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"A waste of time if you are a mid-level+ employee"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to work with a lot of smart people, and the amenities of the new campus are great. This is an ideal company for someone that is fresh out of college that still needs to gain skills and be micro-managed.

Cons

The worst middle management I've ever had in my professional career, the work life balance. A lot of politics.

Advice to Management

Please work on your middle management issues, and realize that seasoned employees that have several years experience don't need to be micor-managed.

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. "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
    Recommends
    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 ;)


  2. 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.

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