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Illumina Reviews

Updated 7 de Dec 2019

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4.2
84%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Illumina CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
382 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is an exciting, fast paced company where things are always evolving(in 81 reviews)

  • "care to employees welfare; work-life balance(in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some teams have much better work/life balance while other are perpetually stressed out(in 66 reviews)

  • "Work is fast-paced and you can get lost in it(in 60 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Very open minded and flexible"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly company with brilliant people, highly recommended! They are also very flexible: as long as the job is done, you can pretty much organize your schedule as you wish.

    Cons

    After one year and a half, I can't really think of any cons.

    Illumina2019-11-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for, fast paced and always changing"

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    Current Employee - Lab Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    pay and benefits people working flexibility depending on team always changing

    Cons

    career progression is slow always changing clarity from senior management

    Illumina2019-11-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, incredibly smart people, poor politics"

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    Current Employee - Associate Bioinformatics Scientist in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is unbelievably interesting, and the goal of the company is something worth working towards.

    Cons

    The internal politics kill any creative drive of engineers. Although there are engineers all over the world, only the San Diego ones matter.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the potential of internal projects and invest in them.

    Illumina2019-11-20
  4. "Research Associate Materials Chemistry Department"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and supportive staff - clean and professional environment - well equipped - social and exciting

    Cons

    - no job security - support from management is limited

    Advice to Management

    - support from management is limited

    Illumina2019-11-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company a bit ruthless at times"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks to keep people healthy and give them a sense of belonging to a project bigger than themselves

    Cons

    More work than can be done reasonably, and difficulties thinking long term. Internal siloes and politics seem to overtake some conversations sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Thinking longer-term, and provide incentives to all employees to build long term business with our clients (they are not mere customers, they are partners)

    Illumina2019-11-01
  6. "Great company to work for"

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    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

    Illumina2019-10-19
  7. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, open and friendly culture

    Cons

    Slow promotions and salaries on a lower end especially compared to the US office

    Illumina2019-08-27
  8. "Good company, great people, good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company goals, considerate of employees, well-run

    Cons

    Communication between certain areas of company lacking, causes odd issue/repetition of work

    Illumina2019-08-30
  9. "Market leading, Innovative, Good company values"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, collaborative culture, great brand recognition, successful products

    Cons

    Internal processes could be further streamlined.

    Illumina2019-07-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great products. Shifting sands"

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product range and really making a difference in many sectors; oncology, healthcare, agrigenomics... Some brilliant, truly inspiration people...

    Cons

    Fast paced with many changes. Trying to grow too quickly?

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook the skills and capability within and perhaps take career progression a little more seriously.

    Illumina2019-06-27
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