Illumina Technical Applications Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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Technical Applications Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Illumina in June 2015.

Interview

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.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to be a technical applications scientist?   Answer Question

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    Technical Applications Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Illumina in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Technical Applications Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Illumina (San Diego, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a costumer calls and did everything like the protocol said and wants his money back?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Technical Applications Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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