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Market Lead, but Overvalued

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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

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good job security as the company is intentionally understaffed to increase margins.
Compensation still a bit above market, but weighted towards equity

Cons

Stock price has little upside
Sequencing is becoming more commoditized and Illumina relies on high margins which will likely dwindle over time
Poor work-life balance
A tremendous lack of leadership below CEO level, still acts like a $100M revenue company

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  1. Illumina has an extremely fast paced culture that puts a strong emphasis on the creation of quality innovative products.

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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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies, friendly yet helpful colleagues, and an employee centric culture make Illumina a great company to work for.

    Cons

    If you cannot work in a fast paced environment that supports a technology that is making science fiction a reality, then you should look to a different company for work.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, so should the push to nurture growth from within the company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible management

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Name brand recognition. Geographically small territories. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Lots of blame game, while not supporting field employees. No trust in employees by management. Promotion only happens for older pre-sequencing employees, regardless of performance. Customers also feel alienated by rapid product changes.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the support management. Theyve created a toxic environment.

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