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Amazing job culture
CAD Detailer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA30 May 2019
They strive to balance employees work life with their social life. The campus gave the workers that environment that they needed in order to relax and unwind.
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Benefits/campus
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Management
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4.0
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Good work environment
Associate Scientist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA18 April 2019
Great place to learn new skills and build career. Very friendly work environment and beautiful campus. Not much communication from upper management. Decent benefits and compensation.
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Good people
Cons
Poor company management
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dont work here as a contractor
Senior Test Engineer / Lead Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA17 April 2019
dont work here as a contractor you are considered a second class and they will promise you the moon to stay but will not follow through.
You are expected to work long hours and NOT get paid for them.
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good place to work and learn alot and learning company
Records Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA1 April 2019
Illumina is a good place to work and still in some aspects learning and advancing. it was a different aspect of records than what i was used to but overall it was a good learning experience and i would go back and recommend it as a good begining steping stone for biotech.
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Great place to work
Lead Technical Sourcer (San Diego) (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA28 March 2019
Excellent company, amazing campus, top employer in San Diego, advanced technology, tons of growth, centrally located, promotes internally, great work environment
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4.0
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Drafter
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER (Former Employee) –  Port-au-Prince, HT21 March 2019
You will be able to learn about lighting. It focuses on the client and client contact. You will be able to learn on areas of lighting and interior spaces.
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Productive and fun workplace
Master Data Steward – Global Strategic Quality (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA13 March 2019
Great place to work.They have a great collaberative work culture and people are very friendly.Their cafeteria is nice and parking is good too.
management is good and overall its a great place to work at.
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Amazing Company with Ample Opportunity
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA12 March 2019
Illumina is an amazing company that provides opportunity to expand your knowledge of the genetics world. Keep in mind this is a large organization and growing everyday. If you have the opportunity to work here and you don't mind large organizations, I recommend you go for it.
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Great Benefits & Great Pay
Cons
Work/Life Balance
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3.0
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At the front of Genomic research
Site Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Walnut Creek, CA5 March 2019
iLLumina work culture is great as there are lots of perks and benefits to go around. The company parties like no other company I've work for. Teamwork between groups is excellent and always for the benefit of the customers.
Pros
Free Party all the time
Cons
salary is not that great for the cost of living.
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2.0
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Churn 'em
Operations (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA3 March 2019
Bringing up the need for additional resources fell on deaf ears. Company reduced staff then expected remaining staff to take on the load. Management failed to listen to the need to replace staff. The mantra "Fail Fast" has a deeper meaning here.
Pros
Some good people to work with
Cons
Way too many poor new management ideas implemented without thinking through the risks.
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4.0
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great place
Clinical Lab Aide (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CA15 February 2019
wonderful coworkers, fulfilling work and positive commuting benefits for bay area resident to get to work.would have stayed if i could and would definitely want to return again some day
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Good working experience
Operator (Former Employee) –  Singapore20 January 2019
Paid handsomely, great working environment. For those who want to make money in short period, this is the correct place to go. Training will be provided.
Pros
Great benefit
Cons
Less time with family
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3.0
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None
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA16 January 2019
Drawn out process. Review date was pushed back company wide by six months a few weeks before my first review was to occur, I was offered no compensation or back pay.
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Great Atmosphere, even better people!
Inventory Specialist I (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA28 December 2018
For such a big company the people make it feel like some small company. everyone is so friendly and willing to help make you a better co- worker. I love this company. Best company I have worked for EVER.
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great fun company if you work with right management
Sr. Buyer (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CA7 December 2018
I love Illumina as a whole; however, if you work for the wrong manager then you are looking to fail. Some managers are great to work for and other not so much and make life not so sweet. I guess this may apply at any job as well.
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Great company, great culture
Software Engineer I (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA7 December 2018
Illumina has such a great culture. Code quality was held in high regard. Everyone seemed happy to be there. Many group events. Employee morale is a priority.
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culture
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Good
Contracted Indirect Buyer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA4 December 2018
• From raw records numbering over 120,000 lines, compiled purchase requisition user data, converting the findings into customer behavior analysis and enablement.
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Excellent place to work
Sr. Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA13 November 2018
Illumina is a dynamic company with an exciting contribution to make to changing our world, globally. Internally change is the name of the game and its constant but its not an issue if you don't mind...only when of course you get laid off which I did after almost 4 years. Otherwise I'd still be there. Loved the company. Loved the people...would love to still be there!
Pros
Work environment (people and facilities), salary, perks/benefits, mission in the world
Cons
lay offs
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3.0
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Good
Operator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA9 November 2018
Working is good.environment is good.people are nice.benifits ok.nice place to work.easy to follow good manufacturing procedures.create your own review.tiring job especially in packaging as you are not allowed to sit.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Health insurance stocks
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Illumina is a great place to work
Clinical Lab Technician II (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CA29 October 2018
Most of the day in the lab at Illumina involves moving plates of samples from one autoloader to another to push the samples through our genotyping process. I am also involved in a handful of administrative tasks that have included, organizing schedules, finishing a capacity calculator for our labs production, and rewriting/editing work instructions and SOPs.
Pros
Consistent work flow to make it easy to omptimize
Cons
Open 24/7
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