Illumina Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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4.0
79%
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93%
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Illumina President & CEO Francis deSouza
Francis deSouza
437 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced work environment, collaborative workforce(in 85 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (at least on my team)(in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance could be better(in 69 reviews)

  • "Fast paced and many opportunities so prioritization can be fluid(in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Care about employees Cutting edge technology, progressive and innovative

    Cons

    Expanded very quickly over a few years, internal processes still catching up

  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Industry leader in genomics sequencing

    Cons

    Lack innovation. Product pipeline has stagnant.


  3. "Working in Illumina"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Illumina is a great company to work for. The staff are friendly, open and collaborative. We share a common goal of improving human health by unlocking the power of the human genome and are very passionate about working towards that goal.

    Cons

    Working in Illumina is very fast-paced and working with colleagues across the globe is challenging. Having said that, if you enjoy those sorts of challenges (which I do), then the disadvantages are not disadvantages at all. Working remotely can also be challenging for those people who are not used to that type of work environment.

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  4. "One of the better place to be"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great focus on new outcomes and pushing boundaries A drive to improve Human Health A company focused on giving back to the community

    Cons

    Balance of changing demands/focuses High role change over company, due to rapid growth, means constant reinvention of strategy

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  5. "So much potential yet to be realized"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    NGS technology is cutting edge and 80% market share Starting to implement nice employee programs, but still very US centric

    Cons

    Talk about international opportunities but woeful relocation help or benefits Struggling to become a clinical company because mindset is still RUO in many areas Business processes and systems are very inefficient and restrictive

  6. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager 

    I worked at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Pros - Growing company with a solid mission. Super smart people to work with and are adaptable while still being strategic in direction. Communications to employees is regular and inclusive

    Cons

    Cons - With growth comes reorganizations. Be ready

  7. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst 

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment Good working environment

    Cons

    no cons observed no cons observed

  8. "This month I celebrate 10 years with Illumina! What an amazing company and once in a lifetime opportunity."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovation, culture, people, social impact. I’m proud and thankful to be part of the team unlocking the power of the genome.

    Cons

    Fast paced and many opportunities so prioritization can be fluid

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "The “culture of care” during COVID has been impressive."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    In these difficult times, ILMN has stepped up to help employees - safety, pay, benefits, and flexibility to get work done. Trying to meet the needs of my family and work is tough - but I know my manager trusts me to get the job done from home right now.

    Cons

    Ambitious goals and extremely fast pace - its not for everyone.

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  10. "Great company!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits are great! Work you do is valuable to the society

    Cons

    Too much workload!! Large company so management is divided

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