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Sweatshop

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

I have been working at Illumina

Pros

Great products.
Decent Benefits.
Very stable company

Cons

NO work-life balance unless you are a Director or above.
Awful bonus program. Compensation is below market
Extremely cheap Sr. staff. They spend hundreds of thousands on holiday parties but pay people pennies when they are expected to be available 24/7
Sr staff has a very old school mentality.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being so cheap with your employees. They work their tails off yet their salaries are well below market. The bonus program is a joke. Stop pretending you are the only company in town who is hiring and therefore you don't need to make your employees happy. Your employees are starting to leave because they are tired of working 24/7

Disapproves of CEO

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    All decisions are made by the top management, the rest are robots trained to obey.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Illumina

    Pros

    Work on cool bio tech equipment

    Cons

    Promotions based on favoritism. Idiot managers in high positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the controls.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Work for Illumina

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

    I worked at Illumina

    Pros

    Pays well. Prestigious employer. Good cafe.

    Cons

    No support of field employees by corporate staff. They are too concerned with their own advancement in San Diego. Very distrusting of field employees, which is odd since they are the face of the company to the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer 360 reviews for field employees, including customer feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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