Thread regarding Illumina Inc. layoffs

More layoffs coming in Feb 2020 in commercial

Project CAPSTONE will be laying off many in the commercial org coming Feb 2020. The company seems to struggle with regional execution and global functions. In my tenure, we haven’t ever been able to get the senior team to set the right structure causing many lives to be disrupted. Sad! Take this from someone who’s been here for 5yrs.

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And the front desk area in SD is in with the mail room. Going to the mail room it feels like going to a teenage stoner's basement.

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Post ID: @Rwpa+12qRzqMK

I know everyone is stressed at the way illumina has pivoted to a regular layoff culture, but I don't think it's appropriate to sh!t on the contractors like this.

You are stressed, I am stressed, everyone is stressed. But do you seriously think that a company that pays 20% less than the typical market rate for programmers and scientists is actually paying these various contractors giant bags of gold?

Let's limit the anger and mean-spirited attacks to the execs who screwed up everything badly enough that they need to shed so many people. While they were stuffing teddy bears (and asking others to help the manufacturing team unbottle reagents), dressing like go-go dancers, getting every silicon valley "collaboration" software tool they could possibly rent, buying new ERP systems, throwing them out and buying new ERP systems again, etc.

Do. Not. Sh!t. On. The. Contractors.

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Post ID: @Krhy+12qRzqMK

Are you talking about HQ? Or the i3 reception area? i3 looks superbly professional when I go there.

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Post ID: @Jvgw+12qRzqMK

Haha. It’s a running joke, my department calls the security team Dazed and Confused. But they don’t apply to lay offs right? They are mostly temps I think?

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Post ID: @Javc+12qRzqMK

To be fair, we don’t d–g test when we hire, so you’re going to have these social issues. But I agree those departments are a blemish. I eat lunch in my car and I see them go to their cars to get high. I just stare and shake my head. The mail room is bad too. Deliveries go missing, you go down to the mailroom to find it, and they reek like weed. Horrible.

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Post ID: @Hmvi+12qRzqMK

We definitely need to clean house on the security team / front desk area in San Diego. Harsh but true. It’s a work place, not high school. Bad look.

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Post ID: @Hurx+12qRzqMK

To the commenter about the receptionists, how is it that you "know these people are trouble"? Who is the "everyone" that you speak of? "Lit" isn't just a slang term for getting high. The HQ receptionist is exceptionally professional. The security guard that usually covers here has a deformed eye, but maybe you didn't look him in the face to actually notice that and just assumed he is high. You sound racist and ignorant. If you were the one laid off, I say good riddance.

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Post ID: @dmqu+12qRzqMK

When you walked into Illumina in San Diego, you see the security and front desk receptionists. Everyone on campus knows these people are trouble. The receptionists are always high as a kite. The security team is always talking about how “lit” they are.

Will they lay off these people that embarrass the entire company? Nope, they’ll get rid of the real hardworking people.

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