Illumina Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2021

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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
663 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work is fast paced and always changing depending on evolving needs(in 89 reviews)

  • "The company encourages a healthy work life balance(in 88 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance could be better(in 74 reviews)

  • "It is fast paced and can be crazy(in 67 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
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      Illumina's Dynamic Culture of Innovation and Inclusion

      Aug 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      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 on a solid commitment to excellence, inclusivity, innovation and a drive to push forward the boundaries of science in health care.

      Cons

      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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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, great company culture and work life balance

      Jul 12, 2021 - Scientist I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The employees at illumina are very nice to work with. Lots of communications within a collaborative team and people are always there to help with problem solving. Many scientists and engineers coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. You can always find an expert in a certain area. Great work life balance. Illumina cares about our wellbeing for sure!

      Cons

      Limited instrument capacity at certain busy time of the year under the impact of covid.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Intersting latest innovative work, bogged down by office politics

      Nov 7, 2020 - Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly work environment, interesting and innovative work

      Cons

      Disparity in working hours for males and females, salary is completely dependent on the log in and log out times, Bad HR policies

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 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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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Aug 5, 2020 - Business Process Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment Good working environment

      Cons

      no cons observed no cons observed

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Becoming one of the best

      Sep 15, 2021 - Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great overall mission with so much potential Invests in employees (development, culture & great benefits)

      Cons

      Grown so fast that the foundation is still being set in many areas before it can then improve to be a tier 1 Company Long-term strategy at a functional level could be improved or made more visible

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Best company and work place. Caring team and senior leadership. Our CEO is amazing.

      Sep 12, 2021 - Management in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast pace, great mission, care for employees and customers.

      Cons

      Have a more competitive compensation package, better 401k Matching, and VCP

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Place to Work!

      Sep 13, 2021 - Staff Business Process Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent culture, and fast paced environment.

      Cons

      Can be exhausting and burnout is a real thing. Getting promoted is extremely difficult.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Starting

      Sep 12, 2021 - Manufacturing Technician II in Woodlands New Town,
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compared to my ex company, here management group is very open mind and confident. I like the environment.

      Cons

      No variable bonus for motivation.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Sep 9, 2021 - Research Associate I in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really care about staff. Competitive pay and amazing benefits

      Cons

      No cons at this company

      1 person found this review helpful
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