Mission: To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.
“A bioengineer is someone who applies the principles of engineering to biological processes. Like a typical engineer would learn about flow through a pipe, a bioengineer would take that knowledge and apply it to flow of blood through a blood vessel or maybe through a medical device.”
Learn more about Illumina employee Erin Fang and what a being a bioengineer at Illumia is about.
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What we do at Illumina may seem complicated, but our mission is simple.
"To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome."
At Illumina, we have developed leading edge products and services through the use of innovative technologies. Every employee has a relentless drive to continue to grow Illumina and to live out our vision “to advance human health by unlocking the power of the genome”. Talk to any employee, and you will learn about their passion and drive to make a difference and do their best work.
Our work is far from complete; in order to keep driving forward, a very collaborative approach is needed. At Illumina, everyone’s work and ideas are valued as an integral part of the community.
We need talented and passionate people like you to help make our mission a reality.
Join the Illumina community and be a part of the team that is setting the pace and making an impact in human health.
We are mission driven
Our mission and values mean everything to us. They drive everything we do. They guide and inspire us to innovate, collaborate, and push boundaries.
Our mission - To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.
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Illumina is a vibrant center of innovation, collaboration, and openness. Pair that with the opportunity to do once-in-a-lifetime work, and you have a new standard for your career. See for yourself what it means to work at Illumina—explore Glassdoor reviews from our employees.
Illumina is a special place brimming with energy and excitement. Here you will find the world’s top scientists, researchers, and engineers. You’ll meet creative minds with an “anything is possible” mentality. We strive to create an exceptionally open and collaborative environment that fosters teamwork and values team success. It’s your turn to pioneer the future alongside great teams doing truly inspiring work to determine where our industry goes next.
We are stronger together
Diversity is an integral part of the experience here. We are a team composed of different races, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, nationalities, political views, and professional backgrounds. We value diverse ideas, creative thinking, and collaboration. We are actively looking for new team members who bring new perspectives and fresh ideas.
Innovation and impact
How will you change the future of human health? At Illumina, we are part of something bigger. As a global leader in genomics, we are fueling groundbreaking advancements in technology, science, and ultimately, real lives.
We have a relentless drive to grow professionally and personally, while living out the Illumina mission. We are passionate about being part of something bigger and that passion is critical to our success.
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You’re a champion of change. Your end goal is to make a difference. You dream big.
These are just a few of the reasons why our employees choose Illumina. If you have a passion to do the extraordinary, to find success both in what you do and in the impact you make, we encourage you to explore a career with us.
When you join the Illumina journey, you’ll learn from world-renowned strategic thinkers, technical experts, and accomplished peers. You will work with humble people who take their work seriously but don’t take themselves too seriously. You will develop a balanced and dynamic skill set. And, most importantly, you will contribute to groundbreaking changes and advancements.
Your journey starts here
Innovators. Optimists. Collaborators. We understand the spark that drives you, and that passion is what drives success in any position at Illumina. With a global network of more than 5000 employees who are always ready to champion Illumina—and one another—you will shape not just your own future, but the future of your colleagues and the direction of Illumina. Whether you’re solving critical business problems, writing new product proposals, developing cutting-edge genomics research, or showcasing your abilities as a software engineer, we ask you to join our journey to change the world for the better.
I have been working at Illumina full-time (More than 3 years)
This is a very fast moving company constantly innovating and changing. I know many companies say this in their values, but here you'll feel it every day. No two years are the same, no two months are the same. Everyone is collaborating towards the same end vision; to unlock the power of the genome, to transform healthcare and beyond. It's dynamic and very meaningful. I find it very motivating to know the work we're doing is improving thousands of lives today, and millions in the future!
The Pros can also be Cons if it's not a good fit culturally. Someone who needs a regular routine or struggles with the undefined would not align well at Illumina. Because the company is pushing the limits of what's possible, and doing things no one in history has done, there is a lot of undefined gray areas. This can be a pro if one likes charting their own course. If an employee is looking for a more defined and routine culture, this is not a good fit.
Advice to Management
Continue the improvement on prioritization. There can't be many number 1 priorities. Forced ranking could be a useful tool to hash out relative priorities. Great trend here already, but still more to do.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina (San Diego, CA) in April 2016.
A phone screen was arranged the day after I applied. Two onsite interviews scheduled straight away. They were one week apart. An offer was made two days following the last interview.
The Talent Acquisition team was extremely professional, responsive and accommodating. It was a wonderful experience.