Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Very toxic environment

    Sep 9, 2020 - Senior Engineer in Noklak Hq
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Can't say enough about the potential of the technology Illumina makes. Cool campus and they do try to make it a fun environment. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Middle management is abysmal. They constantly and constantly ignore the technical experts and do whatever they think will make them look good. They never give push back to upper management which wastes time and money on projects that make no sense. Time of service somehow qualifies people to be managers. This leads to incompetent managers who are completely innefective and are unable to help their direct reports. The company moves too fast for their own good. Everything gets half done then projects are handed over over to set up the next team for failure. That next team then takes all the blame for the the people who originally ruined the project. I wouldn't suggest working there unless you have loose morals and a desire to get ahead at any cost.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing place to work

    Aug 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazingly smart scientists Exciting and innovative projects Employees are well compensated Good work-life balance with unlimited time off

    Cons

    Trickle down of information from upper management can be slow Madison employees can feel like the odd cousins who don't get nearly the same perks as SD

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Culture

    Aug 6, 2022 - Associate Scientist I in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Proud to work for this company - Leadership is open to improvements - Beautiful campus - Career Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    - Work life balance - Compenseation - Benefits - Pace - Unrealistic timelines

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