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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

can grow fast, plenty of opportunities to learn new technologies

Cons

Hayward facility is not good compare to San Diego

Advice to ManagementAdvice

excellent work

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A bit chaotic but worth a look

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    - Beautiful campus
    - Many smart people
    - Continuously trying to improve

    Cons

    - No free snacks!
    - Fast growth has led to patchwork levels of maturity in business processes, policies, capabilities. You have to land in the right group.
    - Fast growth has resulted in many people managing more than their skill set supports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring the best of the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Located in the heart of San Diego Biotech center.

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

    I worked at Illumina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay rates are very competitive.
    Near UCSD and many other Biotech companies.
    Currently the leader in gene sequencing.
    Good experience for Biochemists.

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast for management to mature.
    Cheaper technologies threaten dominance in gene sequencing.
    Not a good place to work if you do not have an advanced degree in biochemistry.
    High churn rate. Best employees ping-pong with Life Technologies (competitor).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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