Illumina Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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  • "It is an exciting, fast paced company where things are always evolving(in 84 reviews)

  • "Management that emphasizes work/life balance(in 77 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Values, and Mission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Our products make a positive impact Work life balance Team sports Team mentality Great pay & benefits Stock options Diversity support LGTQ+ support

    Cons

    It is fast paced and can be crazy. You need to force yourself to stop working because there is so much to do. Some people are very title focused and treat people differently based on their title.

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  2. "Great vision"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Talented, smart and warm people.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to stay focused

  3. "Great experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Science Writer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for Illumina are the excellent benefits, exciting scientific programs, and the company mission. Most people who work at Illumina are very enthusiastic about the company mission and are truly inspired by it. I was very inspired by the mission as well. Great opportunities for career growth and development. Excellent work/life balance (at least on my team).

    Cons

    As with all mid to large size companies, your experience is determined by your immediate coworkers and your management chain. There are some great and some terrible managers at Illumina. Right now (2020) there is a huge amount of turnover in the Marketing Department, however... other departments and roles are likely more stable. The company overall has great prospects for the future.

  4. "Promising"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scope for growth, technology, industry outlook

    Cons

    Paid less in comparison to industry

  5. "Great company atmosphere"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Quality Control Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with really care about the companies success Quality control allowed you to become familiar with all platforms and sequencing techniques the company offers

    Cons

    Salary was slightly low could work looong hours of OT

  6. "great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    the culture is a pro

    Cons

    there are no cons here

  7. "Good Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package is really good! Health plan is top notch considering what else is out there. 401k match is only 50% of the first 6%.

    Cons

    Managers don't really manage their teams

  8. "Hmmmmm...."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely Smart Co-workers, Nice Cafeteria, Fun Extra Curricular Activities

    Cons

    Backstabbing, Counter-to-Company-Culture Nonsense, Petty Favoritism, Jealousy and other undesirable CRAP

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  9. "cares about employees"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Production Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    health benefits and on campus perks

    Cons

    none that I have noticed in a year

  10. "Great Company, Cutting Edge Tech, Slow to Adapt"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Illumina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch and stock does well.

    Cons

    Becoming large, slow, and complacent.

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