Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 6, Midsize


San Diego, Calif. [Pacific]
Credit: Illumina

Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 7 for benefits
This San Diego company develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for the analysis of genetic and biological data, and one of the perks of working there is a program through which employees can benefit from that technology. Illumina's Employee Sequencing program offers testing for predisposition to wellness, undiagnosed diseases and cancer. Employees who are diagnosed with cancer are given no-cost access to tests to help understand their tumors at the molecular level. To ensure that staffers have a chance to get away from the office to recharge, Illumina offers 20 days of paid time off, plus two global companywide breaks -- one at at the end of the year and one in midsummer.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,669

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 203

IT employee turnover in 2016: 3%

IT promotions in 2016: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,478

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 20

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 20

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%