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Okay but could be better - Could be just growing pains

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

I have been working at Illumina

Pros

Excellent 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.

Cons

Work 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 ManagementAdvice

Let'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

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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

    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 job offer is fair or even generous - but be aware there is a price to pay - namely quality time with your real family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement anonymous peer reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Peter Principle

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Department in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Department in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Illumina

    Pros

    Steady work
    Steady Pay
    Nice cafe

    Cons

    Lack of job growth.
    Very Political place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid - level management needs a baby sitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
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