Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Illumina
- Scientist I (7)
- Research Associate I (5)
- Intern (5)
- Field Applications Scientist (5)
- Technical Applications Scientist (4)
- Bioinformatics Scientist (3)
- Senior Research Associate (3)
- Process Development Engineer II (3)
- Product Engineer II (3)
- Engineer (3)
- Field Service Engineer (3)
- Senior Product Engineer (3)
- Engineering (2)
- Process Engineer (2)
- Process Engineer I (2)
- Quality Engineer (2)
- Marketing Manager (2)
- R&D (2)
- IT (2)
- Research Associate (2)
- Process Engineering (2)
- Product Engineer (2)
- Manager (2)
- Accessioner (2)
- Process Development Engineer I (1)
- GIS Software Development Manager (1)
- Associate Director Talent Acquisition (1)
- Consumables Development (1)
- Aspire Intern (1)
- Mobile App Intern (1)
Technical Applications Scientist Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Illumina in June 2015.
I applied online and got a call a few days later from a Hiring Manager. No HR screen prior to the interview. He asked a lot of rapid-fire technical questions about somewhat obscure areas. He was pretty brusque.
- Why do you want to be a technical applications scientist? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Illumina
Technical Applications Scientist InterviewNo OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Illumina in May 2014.
Applied online. Got an email from HR after about 3 weeks to schedule a phone interview. Had about a 1/2 hour phone interview with HR, mostly covering general qualifications and company hiring and training procedures. Was told that they will determine if I get an interview with the hiring manager in a couple of weeks.
- no difficult or unexpected questions Answer Question
Technical Applications Scientist InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Illumina (San Diego, CA) in August 2011.
I had a phone and two personal interviews. Most of all, they were looking for an excited person that fits in the team. The second interview was very hard with role-play and what would you do when and how. Also what expertise can you bring to the table. I was not sure if they liked my answers, but apparently I did good otherwise they would not have given me an offer. The people were VERY nice.
- What would you do if a costumer calls and did everything like the protocol said and wants his money back? 1 Answer
I did not negotiate.
Technical Applications Scientist InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.
Had an initial phone interview with HR that was pretty brief. A few days later there was a phone interview with the manager of the department that included some technical questions and a role play of a customer service situation. Lastly, there was a half day interview at the company that included 30 minute interviews with the head of the department, managers, and one person currently in the role. A week later I received a call from the HR person thanking me for my time but that they chose another candidate for the position. Overall, it was a pretty thorough process. They were good at explaining the role and asking questions very focused on the job in particular.
- How would you go about solving a customer's problem? Answer Question