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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
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Pros
  • "Forward thinking company with great respect for work/life balance(in 120 reviews)

  • "The cutting edge technology and wow-factor for the products are impressive(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You must know how to set your work/life balance boundaries(in 92 reviews)

  • "Incredibly fast paced which doesn’t suit everyone(in 95 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fantastic place to work

      28 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Fast paced, rewards hard work, great culture

      Cons

      extremely busy and fast paced

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Innovative and Collaborative Culture

      18 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Innovative culture where everyday provides career growth opportunities and challenging tasks - Working with incredible coworkers who are extremely collaborative - Good benefits (unlimited PTO, health & wellness stipend, beautiful campuses) - Passionate employees who truly care about the company's mission - Company is growing which provides room for growth

      Cons

      - Fast paced environment which can be overwhelming at times

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great growing company in San Diego

      18 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fast-paced environment, never a dull day - Amazing network of engaged employees who are passionate about the mission of the company - Involved leadership team who cares about the wellbeing of employees - Lot of fun activities for employees

      Cons

      - Can be too fast paced for some - Going through growing pains of "start-up" mentality to medium size corporation - Work life balance is tougher on some teams than others

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Up and coming

      14 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team and good products

      Cons

      Very fast pace, too fast

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    6. 4.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      The company values their interns

      23 Oct 2021 - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had a great learning experience at the organization. Their internship program is valued across the company and respected outside. All the employees, even the senior leadership of the company remain personally involved in the internship program and are eager to learn from their interns. Great culture. I definitely recommend this company

      Cons

      No cons as such. But, if you do not want to work at a fast-paced organization, then Illumina is not a place for you.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Really great!

      23 Sep 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can't think of a place better than here!

      Cons

      You should be able to adapt to a very fast-paced and innovative environment.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Place to Work!

      13 Sep 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

      Nothing but the best

      2 Sep 2021 - Field Service Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast pace environment with lots of opportunity for development by working on projects, on top of the usual Job scope.

      Cons

      Only people with growth mindset and high tolerance to work in a fast pace, stressful and multi-tasking will be able to fit in.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Science in action

      23 Aug 2021 - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a scientist in medical and clinical applications, this has been a great place to work. The research is cutting edge (application of sequencing technologies to solve disease), my peers are smart and engaged, everyone has been supportive. It's nice to have resources after coming from academia, independence to try different directions and ultimately produce data and (eventually) products that will change people's lives. This is a place for go-getters. In my area of bioinformatics, it helps a lot to have a variety of experience (pipelines, big data analysis, programming skills and biology) because we work quickly and at scale.

      Cons

      Fast paced and occasionally chaotic, this place is like several start ups in the same building. Things break and you can either work with it, work around it or solve it. I can see it easy to get lost if you don't have a strong direction to pursue (either self-generated or by your team). It's also a training ground. A lot of folks come through, learn great skills and experience and eventually leave. That's not a bad thing, the value of a skilled alum from Illumina has made other companies better.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Value their employees

      19 Aug 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting company, interesting technology, lots of opportunities to develop, look after employees (especially during pandemic)

      Cons

      Growing at a very fast pace which is a good thing but it also means regular and significant changes

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