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Fading Into Mediocrity

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

I worked at Illumina full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Illumina is a fast-paced and exciting place to work with bleeding edge product development. There are a lot of great people still working there which can help make it a fun environment.

Cons

Illumina has lost quite a bit of what made it special in their growth from a little start up to a dominant genomics company. They hire very good people, but then management doesn't trust them to make their own decisions. Top level management is still trying to tightly control everything.
The transition to a diagnostics company, while important, is not really going anywhere. It likely won't until they make a radical move (ie, buying a diagnostics company or getting bought by a diagnostics company).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust the people you've hired. Establish a path for career development and give the middle managers more authority to go along with their responsibility.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Quality of the products are dropping

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and fun work

    Cons

    It has changed from a start up to bean counter central

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the number of projects. Effort is too scattered

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very relaxed and transparent. The company has a lot of potential and has grown exponentially within the past few years.

    Cons

    Since the company is still growing, there are processes and procedures continuously changing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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