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Fading Into Mediocrity

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Various in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Various in San Diego, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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. Helpful (2)

    Quality of the products are dropping

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fun work

    Cons

    It has changed from a start up to bean counter central

    Advice to Management

    reduce the number of projects. Effort is too scattered


  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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