

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    Don't reinvent the wheel, many of the needed processes already exist and are being used everyday by companies. Continue to heavily invest in future technologies, never ever rest on your laurels. There is a tendency for successful companies to become fat/lazy/complacent, else, go the way of Eastman Kodak.

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