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"Excellent learning experience."

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Current Intern - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA
Current Intern - Finance/Accounting in San Diego, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Illumina as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great atmosphere, very relaxed and transparent. The company has a lot of potential and has grown exponentially within the past few years.

Cons

Since the company is still growing, there are processes and procedures continuously changing.

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. "Good opportunity to make your mark"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Illumina has a very entrepreneurial spirit. The company has the resources to support it's employees and does so. Work environment is great. You will work some of the smartest people around.

    Cons

    Illumina is having some growing pains. The company is eager to transform into a large company, but at what cost. Not a ton of opportunity for career enhancing moves.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out and encourage the managers/directors that are finding the right balance of process infrastructure and aggressive, entrepreneurial spirit.


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    "Illumina Inc. Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Diagnostics Instrument Manufacturing in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Diagnostics Instrument Manufacturing in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, motivated and hard working employees, great people on a personal level

    Cons

    Same management team since early in the companys growth. Transitioning from start-up to small company to medium sized company with same management team has been challenging since they started as a Life Sciences company and are currently transitioning to add diagnostics and medical devices which are regulated by the FDA. Management often "doesn't know what they don't know". Without former experience with the FDA, sometimes management has overreacted to minor observations and not reacted enough to the need for more robust quality system needs. They are getting better but it has been more painful than it should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who have former experience with the FDA and other regulatory agencies. It may not seem needed initially, but will pay itself back ten fold if 483 observations are minimized and product recalls are prevented.

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