Illumina Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2022

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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
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723 Ratings
Pros
  • "Forward thinking company with great respect for work/life balance(in 120 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced environment, never a dull day(in 103 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Incredibly fast paced which doesn’t suit everyone(in 95 reviews)

  • "You must know how to set your work/life balance boundaries(in 92 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jan 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits, Great culture and people

      Cons

      Lack of resource can lead to work overload

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good employers with generous benefits

      Jan 14, 2022 - Research Associate in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      Great office and lab facilities Very comprehensive and generous benefit package

      Cons

      Due to large size of the company your individual contribution can get lost

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      Jan 18, 2022 - Software Development Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely staff Very fast paced Work life balance

      Cons

      Promotion for younger staff drags Too fast paced for some people

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fantastic company to work for

      Dec 2, 2021 - Staff Business Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really cares and rewards there team.

      Cons

      There is always too much to do

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great 7 years

      Dec 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had a great time developing at illumina

      Cons

      None really to think of

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      They all live in a big bubble, place not so good as they try to sell

      Oct 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The sequencing technology they have is still standing and valid but new competitors are coming and it will not take long (<10 years) till Illumina's market share will decrease. They focus on medical testing and they aim to contribute to society. Though I am not sure they know genomic data serve more to academic research rather than helping concretely daily lives.

      Cons

      The company has a lot of problems that can be encountered in a hyper growing company. Structures and technical organisation can be improved. Things are slowly changing but it is very hard to keep clear records of what is going on. The level of paranoia for industrial espionage is to the maximum level, so much that often is hard to work and to understand what is going on. Many live in a big fictional utopic bubble. They believe they are all living a genomic dream. Management is not standardized so you end up finding people with fewer management skills than others. Often I asked myself if my manager understood what was going on. Many live on their own wits rather than or genuine intellectual sparks. Lots of ego in disguise. There is also a nasty culture of fake behaviour and fake positive attitude.

      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Potential to be a great place to work but not right now.

      Oct 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great products Big community impact Nice offices Good benefits package Friendly colleagues Market leader

      Cons

      Poor work life balance Insufficient staff levels for growth Chaotic growth - many last minute changes/requests/ insufficient planning No time for anything except work - I.e for training, networking, social activities High levels of stress - multiple competing priorities, poor training in new systems, poor communication and planning resulting in last minute fire fighting. Change saturation - IT systems, structures, processes, new sites, new projects

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent Company

      Oct 5, 2021 - Contracts Analyst in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, great colleagues, superb offices

      Cons

      No downsides that I came across.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Becoming one of the best

      Sep 15, 2021 - Manager in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great overall mission with so much potential Invests in employees (development, culture & great benefits)

      Cons

      Grown so fast that the foundation is still being set in many areas before it can then improve to be a tier 1 Company Long-term strategy at a functional level could be improved or made more visible

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Sep 9, 2021 - Research Associate I in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really care about staff. Competitive pay and amazing benefits

      Cons

      No cons at this company

      1 person found this review helpful
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