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Former Employee - Senior Manager, Diagnostics Instrument Manufacturing in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager, Diagnostics Instrument Manufacturing in San Diego, CA

I worked at Illumina full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Cutting edge technology, motivated and hard working employees, great people on a personal level

Cons

Same management team since early in the companys growth. Transitioning from start-up to small company to medium sized company with same management team has been challenging since they started as a Life Sciences company and are currently transitioning to add diagnostics and medical devices which are regulated by the FDA. Management often "doesn't know what they don't know". Without former experience with the FDA, sometimes management has overreacted to minor observations and not reacted enough to the need for more robust quality system needs. They are getting better but it has been more painful than it should have been.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the people who have former experience with the FDA and other regulatory agencies. It may not seem needed initially, but will pay itself back ten fold if 483 observations are minimized and product recalls are prevented.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace and cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, poor management leadership and guidance, does not promote work-life balance, and a CYA environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either develop or hire personnel in middle management

  2. 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 a 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

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