Illumina Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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4.0
79%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "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

  2. "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
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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  3. 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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  4. "Great company!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  5. "Excellent culture and career growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exemplary leadership - Good work culture - Recognition and Compensation

    Cons

    - Work-life balance could be better

  6. "There is never a dull moment."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by lots of bright people.

    Cons

    There is a lack of appreciation for the work you do. Career development and progression is not great.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for the most part"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Illumina full-time

    Pros

    A growing company leading the industry and making a difference in peoples lives.

    Cons

    Salary fell short of what was expected for being at a top tier company.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist I in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about its employees, great culture

    Cons

    Multiple timezones may make it a bit difficult to collaborate

  9. "Best Company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership, Investment in Employees, Culture, Work/Life, Collaboration, and Innovation

    Cons

    I don't have any negative/cons

  10. "Decent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Novel work, good tech, market ownership

    Cons

    Confused company, disorganized, not keeping track of the compensation market rate

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