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Senior Manager, Diagnostics Instrument Manufacturing (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

ProsCutting edge technology, motivated and hard working employees, great people on a personal level

ConsSame management team since early in the companys growth. Transitioning from start-up to small company to medium sized company with same management team has been challenging since they started as a Life Sciences company and are currently transitioning to add diagnostics and medical devices which are regulated by the FDA. Management often "doesn't know what they don't know". Without former experience with the FDA, sometimes management has overreacted to minor observations and not reacted enough to the need for more robust quality system needs. They are getting better but it has been more painful than it should have been.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who have former experience with the FDA and other regulatory agencies. It may not seem needed initially, but will pay itself back ten fold if 483 observations are minimized and product recalls are prevented.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros: Fast pace and cutting edge technology Cons: Lack of teamwork, poor management leadership and guidance, does not… Advice to Senior Management: Either develop or hire personnel in middle management 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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