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Alere Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
10 Reviews
5.0
10 Reviews
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Alere Chairman, President, and CEO Ron Zwanziger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home so you don't have to face the people making your work life horrible (in 16 reviews)

  • The company is also very flexible about working from home, which adds greatly to achieving a work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management claims to want to be proactive but never seems to get out of reactive mode (in 6 reviews)

  • Awful health benefits, basically emergency coverage even for the more expensive plans (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    R&D

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere

    Pros

    Complete product development experience, from feasibility, analytical studies, clinical studies, to product transfer.

    Cons

    Great company to work for with a lot of personal growth.

  2.  

    This is a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere

    Pros

    Alere is led by high value leaders who care about the people that work there.

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly, well paid

    Cons

    slow in decision making, no raises

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  5.  

    Best job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great environment.

    Cons

    No cons nothing negative to say.

  6.  

    great company, some divisions in flux

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    alere has a great culture. some divisions are better than others. the company is going through a lot of changes. the womens health is dying off but there are great people there

    Cons

    lots of opportunities everywhere but the company is so large, you can't get from one division to the other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love this Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, honest. Clearly defined expectations.

    Cons

    Loss of employment due to layoff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a professional place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    The pluses were training, supportive supervisors and cooperative staff. They were also flexible when it came to talking time off.

    Cons

    Sometimes the sales goals were difficult to reach. They kept increasing the productivity goals but it was manageable but stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time for researching and followup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I have every worked for, until the aquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, the RnD department was a great technical learning experience, lots of fun activities, beer every friday. Just a fantastic place to work...

    Cons

    Until the aquisition, and everything slowly started to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to capture some of the culture that was lost. Multiple rounds of layoffs doesn't help.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Welcome to Corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Alere

    Pros

    Great pay for position in Atlanta area.

    Cons

    Awkward hours. Bad attendance policy. Short lunch breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Alere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Alere as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive and collaborative atmosphere!

    Cons

    none that i have encountered thus far with the actual company. As a temporary contract worker here, there's only the short-term nature of contract positions in general that I would have to say is a con for me right now but that's not specific to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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