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"Worst working experience of my life"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Illumina full-time

Pros

excellent facilities, great location, extensive infrastructure, great Information Technology support, great diversity. the administration and human resources and almost anyone NOT working in scientific or technical areas are phenomenal

Cons

absolutely no career potential. no attention to detail or quality. pathetic research and deveopment. completely ignorant of industry standards. no clear direction, vision or competencies within the management structure. very short sighted.

Advice to Management

get rid of all the middle managers that have no idea what they are doing. recognize quality, honesty, hard work, experience, dedication and character. place company culture and employee happiness at the forefront.

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. "Dynamic Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great industry - genetic analysis has a huge future, and is populated by smart, effective people
    Great technology - SBS chemistry is the most accurate, reliable method for analyzing genetic data, and Illumina's arrays are unparalled
    Great people - Illumina employees are smart, motivated, innovative and values-based
    Great performance - Illumina's financial performance over the long haul is really strong

    Cons

    The company is getting bigger, and the infrastructure is evolving slower than needed. Key professionals in support functions feel the company under-invests in their areas of expertise.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Long journey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Young culture, can be fun, lots of potential, on site gym, cafeteria, nice amenities

    Cons

    No work life balance, getting more bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Most management are nice and have good intentions. Planning dept needs to get their act together

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