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Alere Chairman, President, and CEO Ron Zwanziger
Ron Zwanziger
65 Ratings
  • Technical support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Alere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people working with, ability to work from home. Very close team oriented workplace and coworkers are helpful

    Cons

    No opportunity to promote. So hard to get technical support specialist that you are pigeonheld and unable to go to different department. No rubric or scale to assess pay raises. No mointoring of calls. Raises and promotion or given based on popularity but no actual metrics since none are in place, but u will be told you are not meeting metrics. Constantly, buying companies and not paying attention to their products. Very little information known about new products

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to develop a way of assessig performance.


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    Senior Project Manager, R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alere in November 2014.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview that ensured that I had the experience in project management in a regulated industry that I claimed. That was followed by a 3 hour on-site interview with 3 different departments HR, Manufacturing and R&D. This interview was mostly behavioral. I attended a second on-site interview, 2 1/2 hours, that dug deeper into the specifics of what I had done in previous projects. I was also interviewed by several members of the actual team I would possibly lead. My final interview was with the global president of the division I would work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide three words/traits that you would use to describe yourself. Now provide an example of how each contributed to a negative project experience AND a positive project experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated on salary only; my counter was accepted.

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Website www.alere.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (ALR)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors BD, Healthways

When you really need an answer -- fast -- toss out the crystal ball and bring in Alere (formerly Inverness Medical Innovations). Alere offers both professional and consumer diagnostic tests as well as health management services. Its professional diagnostic products include tests for cancers, cardiovascular disease, drugs of abuse, infectious diseases, and women's health including pregnancy tests and fertility monitors. The firm's Alere Health division provides health management services including wellness programs, disease monitoring, and care coordination for ... More

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