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great place to learn lots quickly

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Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Illumina full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- developers are used to make new software, not maintenance of existing systems
- lots of interesting projects in the bio-tech industry
- fun place to work.
- get to work with the latest software technologies

Cons

- not a software company. It's a hardware company first.
- they don't have enough testers, or designers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- hire more testers and designers

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A challenging but rewarding place to work

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Fast-paced environment to keep you from getting bored
    Great technology
    What we do is helping change the world

    Cons

    The fast-paced growth over the last decade has caused many gaps in business processes. So, we are trying to build our infrastructure while using small scale processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for and ask for the gaps and invest in ways to build the sustainable business practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a few core products and do them well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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