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"Not a great company to start out at"

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Former Employee - Consumables Development in Hayward, CA
Former Employee - Consumables Development in Hayward, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Illumina full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lots of freedom when working on a project. Had little difficulty getting resources needed, and lots of freedom on choosing how to approach a problem.

Cons

If you need a lot of direction, not the place for you. After you finish a project, expect to have to find your next one. Several times I would volunteer for a project, and be told to find something else to do. certain aspects of company culture are very elitist.

Advice to Management

Need younger people in the company. Also need better direction from managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This industry leader in Next-Gen Sequencing provides fast-paced, high impact, career challenges"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of innovation
    Open communication channels
    Industry leading products
    Products being used to improve human health
    Strong R&D pipeline

    Cons

    Pace of change and rapid introduction of new products can make "keeping up" quite challenging

    Advice to Management

    Do less hiring from outside and more internal promotions


  2. "Welcoming"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are super helpful. As a younger employee the everyone wanted to teach me somthing new.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad I can say

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