Illumina
3.0 of 5 115 reviews
www.illumina.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Fascinating company, very poor management and leadership. Work life balance is very bad.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Illumina

ProsSome amazingly dedicated and smart people work at illumina. Could not ask for better coworkers.
The core business is interesting. ( i.e. High throughput DNA sequencing )
The field is very dynamic and fascinating.

ConsManagement is very poor. Slow to make decisions, make bad decisions, they backtrack, communication is bad and when they make decisions they want it ASAP because they thought of it last minute.
Constantly operate in fire-fighting mode, not enough resources.
Work life balance is a joke

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are 'leadership' you should really provide some leadership - Your not doing that now. You really need to re-inspire your employees or your top talent will leave. When you push employees very hard to work long hours and demotivate them you will not get the same results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good products, poor leadership, stressful environment

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San Diego, CA

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Great company from hurt by key people leaving

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Illumina


Pros: Great technology Great people Many interesting projects Cons: Challenging time now Uncertainty in strategy Advice to Senior Management: Communicate better Involve more employees in decision making processes Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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