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1 person found this helpful  

Competitive place to work

Software Systems Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

Pros- new projects left and right so there's always a lot to work on.
- constantly working on new technologies, legacy products do no stick around for too long.
- young and vibrant co-workers. lots of sports going on
- decent cafeteria

Cons- shifting focus can cause projects to start and end abruptly
- the motto to "hire the best" can cause quite a competitive landscape that's difficult for junior positions to be adequately recognized.
- portfolio expansion outpaces resourcing which leads to multi-tasking and project inefficiencies.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to a few core products and do them well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience I will never let happen in my career again

    Anonymous Ops (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than a year


    Pros: - nice facilities - many capable colleagues throughout the years Cons: - Career advancement is non-existent unless you play ridiculous games and are a political backstabber. Actual work performance and quality get you nowhere at this… Advice to Senior Management: Your work force resents you and the terrible decisions you have made. The gross misallocation of incentives and advancement is apparent. You need… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Unlike any company I've ever worked for

    (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The technology is awesome but even that is being tarnished by the poor quality in recent years. Initially you will be very excited and impressed… Cons: I will never forget my time at Illumina because I have never worked for such a horrible company in my life. It was all about… Advice to Senior Management: The technology needs to be taken to the next level and you need mid-managers that know what they are doing and will treat your everyday… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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