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"Fast paced, positive environment. Everyone is excited bc the co. is #1 and no competitor is close in the market"

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Current Contractor - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
Current Contractor - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fast, innovative, rewarding, positive, and advanced environment

Cons

That the new gym and amphitheater are not built yet ;)

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

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