Compare BD vs Illumina BETA

See how working at BD vs. Illumina compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at BD vs. Illumina. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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BD

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Illumina

Employee Ratings

  • BD scored higher in 1 area: % Recommend to a friend.
  • Illumina scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2606 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1154 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BD Ceo Tom Polen
93%
93%Tom Polen
CEO Approval
Illumina Ceo Francis deSouza
93%
93%Francis deSouza
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
70%
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Illumina employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than BD employees rated theirs.

Salaries

BD has 1,835 more total submitted salaries than Illumina.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior R&D Engineer138 Salaries
$109,760/yr
Senior Quality Engineer207 Salaries
$88,896/yr
Field Service Engineer50 Salaries
$82,260/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate Scientist143 Salaries
$100,707/yr
Senior Process Development Engineer65 Salaries
$91,539/yr
Field Service Engineer32 Salaries
$83,827/yr

What Employees Say

  • BD had 101 more reviews than Illumina that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Illumina had 2 more reviews than BD that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 189 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 139 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 89 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 88 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 72 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 48 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 74 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 67 reviews)
Featured Review
"Grateful"May 9, 2021

Current Contractor - Scrum Master

I have been working at BD

Pros

Family environment. Grateful to have been part

Cons

No cons great company and people. I have learnt a lot from that company.

Current Employee - Scientist I

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

Pros

Great people, great managers, interesting work, and generally a healthy respect for work-life balance

Cons

Priorities can change very quickly which takes some getting used to

Job Postings

BD has 1,258 more recently posted open jobs than Illumina.