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Not a great company to start out at

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Former Employee - Consumables Development  in  Hayward, CA (US)
Former Employee - Consumables Development in Hayward, CA (US)

I worked at Illumina full-time for more than a year

Pros

Lots of freedom when working on a project. Had little difficulty getting resources needed, and lots of freedom on choosing how to approach a problem.

Cons

If you need a lot of direction, not the place for you. After you finish a project, expect to have to find your next one. Several times I would volunteer for a project, and be told to find something else to do. certain aspects of company culture are very elitist.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need younger people in the company. Also need better direction from managers.

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    Very good experience and great team!

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Scientist
    Current Employee - Field Applications Scientist

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is very innovative so you never feel bored learning the same products...the team is very interactive and great support. The company offers high salary and compensations, and there are lots of trainings on place.

    Cons

    The management team is not very present on the field and there are too many call meetings and huge amount of admin work. The FAS position is pretty much "Do Everything in 1 job" and the trainings tend to be done too late which brings frustrations in front of the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more present on the field with the FAS mainly on hot situations and separate the role clearly between FAS and FSE...More staffs meetings could also be nice and individual meeting once a month would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Welcoming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Jolla, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA (US)

    I have been working at Illumina as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people here are super helpful. As a younger employee the everyone wanted to teach me somthing new.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad I can say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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