Nurture our people

Nurture our people

An extraordinary mission requires extraordinary people

We are creating a workplace centered on innovation and care, a workplace that values the unique talents of the individual, and delivers on Illumina’s mission at a global scale.

By nurturing an inclusive and caring culture we magnify the value of collaboration and building a community. Together our impact is amplified and our potential is unlimited.

Our progress

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women representation

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women in leadership1

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increase in female executive leadership2 over the last three years

illumina zero net gender pay gap

Zero net
pay gap maintained for four consecutive years3

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Increase in representation of Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in our US leadership4

illumina diversity and inclusion

Increase in representation of Black, Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and two or more communities in our US workforce4

  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
  4. Since 2019
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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 is in our DNA
We are relentless in the creation of great products
move fast
We move fast and embrace change
We collaborate deeply

Workplace recognitions

Forbes 2022 Worlds Best Employers
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2023
Forbes 2022 Worlds Top Female Friendly Companies
DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion 2022
America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity Newsweek 2023
2022 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
Best for Vets Employers 2022 Military Times
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Caring for our people

Building extraordinary teams and breakthrough innovations starts with caring for our employees and putting their welfare at the heart of all we do.

At Illumina, everyone can achieve and become more than they thought possible.

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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.


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


of new hires referred by Illumina employees


roles filled with internal candidates


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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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investing in our people

Investing in our people

Development is the catalyst for how we achieve success and become more than we ever thought possible—as individuals, as teams, and as an organization.

We aim to create the opportunities and environment to unlock the full potential of our people.

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Guided and supported at every step

Individuals own their development and are empowered to grow their strengths, learn beyond their discipline, and persue their own personal and professional growth path.

Leaders guide and support development by helping to define the path, providing access to resources, and growing individuals through coaching

Illumina invests in experiences, tools, and programs that help people achieve their aspirations and create a culture of development.

Genomics for good in action

From patents to patients: Meet the women making a difference at Illumina
From patents to patients: Meet the women making a difference at Illumina
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Life at Illumina Video
Interns-you will learn and work hard
Interns tell all: “You will learn hard and work hard”