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Bioinformatics Scientist 1

Illumina California City, CA

· Next gen sequencing data analysis and pipeline development · Data mining and machine learning on large biological data sets · Development of… Illumina

30+ days ago

Validation Engineer 1

Illumina San Diego, CA

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in 2013. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the… Illumina

30+ days ago

Sr Manager, Leadership and Professional Development

Illumina San Diego, CA

The Senior Manager of Leadership and Professional Development works with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization to co-create… Illumina

28 days ago

Sr Software Engineer - Object Oriented Programming

Illumina San Diego, CA

• Collaborate with the bioinformatics team on development of results processing algorithms • Define, design, and development of results processing… Illumina

30+ days ago

Genetic Counselor 1

Illumina San Diego, CA

This is an opportunity to play a role in laying the foundation in genomic medicine with a company that is a leader in transforming next generation… Illumina

22 days ago

Software Engineer 1 - C# Clinical Applications

Illumina San Diego, CA

• Efficiently design, develop, and maintain object-oriented multi-threaded C# applications • Develop… Illumina

30+ days ago

Associate Director, Human Resources

Illumina San Diego, CA

The Associate Director of Human Resources is a key strategic and operational business partner for several groups within the Commercial Organization… Illumina

30+ days ago

Assoc Product Manager/ Product Manager - Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Illumina San Diego, CA

include but are not limited to: • Manage a diverse set of Illumina products focused on in-lab NIPT testing • Work closely with Corporate Marketing… Illumina

30+ days ago

Research Associate 2

Illumina San Diego, CA

• Conduct research with direction of supervisor. • Develop appropriate controls… Illumina

2 days ago

Field Applications Scientist (関西担当) – new

Illumina Ōsaka

• Coordinating new installations, including facility inspections, instrument validation, and customer training. Reviews and approves operational… Illumina

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    What's all the complaining about?

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    I keep reading reviews about the horrible work-life balance and how people work endless hours. Then why is the parking lot mostly empty before 9am and after 6pm, and a ghost town on weekends? Don't believe me? Just drive by and see for yourself. Perhaps maybe by San Diego standards Illumina is a demanding employer. Can't get my afternoon surf in, oh my. By most other measures the workload is moderate at best. Contrary to other reviews, the politics are not overwhelming, and collaboration is pretty good. Never had an instance of asking for help from another group and not getting it.


    So many layers and titles. OMG! For a company with 2000 people, new scientists and engineers can count at least 11 layers of titles between themselves and the CEO. It is absurd. Decision process is not particularly crisp, but not to the point of getting in the way (too much). Benefits are decent but middle-of-the-road at best. Payscale is on the low side, they can probably get away with it for a while as the dominant company in a hot field, and as long as the overall stock direction is up. Internal systems are either non-existent or abysmal. Fortunately senior management knows it, is fairly open about it, and is working on a solution

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    Push decisions down the chain of command. Seems that directors wait for VPs to decide, VPs wait for the SVPs, and the SVPs waffle until Jay speaks up. If there is one organizational thing that can endanger the future health of the company, it is this very issue. So add "decision making" to the GBP process and institutionalize a healthy level of decision ownership at the appropriate level.

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