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"Innovative Technologies"

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

can grow fast, plenty of opportunities to learn new technologies

Cons

Hayward facility is not good compare to San Diego

Advice to Management

excellent work

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. "A bit chaotic but worth a look"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Beautiful campus
    - Many smart people
    - Continuously trying to improve

    Cons

    - No free snacks!
    - Fast growth has led to patchwork levels of maturity in business processes, policies, capabilities. You have to land in the right group.
    - Fast growth has resulted in many people managing more than their skill set supports.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring the best of the best.


  2. "Located in the heart of San Diego Biotech center."

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illumina as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rates are very competitive.
    Near UCSD and many other Biotech companies.
    Currently the leader in gene sequencing.
    Good experience for Biochemists.

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast for management to mature.
    Cheaper technologies threaten dominance in gene sequencing.
    Not a good place to work if you do not have an advanced degree in biochemistry.
    High churn rate. Best employees ping-pong with Life Technologies (competitor).

    Advice to Management

    None.

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