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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

I have been working at Illumina as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

The people here are super helpful. As a younger employee the everyone wanted to teach me somthing new.

Cons

There is nothing bad I can say

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 for 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
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