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Very distasteful experence.

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Worker At Illumina HQ  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Worker At Illumina HQ in San Diego, CA

I worked at Illumina

Pros

Benefits package and PTO seem fair.

Cons

Opportunities for professional growth at Illumina.Does not happen unless someone likes you personally.
Recognition and praise you receive when you do a good job. Is not happening they only group you together for a brow beating.
Fairness in how promotions are given and people are treated. This is very bad, they only give out promotions based on favoritism and politics.

Work/ life take a beating .Very political place. Toxic bosses.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At some point insider politics and the good old boy environment will be bad for your bottom line take action now it may coast you later.

Good place for an undercover look from the inside.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Illumina is a great Culture and environment to work in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina

    Pros

    Company culture, great products, market driven

    Cons

    The company is increasing in size and thus bureaucracy and red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Illumina has effective leadership that is able to keep ahead of it's competitors,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    This company eats its young

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina

    Pros

    Exciting products. Very cutting edge technology. Growth of the company within the last few years.

    Cons

    Lack of infrastructure. Middle management is the poorest I've ever worked with. The organization is top heavy. Feels like organizations and managers assigned are just to experiment. Horrible prospects for advancing and no growth opportunities within many groups. Expect employees to work until they burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really think about who you have at the helm as middle managers. Most do not have adequate management experience and your employees should not have to suffer. Create an initiative within the entire company to have career progression within each department. Politics have taken over this place due to the lack of experienced managers that know how to lead and mentor. If you had good middle managers there would be less burnout as the managers should be able to get resources and move resources around effectively. Just want to say the executive team is great and so is Jay, but please take a very close look at the middle managers.

    Approves of CEO
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