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Lack of Collaboration

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

ProsWorking with new technology and a few interesting people.
Good personal time off system.
Holiday events and happy hours are fantastic.

ConsRecruitments, selections and promotions are based on internal political
agenda, for example hiring friends to guarantee personal loyalty at the expense of other
highly performing and more-qualified employees.

Managers believe that the more people they manage and the
bigger the budget, the higher the chance that they will be promoted. This results in raging
battles around budgets, strategies and operations.

There are many management layers in the organization, thus,
hindering communication and resulting in slower execution.

Muted level of commitment and enthusiasm teams. Even
successful results cannot be shared and celebrated due to animosity and internal negative
competition.

There is a high rate of absenteeism and a high employee
turnover rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo quote Gandhi: "Be the change you want to see.” The most powerful leaders are almost
always the role models for the change they seek. If the CEO practices bad politics, no
amount of training or coaching will change the management team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Joke

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina

    Pros: One consistent thing I have read in these reviews that is very true is that this place is very fast paced. This forces you… Cons: No respect and no work life balance. Sacrifice of weekends and evenings is consistently not just expected, but required (yes you read that correctly).… Advice to Senior Management: Let Roche come in and take over. It would be better for your employees, customers,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    An intense ride that will keep you on your toes during your tenure,

    Prefer Not to Disclose (Former Employee) La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Illumina

    Pros: Although the benefits and perks at Illumina are amazing it's the the employees at Illumina that keeps the company strong. The yoga/gym/recreation on site… Cons: When I came on board with Illumina, I was hired specifically more certain skill sets. I have seen myself and others included have their positions… Advice to Senior Management: Structured and concise path for growing and advancing to the next level at our position. Find a… More

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