Illumina
3.0 of 5 125 reviews
www.illumina.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Okay but could be better - Could be just growing pains

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

ProsExcellent technology, friendly employees, work environment is okay. I've seen worse and I've seen better. This company has grown by leaps and bounds in the 3 years I've worked here. You are able to interact with multiple departments and learn about what makes a business successful and not successful. I've seen attempts to properly manage the growth, but we've still got a long way to go.

ConsWork life balance has not really improved. Even with all the new people that are hired. I think this has to do with the fact that Illumina has not effectively utilized technology to manage the growth. For example the HR and IT department is almost non-existent. I've never seen a company this large with such a poor internal operations infrastructure. Also, management is not at experienced as I've seen at other global companies. The folks that do the everyday work struggle to complete tasks without the necessary tools and without management support.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet's just say that you work so hard for several years and you love what the company stands for, but it is a thankless job. Your salary is low and you are not able to take vacation when you want to. You do indeed work 24/7. No feedback or thanks from management and little guidance.

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    Non-work life takes a beating

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina


    Pros: Mostly smart, competent, and friendly people. Leading-edge technology. Cons: Depending on who your manager is, your work life can be a dream or a nightmare. Regardless, overtime is commonplace. You may think your initial… Advice to Senior Management: Implement anonymous peer reviews No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to learn

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina


    Pros: Fast paced work environment Cool products Amazing people Entrepreneurial organization Very smart and collaborative… Cons: Fast paced work environment Lack of work-life balance Compensation could be better Pace… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize that the days of employees motivated by share prices doubling every year are behind… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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