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A challenging but rewarding place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Illumina full-time

Pros

Great co-workers
Fast-paced environment to keep you from getting bored
Great technology
What we do is helping change the world

Cons

The fast-paced growth over the last decade has caused many gaps in business processes. So, we are trying to build our infrastructure while using small scale processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for and ask for the gaps and invest in ways to build the sustainable business practices.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

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    cutting edge technology with a meaningful impact on society

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    great location in San Diego. Brand new campus with good facilities. Comfortable working hours and good company culture.

    Cons

    Not much vertical movement within the company. Often times people are brought in from the outside instead of promoting people from inside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Terrible experience I will never let happen in my career again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Ops in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Ops in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Illumina full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - nice facilities
    - many capable colleagues throughout the years

    Cons

    - Career advancement is non-existent unless you play ridiculous games and are a political backstabber. Actual work performance and quality get you nowhere at this company
    - Chaotic and disorganized as a company, and they are proud of it
    - Over-rewarded executive and sales teams to the point of lewd extravagance, while all other departments struggle and are treated harshly
    - Very arrogant attitude and overall corporate culture. They act as if you are lucky to be with them, hence they get to treat you like a thing
    - World renowned terrible middle management. By terrible I mean how they treat people, their competence levels, political acuity, and overall professionalism. To say they are a joke is an understatement
    - Terrible upper management that perpetuates a horrible environment to suite their (mostly financial) needs, and not the needs of the company or employees as a whole. Working for them is a career stopper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your work force resents you and the terrible decisions you have made. The gross misallocation of incentives and advancement is apparent. You need to seriously mind your employees who have worked their tails off to give you a seven figure salary and reach the $1billion+ mark. You have not done this, and as a result, you have lost the vast majority of your top talent in 2011. Suites you right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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