Illumina Overview

  • San Diego, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1998
  • Company - Public (ILMN)
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Illumina is a global leader in genomics – an industry at the intersection of biology and technology. We are improving the future of human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our mission is everything to us. We are deeply passionate about what we do because we know we ...
Mission: To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.

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18 July 2022
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Former US President Barack Obama will participate in a moderated conversation on September 28 at the Illumina Genomics Forum. Join us for an important conversation. Register now:
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1 July 2022
Microbiologist Dr. Barry Goldman believes the microbes in his local soil have the power to solve some of the world’s worst problems. If identified and cultivated, they could kill disease-carrying mosquitoes or prevent other insects from destroying crop yields. To prove his point, he launched a study to see what was in his own garden dirt. From 10 sandwich-sized bags of soil, he found 10 novel microbes that could kill the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. His team has since found 50 more microbes that are natural insecticides. This potential gave Goldman the confidence to leave his 18-year career in synthetic biology and launch a St. Louis-based startup called Pluton Biosciences with five co-founders in 2017. A member of the Illumina Accelerator SF Bay Area 2020 cohort, Pluton has raised $6.7 million in seed money. The funds will help develop a discovery “micromining” platform for next-generation biosolutions. Learn more about how Pluton is using Illumina's sequencers to identify #microbes that naturally control pests and boost agricultural yields:
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The Soil Secrets That Could Help Feed the World

Illumina Reviews

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"Illumina's Dynamic Culture of Innovation and Inclusion"

16 Aug 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA


My expectations have been exceeded in my first 6 months here at Illumina HQ! The culture invites innovation and diversity as though it's ingrained into the Illumina DNA. The foundation here is built


A challenge as an Illumina employee, is staying focused on your path forward as you move through a dynamic workplace environment with lots of exciting events occurring around every corner.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Illumina

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race.  We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrat

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Illumina Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Illumina (United States)


    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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Illumina Awards & Accolades

  • 2021 Time100 Most Influential CompaniesTime2021
  • America's Most JUST Companies ((#1 for workers in Pharma and Biotech)Forbes2021
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Corporate Equality Index (2021)Human Rights Campaign2021
  • Glassdoor Employees' Choice Top CEOs - Francis deSouza - 2019Glassdoor Employees Choice Award2019
  • Most Innovative CompaniesForbes2018

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