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18 days ago

Sr Clinical Lab Scientist (AM or PM shift)

Illumina Redwood City, CA

The Sr. Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Performs and reports… Illumina

6 days ago

Sr Bioinformatics Scientist

Illumina Redwood City, CA

· Analyze massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) genomic data · Work collaboratively with research scientists to develop and implement… Illumina

18 hrs ago

Lab Assistant 3 - Accessioner (Temporary) – new

Illumina Redwood City, CA

The Laboratory Sample Accessioner (Temporary) is responsible for receiving, unpacking, processing, and recording all laboratory samples sent for… Illumina

27 days ago

Sr Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Illumina Redwood City, CA

• Develop software for analysis of massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) genomic data • Work collaboratively with research scientists to… Illumina

1 day ago

Research Associate 2 – new

Illumina Redwood City, CA

• In conjunction with a Development Team, develop robust assays for analysis of circulating fetal DNA • Conduct and analyze Molecular Biology… Illumina

7 days ago

Engineer 1 - Process Development

Illumina Redwood City, CA

• Troubleshoot workflow issues related to yield, quality and throughput. • Construct and execute… Illumina

18 days ago

Assoc Director, Clinical Affiars

Illumina Redwood City, CA

Evidence Development: Work collaboratively with internal functions and external stakeholders to identify medical evidence needs and develop… Illumina

6 days ago

Sr Buyer

Illumina Redwood City, CA

• Select and interface with all suppliers to assure quality piece parts at the lowest cost to support clinical lab and RND. • Coordinate material… Illumina

5 days ago

GIS Customer Services - Senior Support Specialist

Illumina Redwood City, CA

Our customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe… Illumina

18 days ago

Clinical Lab Scientist 2 (AM or PM shift)

Illumina Redwood City, CA

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Performs and reports… Illumina

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    The experience still haunts me sometimes.

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    Former Employee - Not Applicable in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years


    It is a progressive company which issue shares to tie you into your role. So you can see how much effort you put in to how the company grows. In this respect, it gives you a sense of achievement overall. It is also one of those "life time opportunity" to be within a technologically forefront company. When I left university, I aspired to be in such a company. I came into this company mid-way through my career. There was a semi-friendly culture, but it conflicts with one's loyalty as the organisational chart kept changing.


    The turnover rate was quite high. As I joined after the merger, and there was a period of respect between all colleagues, until you start to see individuals being taken out of the running. Then some kind of culling occurred for some reason. I was also caught up in the political organisational changes, such that I felt very marginalised, and also disrespected. I also realised that my contribution within those long email chains, often advices or trialed and tested solutions that came from years of experience from my side, was then taken as some kind of new ideas or achievement on the US side. It often were from the sales team who were more aggressive and came across as running the company to be honest ! It really was about US HQ, and no actual understanding of contribution on the Europe side at all. People got more annoyed as their contributions were not acknowledged and skillsets were stripped away. Or rather, "copied" away. It is one thing if you made clear who was in a project and who was not. But when the boundaries are so undefined, then yes, it seems almost like setting up the employee to fail.

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    I like you to know that, you managed to take away some of the very well respected managers who grew the original small companies before the big merger. That was a very big mistake. You potentially had some of the very wise and solid professionals who stood strong in this industry and ensured the security of the company, and you let this be mismanaged away by some very disrespectful and arrogant, and untrained under mid-30s professionals. Some of approaches used were even unlawful !

    I was surprised to find out that another colleague also took out a loan to supplement actual business trips to sell the products, and we are still in debt due to this. The salary was unjustified. Looking back in hindsight on Glassdoor here allowed me to see how naive some of us were in reality. You did not even look after the basics right. Allowing employees the most basic tools, without impacting their own personal and financial statuses.

    Also, you overworked your operations staff such that, I saw one woman fainting because of meeting your quarterly goals. Please ask yourself whether you are a true ethical company or not. Because if you were, then the ethical aspect starts on the inside, and that also mean following the employment laws ! Working under a set number of hours and no more, and bringing in health and safety laws too without burning out your own employees. Instead of perfecting some of the needed basics to keep employee happy and healthy in a steady way, the emphasis were put on the bottomline.

    I would also check the ethics and the professionalism of some of your senior IT managers. As I understand that a few of them joined and migrated from another bio-tech company. Yet, I saw one male manager who was absolutely unprofessional and harassed a young intern verbally, such to a high extent that, he rechallenged him back with a knife ! This was during a company meal,on an off site support trip. What kind of people are you hiring ? This is not the kind of company that I want to work for. And yes, this same high level Director just saw Jay as a face of the company and no more. Well, at least I believed in science, and I believe in what Jay say ! There is a huge difference between those who are from science backgrounds and believe in the company to those who just want the prestige and the title or the money.

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