Illumina Cambridge Reviews

Updated 15 Jan 2021

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4.0
77%
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99%
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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
38 Ratings
  1. "Very positive experience with internship so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina for less than a year

    Pros

    Great care of their employees and great people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes found myself with not much work to do, work could be assigned more efficiently

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stocks, work from home, work colleagues, bonuses

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. Difficult to progress


  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and work ethic.

    Cons

    Long working hours can be challenging sometimes

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  4. "not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    reasonable salary and a standard social package

    Cons

    very US-centric with tendency to micromanage

  5. "Fast paced, growing tech company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMEA Tax Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard working, driven colleagues collaborating for a worthy goal.

    Cons

    Occasional issues with the region being treated poorly compared with headquarters (like many companies).

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  6. "Fhsb vslu"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, gym, work from home

    Cons

    No cantine, 2 week max of continuos holidays

  7. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    People, science, technology, projects, company values, benefits

    Cons

    There is no overtime pay

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, open space to work and great people

    Cons

    Remote work can be challenging when going to the lab

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to beat"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, trusting and engaging working environment with lots of amazing projects and opportunities for growth. Amazing colleagues, fair compensation and fair treatment. Hard to beat!

    Cons

    a bit lacking on the fun side of things

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  10. COVID-19

    "Great benefits and flexible working"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits package, managers very flexible, looked after employees during covid

    Cons

    benefits not equal for whole company, lab staff get fewer benefits than other staff

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