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"Non-work life takes a beating"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Mostly smart, competent, and friendly people.
Leading-edge technology.

Cons

Depending on who your manager is, your work life can be a dream or a nightmare. Regardless, overtime is commonplace. You may think your initial job offer is fair or even generous - but be aware there is a price to pay - namely quality time with your real family.

Advice to Management

Implement anonymous peer reviews

Other Employee Reviews for Illumina

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Peter Principle"

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

    Pros

    Steady work
    Steady Pay
    Nice cafe

    Cons

    Lack of job growth.
    Very Political place to work

    Advice to Management

    Mid - level management needs a baby sitter.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to learn"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment
    Cool products
    Amazing people
    Entrepreneurial organization
    Very smart and collaborative employees
    The company is growing very quickly

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment
    Lack of work-life balance
    Compensation could be better
    Pace of growth might cause a loss of core culture

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the days of employees motivated by share prices doubling every year are behind us. That means better compensation is needed, or more employees to balance the work loads.

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