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30+ days ago

Director, Commercial Counsel Asia / Pacific

Illumina Singapore

This is a position for an experienced commercial attorney to support Illumina’s commercial activities in APAC. This senior attorney will be based in… Illumina


30+ days ago

Sr Field Quality Engineer

Illumina San Diego, CA

In this role you will actively participate in product field quality activities, ensuring product and process conformance to FDA and ISO… Illumina


14 hrs ago

QC Associate 1 – new

Illumina San Diego, CA

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in… Illumina


15 days ago

Sr Software Engineer

Illumina San Diego, CA

Illumina is seeking a senior-level software developer to join the Enterprise Informatics Business Unit team. As part of this team, you will develop… Illumina


15 days ago

Assoc Product Manager - Reproductive & Genetic Health

Illumina San Diego, CA

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in 2013. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the… Illumina


9 days ago

Materials Specialist (Wednesday through Sunday)

Illumina Redwood City, CA

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in… Illumina


15 days ago

Staff Scientist - Oncology Sequencing Assays

Illumina Redwood City, San Francisco, California

• Initiate, direct and execute pre-regulatory scientific research and/or development through managing a small team or individual studies • Take a… Illumina


30+ days ago

HR Generalist

Illumina San Diego, CA

lllumina has experienced phenomenal growth from $10 million in revenues in 2002 to over $1.4 billion in 2013. Forbes named Illumina #1 on the… Illumina


30+ days ago

Associate Director, Human Resources -Global Operations and Quality

Illumina San Diego, CA

The Associate Director of Human Resources is an HR Business Partnering role responsible for supporting Global Operations and Quality, comprised of… Illumina


2 days ago

Sales Support Specialist 1 – new

Illumina Cambridge, East of England, England

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN), is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of next generation life science… Illumina


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  • 13 people found this helpful  

    The grass is not always greener

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Illumina full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the largest and fastest growing companies in San Diego.

    Competitive pay and benefits

    Innovative products

    Cons

    I have worked for several biotech companies as a territory manager and sales rep previously. Coming from smaller and medium sized biotechs in the past. I thought I had hit the jackpot with securing a position with Illumina. One of the largest and fastest growing companies in San Diego. Well, the grass is not always greener on the other side. It was the worst sales position and career move that I had chosen. My biotech lab and sales career has been long and really rewarding. Being in sales, I am a people person. I can relate to a very wide demographic of people. Yet, Illumina's company, culture and vibe was just a disconnect for me. It never really felt like a community or even welcoming to me. All the other companies that I worked for, there was transparency and cross departmental collaboration. At Illumina, it was like pulling teeth to get any assistance from marketing, product managers, technical support, customer service, fulfillment, and logistics. Nobody ever wanted to help each other. Each department seemed to be against each other. Never felt a collaborative effort. It was a very self serving or self preservation type of company culture. I guess it is understandable when I saw some colleagues fired out of the blue. If you see something like that, you probably want to keep very busy and your head down. As many other reviews here, I would have to agree that upper management has a deficiency in leading and growing this company.

    The sales teams were made mostly from people that have no science or biotech experience at all. How can your front line representatives sell an instrument when they have never worked in a lab or have zero understanding of the up or downstream processes that the instrument is going to fit into. There was one week of training but it was more like them turning on a fire hose. Trying to cram everything into one week. Online self training was also idiotic. Those that did not have previous scientific or biotech industry background didn't have a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced and educated sales professionals.

    Protect your employees first. Use layoffs as a last resort effort vs. a tool to protect your job because you missed an earnings call.

    There is probably no right way to lay people off but CEO Jay and upper management, please don't joke, smile and shake employees hands as you lead them into a corporate layoff meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
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