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Luminex Overview

Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (LMNX)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Our mission is to empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. We offer a wide range of solutions applicable in diverse markets including clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biomedical research, genomic and ... Read more

Mission: To empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health.

Company Updates


    The Faces of Luminex: Alan Virden, Hardware Product Services

    Preparing documentation and training for Luminex products was a lot easier back when we only sold one instrument. Alan Virden, Hardware Product Services Manager, knows that from personal experience. He joined Luminex in 1998 even before the company launched its first commercial product.


    The Faces of Luminex: Misty Spacek, Budget and Financial Analysis

    The Luminex operations couldn't run smoothly without accurate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. Misty Spacek, Manager of Budget and Financial Analysis, is part of the team that makes sure all the dollars and cents line up. She attended Texas State University, majoring in communication design/art advertising, but later shifted her career path to accounting and finance.

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Luminex – Why Work For Us?

Luminex is committed to creating innovative, breakthrough solutions to help our customers improve health and advance science worldwide. We serve the needs of our customers in diverse markets including clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, biomedical research, including genomic and proteomic research, personalized medicine, biodefense research, and food safety. Our goal is to transform global healthcare and life science research through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary instruments and assays that deliver cost-effective, rapid results to clinicians and researchers.

At Luminex, we strive to create a culture where employees are empowered, valued and willing to bring their whole selves to work. The people of Luminex are encouraged to be active in company supported employee groups where they can positively impact their communities and further their own careers.  With an equal work-life balance, we can achieve our Mission to empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health.

Our Mission

To empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health.

Our Vision

We envision a Luminex solution in every lab around the world seeking to obtain timely and confident answers. We aim to lead with transformative solutions that uniquely accelerate reliable answers while reducing the overall cost of advancing health.

Our Values

Customer Satisfaction | Our Highest Priority

Innovation | Lead the Way

Execution | Meet or Exceed Expectations

Respect | Everyone

Trust | Your Team and Take the Risk

Our employees know Luminex is a purpose-based organization where every day we work to enhance the health, safety and quality of life for all. We know working here means improving patient lives as well as enhancing our own. Embracing our vision is only one reason to work here, there are many more:

We Empower Our Employees

We strive to have a work environment that is an innovation engine in which people feel empowered to collaborate, think, act and solve problems in new and different ways. We have several active employee resource groups including Women@Luminex, Luminex Diversity Council and The Extreme Team. These groups of like minded employees meet regularly to discuss topics important to Luminex and to plan events for the growth and enjoyment of our employees.

We Have Fun

From our celebration of Pi (3.14) Day with a pie eating contest to annual Halloween costume and decorating contests to holiday parties and picnics to after work happy hour events, Luminex employees know how to have fun!

We Make a Difference

Our employees participate in a number of volunteer activities. We even have an internal Community Involvement team that helps us make determinations on the organizations and causes with which we align.

Not only is community involvement vital for its ability to further engage our employees but it also reinfoirces what we stand for 

Employee Benefits

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  • Insurance (Medical/Dental/Vision)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (industry leader in company match)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Generous paid time off (up to 20 days for new hires)
  • Sick Leave
  • Annual Wellness Subsidy
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Care
  • Dependents’ Life Insurance
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Short term disability
  • Long term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Extended Health Care
  • Hospitalization
  • Travel Assistance (as a result of Emergency)
  • Critical Illness
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Annual Wellness Subsidy
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Generous paid vacation, holidays, and personal days

At Luminex we understand that a commitment to stay fit and having a well-rounded wellness program has a positive impact on employee satisfaction and engagement. We continually strive to incorporate impactful wellness programs that encourage employees to lead healthy lives. Healthy snack options, onsite fitness courses and massage therapy are just a few examples of employee perks. In Madison and in Austin, we recently added onsite showers for our employees to use!

For the past 3 years, our Austin office has participated in the Company Fit Challenge, placing #1 in 2015 and 2016. This challenge has allowed our employees to build strong social relationships and trust.  And let’s not forget to mention that we offer employee reimbursement for wellness activities and purchases up to $300 a year.

However, wellness doesn’t stop at fitness and eating healthy. Wellness embodies a broad spectrum of elements, including Social Health, Financial Health as well as Career and Community Health. Each month we host various informative courses to educate our employees on how to maintain happiness and live longer, ranging from professional career development, to understanding financial stabiltiy to managing your stress level.

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Luminex Reviews

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    I have been working at Luminex full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great environment, great upper management, and great co-workers.


    Too much red tape on developing projects, but it is understood why.

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Luminex Photos

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Luminex photo of: Luminex Austin takes 1st Place in the 2017 Company Fit Challenge
Luminex photo of: 2017 Team Building Event! Building Bikes for the Austin Boys & Girls Club.
Luminex photo of: Luminex Family Day at the Round Rock Express baseball game
Luminex photo of: Luminex Holiday Luncheon 2016
Luminex photo of: Luminex Holiday Luncheon 2016
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Luminex Interviews



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    Associate Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Luminex (Madison, WI) in May 2016.


    It was incredibly friendly and laid back. They asked general questions about my experience and then we talked about random things like pet peeves. I enjoyed the interview. I was sure to send a thank you to each individual who had interviewed me. They made it pretty clear that I was going to be hired

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about a time when you struggled to work in a team with someone? How was this resolved?   Answer Question
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Luminex Awards & Accolades

  • Best Technology Company in Austin, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2011
  • Top 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, Forbes, 2011
  • 2016 R&D 100 Awards Winner, R and D Conference, 2016
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