Illumina Employee Reviews about "fast paced"
Updated Oct 28, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Fast moving company and great culture" (in 124 reviews)
- "Work Life Balance was great" (in 80 reviews)
- "Campus is beautiful and centrally located." (in 72 reviews)
- "Poor management in Prototype Services department" (in 79 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Fun place to workMar 24, 2022 - Financial AnalystRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very fast paced place to work with a lot of opportunity to learn. Everyone is very open making it easy to learn new roles.
Not very many opportunities to move up as they tend to hire out even for management roles.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great Place to workMar 29, 2016 - Sales Support Specialist in La Jolla, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Friendly fast paced work environment.
Parking can be bad
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Amazing to be part of the team unlocking the power of the genome.Mar 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Illumina has an amazing mission and people are true to the company values. The pace is fast but this fuels innovation and collaboration. The people who work here are smart, caring and fun. Open to hearing and acting on ideas from any level of employee.
Some systems and processes are clunky so it can be hard to get some simple tasks done efficiently. Still learning how to be an awesome global company vs an awesome San Diego company. Working on better focus and prioritization but making progress.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
DisappointedSep 14, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Fast pace and cutting edge technology
Lack of teamwork, poor management leadership and guidance, does not promote work-life balance, and a CYA environmentContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
This month I celebrate 10 years with Illumina! What an amazing company and once in a lifetime opportunity.Aug 3, 2020 - Human ResourcesRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Innovation, culture, people, social impact. I’m proud and thankful to be part of the team unlocking the power of the genome.
Fast paced and many opportunities so prioritization can be fluidContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great Team AtmosphereMar 28, 2022 - Research Associate IRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Illumina values team members and works hard to create an inclusive team environment. While projects move fast the team works well to support each other and make sure nobody is left behind. Flexible scheduling and time off valuing the needs of the workers not just focused on meeting project goals but longevity of team.
Fast paced working environment which can become hectic at times but there is always team member support if it becomes too much.
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Amazing mission and cultureApr 9, 2019 - Associate Director in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I am so thankful for the opportunity Illumina has provided me. I feel fortunate to be a part of a company that is transforming healthcare and redefining how people will be treated and diagnosed. Some of the pros for me include: - Growth opportunity - We are scaling at a fast pace which provides various opportunities to grow whether that be vertical or horizontal - People - Since I spend more time at work than I do with my family, the people I interact with on a daily basis is very important to me. At Illumina, you will find very dedicated and passionate people. You will not find the hero mentality here. We succeed as a team and fail as a team. It is an extremely collaborative and open environment where people are truly passionate about everyone succeeding and Illumina realizing its mission. - Benefits - We are setting the bar in terms of the type of benefits we provide our employees. As an example, we provide the innovative benefits around issues related to undiagnosed disease and cancer through our genome access program. We also offer amazing benefits related to reproductive health. Equity: Most of the positions are equity eligible at Illumina. This allows employees to have company ownership and be directly rewarded for impacts they made to the company. As we continue to innovate and launch new products, our stock continues to grow and this provides more income to our employees. Mission: There are a lot of great companies people can choose to work for but the mission at Illumina is in my opinion one of the most powerful. Having children and knowing that my efforts will provide them a better life in the future is extremely rewarding for me. Pace of Change: People at Illumina always talk about the fast pace. I think it feels this way due to the amount of change we experience. For me, I really like this aspect as it offers opportunities to continue to learn new things and get excited about new markets and opportunities. Ability to Build: Given our growth, Illumina provides the opportunity to build. This includes building teams, improving processes, building functions, etc.
While Illumina has a long list of pros, there are always potential cons. For me, these include: - Illumina tends to fund people vs technology solutions that will really move the needle in becoming more innovative in terms of how we do things. - The pace of change is not for everyone. People that like to have everything stay the same (org structures, systems, market focus, etc.) may not like it here. It really is a personal preference and choice. - The expectation of people coming here and being builders may not be for everyone. People that prefer an environment where they are maintaining existing processes may not like the culture.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Great company with great values and benefits.Jan 26, 2022 - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Smart people doing good work in a fast paced environment. Expectations are high but people are willing to help as needed.
The culture is fast-change is a constant and that can be disorienting to a lot of people. Illumina is a huge company with a wealth a internal information and learning how and where that information is stored can be a strugle.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
ManagerAug 29, 2019 - Manager in San Diego, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Fast pace and innovative Good benefits and great talents Open door policy and collaborative among groups
Change management process required revamp Too much time spend on alignment vs doing the real workContinue reading
- Current Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Amazing CompanyMay 13, 2021 - Product Development EngineerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Young innovative and fast paced company leading the industry of genomics.
Heavy work load at times, but management always keeps worklife balance in check.