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Illumina Reviews

Updated 13 Sep 2019

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Illumina CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
361 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is an exciting, fast paced company where things are always evolving(in 77 reviews)

  • "care to employees welfare; work-life balance(in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance, growing faster than our resources(in 63 reviews)

  • "No real cons but it is a fast paced, changing environment which might not be for everyone(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "Market leading, Innovative, Good company values"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cambridge, East of England, 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great products. Shifting sands"

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Brilliant company to work for who truly care about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior AP/AR Specialist in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic work-life balance - Outstanding benefits - Nice atmosphere - Wonderful new offices

    Cons

    I have only been employed by Illumina for 2 and a half months but haven't found any cons yet.

    Illumina2019-05-31
  6. Helpful (4)

    "31% Growth in EMEA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Flexible working environment. Career mobility. Culture of care. Amazing Granta Park offices. Great benefits. Friendly people. Nice place to spend your working day.

    Cons

    Depends on who you are, if you don't like change, you'll hate it. Fast growth can mean some teams are very lean while jobs are filled.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on the way you are going.

    Illumina2019-04-15
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I have ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work, flexible working and an amazing new building - Very generous benefits including pension, gym, lifestyle allowance and bonus to name just a few - Great work life balance - Career development and progression

    Cons

    - Head count planning is non existent, the needs is always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Better headcount planning

    Illumina2019-04-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Service and Support Specialist 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, great benefits, CEO & leaders effectively communicate companies goals, a collaborative shared feeling by all to achieve companies mission.

    Cons

    Initially difficult to adjust to how quickly the company changes.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes too many meetings, these need to be reduced and perhaps they may be more meaningful.

    Illumina2019-01-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Technical Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great products, smartest employees, company in fast growth (this could be a downside too), working time flexibility, working from home whenever you need to, internal job opportunities - one can move laterally and there are many opportunities for such, supportive culture

    Cons

    political games in some senior management, glass ceiling effect

    Illumina2019-01-06
  10. "awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced dynamic industry leading

    Cons

    Let’s see what happens next

    Illumina2018-12-22
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