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People

Nurturing our people

It takes an extraordinary and passionate team to transform human health

Every day at Illumina, we have the chance to do once-in-a-lifetime work, transforming human health and driving scientific innovation.

Engaging extraordinary talent and giving them the opportunity to thrive allows us to make world-changing leaps in human health and beyond. We strive to embody a culture of care that is fueled by supporting one another, promoting collaboration, inspiring innovation, and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our progress


total giving

45%
women representation

causes supported

42%
women in leadership1

countries reached

5%
increase in female executive leadership2 over the last three years

total giving

Zero net
pay gap maintained3

countries reached

Increase
representation of Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in our US workforce and leadership

  1. Leadership = Manager, equivalent, and above
  2. Executive Leadership = Director and above
  3. Zero net pay means no statistically significant difference in pay for the same or similar work, regardless of gender ethnicity, or race
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Although we do not use our Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 to measure progress, we make our most recent filing publicly available.

For more information around the composition of our workforce, see our latest CSR report.

See our latest EEO-1 Report
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Fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture

Inclusion is core to our purpose. It is essential to the work we do, the communities we serve, the partners we choose, and the teams we build. We relentlessly practice diversity and inclusion in all we do to advance equity and belonging.

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Illumina Values

we are open
We are open
innovation
Innovation is in our DNA
products
We are relentless in the creation of great products
move fast
We move fast and embrace change
collaborate
We collaborate deeply

Workplace Recognitions


Forbes 2021 Worlds Best Employers
Forbes Top Female Friendly Companies 2021
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2022
Military Times Best for Vets Companies 2022
Best Places to Work for LGBTQ and Equality
Employee activities

Caring for our people

We strive to care for employees at every step of their journey. Our goal is for everyone to feel valued in the way that resonates most with them. This means investing to create an inspiring work environment, unmatched experiences, and meaningful benefits. We provide a portfolio of compelling wellness programs and benefits to recruit, retain, and support our people.

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93%
of employees say they are proud to work for Illumina (in company survey)


27%
of new hires referred by Illumina employees

Supporting our employees to grow in ways they never imagined

The exponential growth of Illumina means there is no shortage of opportunities for those who continue to seek a new challenge. We encourage employees to pursue their passions, learn beyond their primary discipline, and create their own path.

Illumina Interns

Inspiring future employees of Illumina

We offer paid internship opportunities around the world, enabling students to grow and make an impact by working on business-critical projects alongside our engineers, scientists, and corporate employees.

Our internships span multiple business functions and varying academic levels (Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD). We actively nurture a diverse early in their career talent pipeline who can help advance the future of genomics. These are the future innovators, leaders, and game changers.

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With an extraordinary mission comes the need for extraordinary people and leaders at every level

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Our training and development programs embody our belief that opportunities always exist to grow and to learn, regardless of where you are on your career path.

The exponential growth of Illumina means there is no shortage of opportunities for those who continue to challenge themselves. We encourage employees to pursue their passions, learn beyond their discipline, and create their own path.

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More than you ever thought possible

Illumina is a place for everyone
Illumina Employee 2 Tong
Illumina Employee 1 Keat
We create world-changing impact
Innovative thinking is our way
Illumina Employee 3 Gemma
Illumina Employee 5 Dominic
Opportunity for growth is everywhere
We achieve more together
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Illumina Employee 6 Mathangi
Our work is deeply rewarding

Genomics for good in action

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