Illumina
3.0 of 5 114 reviews
www.illumina.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Good opportunity to make your mark

Senior Web Developer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsIllumina has a very entrepreneurial spirit. The company has the resources to support it's employees and does so. Work environment is great. You will work some of the smartest people around.

ConsIllumina is having some growing pains. The company is eager to transform into a large company, but at what cost. Not a ton of opportunity for career enhancing moves.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out and encourage the managers/directors that are finding the right balance of process infrastructure and aggressive, entrepreneurial spirit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High tech, high speed

Senior Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Illumina as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Illumina is doing very interesting leading edge work in gene sequencing. Some very smart people here, doing very cool work. Pace is very fast,… Cons: There are some political battles and defense of territories. It was clear some struggles had been going on for quite some… Advice to Senior Management: Look for ways to get people's eyes on the task at hand, rather than on the political territory. Not all… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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If the company had any respect for my profession, I'd love to work there

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Illumina as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Interesting technology, great business "space" to be in Lots of smart people as… Cons: My comments mirror many of the others....this company spends its money on the people who are developing the technology - the chemical, genetic end of… Advice to Senior Management: This place needs a PMO office yesterday. Perhaps its acquistion by Roche will help push it into reality. My other advice would be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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