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Alere Chairman, President, and CEO Ron Zwanziger
Ron Zwanziger
52 Ratings

    Change is a prerequisite

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time for more than 8 years


    Compensation, Benefits, Challenges, Empowerment, making a difference


    Change and uncertainty, but only if you can't handle it (change is good, we are told)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear company direction, One Alere is a good start but a long way to go, 2 priorities are Shareholders and Customer / Patient.......but who makes this happen? your employees of course.
    HR and Engineering has been imported through nepotism in San Diego, jobs for the boys, but how can this be justified? can green cards be bought??

    Negative Outlook
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Alere Interviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
Updated Jul 28, 2014

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    Customer Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Alere in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    A friend who works at Alere suggested I apply for an open position similar to his. I applied online, and he also sent a recommendation for me to the HR department. I was contacted for a telephone interview within a few days. My friend has enjoyed the challenges and culture at Alere and his description of his worked sounded like it would be a good opportunity for me.

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    • There weren't any difficult questions - the job seemed to be a good fit technically and socially. It turned out that the position payed far below my current position, so the interviewer and I agreed that it wouldn't make sense to proceed.   View Answer
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    Positive Experience
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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 patients... More

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