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3 people found this helpful  

Not great

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Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Technical Applications Scientist in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Cafeteria, RSU (stock), company is doing very well

Cons

Schedules are unrealistic, work/life balance suffers greatly, bloated middle management that slows everything down, lots of silos, and a growing number of people who don't seem to have a clear function in the organization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Illumina should be one of the best places in San Diego to work. It's not.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    A Veterans perspective.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice facility.
    Some good perks all around.
    Fair PTO system.
    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    After serving over 12 years in the US Military I landed a position with Illumina at first all seemed good the facility is very large and the benefits were great for a family person like me. I was glad to be a part of such a large organization because typically that’s good for career growth from within.
    Later as a prior service member who was in a leadership position I noticed that at almost every level they have no leadership per say, they rule by committee & political alliances. If you find yourself inside certain circles you will be fine; but if you’re out of the circles you may as well start looking for a new job.
    I felt certain mid-level managers saw me as a threat to their positions due in part to my experience in leadership and my technical ability and went after me. They kept it legal and the HR was of no help at all this stopping this harassment so I gave my notice, in my exit interview HR did not want to hear me and just kept repeating “prerogative” like a parrot.
    I cannot and will not recommend anyone working at this place especially mid-level career people because they will suffer the most while a person fresh out of college may be able to stand it.
    *This Company if not illegal certainly is an unethical company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- but one day this behavior will bite you in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, few promotional/developmental opportunities unfortunately

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illumina full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, employee centric, good benefits, great facilities.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement beyond leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Few opportunities for advancement beyond leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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