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Expected communication to match the time invested to get to late stage evaluation -- the HR system sent an automated message with rejection notice, with HR point of contact reaching out a week after this notice was sent. Transparency on the process could have been better. Hour-long whiteboard session had little structure to it, with preceding description of how the session would be conducted ultimately having little relevance. Problem statement was on identifying variants from samples. Interviewers were much less interested in approaches used to identify variants than in general pipelining design principles. The passive nature of participants on the call meant that some time passed before this became apparent. Process was handled primarily by functional group lead, which may have contributed to confusion on scheduling and logistics. Whiteboard session preceded one-on-one interviews, which they noted is not ideal and usually one-on-ones precede whiteboarding session.

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  • Q: In what directory are logs stored in a Linux system?
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Anonymous Employee

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I found a post online and applied Apply online. About a week after I got a phone screen. Overall it’s just a informative call, and then got invitation for on-site interview event.

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Anonymous Employee

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The assessment day on site was a full day of activities. We had to work as a team, give a presentation, do a calculation test and interview with the hiring manager. It was not stressful at all, very positive environment.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Unpleasant experience at the start of 2nd round of interview as the director did not turn on the video. Throughout the whole interview process, the interviewer was particular about my employment history and replied in a disrespectful manner.

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Anonymous Employee

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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina

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Quick process. 4 separate interviews total. From application to hire the process took about 2 weeks-3 weeks total. Good and thoughtful questions. Illumina cares about who they hire and they want to invest in the right people.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina

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Very thorough - high quality interviewers with in depth knowledge of the field as well as thoughtful and engaging questions for an in depth interview - it was a very insightful experience

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Anonymous Employee

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My interviews consisted of three rounds: one with an HR rep, one with the hiring manager, and one with a panel of the team + hiring manager. All were done remotely

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at Illumina

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Professional, straightforward, and well structured. I sincerely appreciate the punctuality and professionalism on the part of the interviewers and the HR representative. I learned a lot on the process and was glad to be selected to interview.

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Anonymous Employee in Singapore

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I interviewed at Illumina (Singapore)

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The interview process was well structured and smooth, communication was clear and followed by either an email or a phone call, HR representative was open to questions and transparent on pay and benefits.

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  • Why Illumina? Give example of things/achievements that gives you satisfaction.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA

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Call screening then an onsite interview. The guys supposed to interview me didn't show up for work. I waited 45 minutes before they could find someone to talk to me. Then the guy who would be my boss left the interview after a few minutes.

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