Life at Illumina

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Our Purpose

We know our work matters. We understand that every day—every minute—is important. There’s urgency to our mission because today’s discoveries have the potential to help tomorrow’s patients.

Don’t just read about it. Learn what it’s like to be here. Hear from team members who are improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Find out about our people and culture, and see how our mission drives what we do, and who we are, every day.

2300+ Patents worldwide

Endless possibilities

There’s serious energy here. Collaboration in the coffee bar. Hallway conversations that spark new ideas. The unbeatable feeling that comes when you’re working shoulder to shoulder with an extraordinarily talented and dedicated team.

Think of if it this way: how the world views health care is changing—and we are a leader in that change. Pretty exciting, don’t you think?

6000+ Team members dedicated to making an impact

Our Team

We want innovators. Optimists. Collaborators. That’s who we’ve got now, and that’s what we’re looking for.

At Illumina, you’ll find the world’s top scientists, researchers, and engineers. You’ll find creative minds with an “anything is possible” mentality. And you’ll find a remarkably open and collaborative environment that fosters teamwork and values team success.

So if you’re interested in making a difference, working with a purpose, and joining what has been called “the Smartest Company in the World,” don’t miss out on exploring our opportunities.

Great Place to Work® Certified Sep 2017 - Sept 2018 USA

A great place to work

With our focus on improving human health, it's no surprise we also actively support the health and wellness of our team members. We view our benefits as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value that they bring to our mission every day. We pride ourselves in offering a competitive benefits program that enhances our employees’ well-being and encourages work/life balance. We also offer some unique benefits, including financial assistance for employee genome sequencing (and data interpretation), and reproductive health screening.

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See what people say about us on Glassdoor

At Illumina, we are open. We know that feedback, both positive and constructive, helps us grow. We are proud of what employees and candidates say about us, and we are always striving to improve. We encourage you to check out reviews from our team members and candidates.

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