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"Sweatshop"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great products.
Decent Benefits.
Very stable company

Cons

NO work-life balance unless you are a Director or above.
Awful bonus program. Compensation is below market
Extremely cheap Sr. staff. They spend hundreds of thousands on holiday parties but pay people pennies when they are expected to be available 24/7
Sr staff has a very old school mentality.

Advice to Management

Stop being so cheap with your employees. They work their tails off yet their salaries are well below market. The bonus program is a joke. Stop pretending you are the only company in town who is hiring and therefore you don't need to make your employees happy. Your employees are starting to leave because they are tired of working 24/7

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. Helpful (5)

    "All decisions are made by the top management, the rest are robots trained to obey."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hayward, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on cool bio tech equipment

    Cons

    Promotions based on favoritism. Idiot managers in high positions.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the controls.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Field Work for Illumina"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. Prestigious employer. Good cafe.

    Cons

    No support of field employees by corporate staff. They are too concerned with their own advancement in San Diego. Very distrusting of field employees, which is odd since they are the face of the company to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Offer 360 reviews for field employees, including customer feedback.

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