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Time Off and a Connection

Illumina is one of the top spots to work in IT, according to Computerworld. It comes in at ninth on the list of midsize organizations — between 1,001 and 4,999 employees — to work at.

In a related profile of the company, Computerworld says that what IT workers like about Illumina is its flexible approach to time off and how it cultivates a personal connection between employees and what the company is pursuing, even the non-scientists. Computerworld notes that Illumina doesn't offer a set number of vacation days and does provide up to 30 days off to handle a personal crisis. At the same time, Norm Fjeldheim, senior vice president and CIO at Illumina, tells Computerworld that not only do IT workers there help the company run smoothly, they are also involved in the development of the company's products.

"There's not a person in IT that doesn't have a personal connection — either they've had health issues or their family member or friend has," Fjeldheim tells it. "Illumina is all about being able to change that course and make life better. Being part of that change in health care is very empowering to people."