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Terrible experience I will never let happen in my career again

Anonymous Ops (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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 company
- Chaotic and disorganized as a company, and they are proud of it
- Over-rewarded executive and sales teams to the point of lewd extravagance, while all other departments struggle and are treated harshly
- Very arrogant attitude and overall corporate culture. They act as if you are lucky to be with them, hence they get to treat you like a thing
- World renowned terrible middle management. By terrible I mean how they treat people, their competence levels, political acuity, and overall professionalism. To say they are a joke is an understatement
- Terrible upper management that perpetuates a horrible environment to suite their (mostly financial) needs, and not the needs of the company or employees as a whole. Working for them is a career stopper

Advice to Senior ManagementYour work force resents you and the terrible decisions you have made. The gross misallocation of incentives and advancement is apparent. You need to seriously mind your employees who have worked their tails off to give you a seven figure salary and reach the $1billion+ mark. You have not done this, and as a result, you have lost the vast majority of your top talent in 2011. Suites you right.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Illumina Experience

    Director (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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


    Pros: Pay is good; nice building; great technology; CEO approachable Cons: Some ineffective execs including VP HR, SVP GM Life Sciences… Advice to Senior Management: sell to Roche No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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