Illumina Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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4.0
79%
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92%
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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
435 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is an exciting, fast paced company where things are always evolving(in 85 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (at least on my team)(in 77 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture Great people Wonderful building in Cambridge

    Cons

    I like everything about it

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist I in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about its employees, great culture

    Cons

    Multiple timezones may make it a bit difficult to collaborate


  3. COVID-19

    "ILS team : great culture, interesting project"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful project (sequencing for NHS routine cancer test and rare disease test, Covid 19 studY) Great culture : how to improve together, deliver better quality, support each other Fun colleagues Great package A company who cares for you Possibility to evolve Nufield gym membership (with swimming pool, sauna, climbing wall...etc)

    Cons

    So far I don't see much negative a part that from when the covid 19 will be finished I will have to drive there as it's not cycling distance from my house on an everyday basis. I have only be working there 4 months.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Isolation and unrealistic expectations"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist II in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Illumina full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young people, benefits, pension, gym

    Cons

    Isolation, unrealistic timescales, no training

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people, the mindset and the possibility of growth

    Cons

    Salary not very competitive but great benefit scheme

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Application scientist Illumina"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Applications Scientist in Cambridge, England

    I worked at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    a nice and enthusiastic group of people

    Cons

    Job Training was too intense and overwhelming

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leader in its field, innovative and fun.

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of.

  8. "Amazing people!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Illumina for almost three years, and I can definitively assert that it is an astonishing company. The most valuable thing at Illumina is the people. Everybody shares the same value, the same vision, and there is a level of understanding and politeness hardly to find anywhere else. Kudos to Illumina for this unbelievable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries are slightly lower than the corresponding market level. Senior Management had no clear clue about how to influence the stock market positively, and I think they lost a bit the way.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Average"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good here, still some good people.

    Cons

    Lack of genuine leadership.

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  10. "Is a great company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Commercial Support in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Nice environment

    Cons

    The salary should be more competitive

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