Alere Accountable Care Solutions Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Alere Accountable Care Solutions President & CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions Sumit K. Nagpal
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  1. Fast Paced, Full of Energy and Working with Smarts!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company's highly engineering driven with just the right balance of processes not too heavy, not too loose. If you are a "getting things done" guy / gal, likes to work for a fast paced company with a built-in culture that focus on innovation, with all team open to adapting new market technologies.

    Cons

    Being a developer, it would be nice to see the company open-up more and more towards aggressively pushing beta-projects that the team have been building to the general market.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice is for management to keep improving processes as the company continue to learn and grow from each other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros, this was the worst job ever!

    Cons

    The product and the management.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Worst Experience Ever !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely NO PROS. Dont get fooled by MAC screens and laptops.

    Cons

    The Management is full of CONs. Please look into the history of this company, it started out as Wellogic then turned into Alere ACS and then to Aegle Care/Lumira. This company went through a huge Layoff during the month of Oct,2014. They lost good talent during the Layoff,(on the plus side , the guys layed off got some of the BEST jobs ever). Absolutely no sense of ETHICS, no decency when it comes to dealing with the employees and the number of LIES that the Upper Management and the Directors would tell one are ridiculous. Their whole strategy is to bait good people with large payslips , have absolutely ridiculous deadline with an ever changing target and burn people off. Never look back and run from the company and the horrible environment.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    Run away from fast ...

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None ..... None ..... None ..... None ..... None ..... None ..... None .....

    Cons

    The CEO, period!!! I've worked for this guy before at Wellogic and he is a nightmare. The CEO is a bully, period!!! He hires younger staff, and then bullies them to bully their direct reports. He couldn't manage wellogic, and he probably can't manage this company. Avoid this company, and just avoid this CEO whenever you can. It was his mis-management that caused staff to work long hours and very long days. Thinking that a huge Radiology module can be built in 6 months is ludicrous. Hiring an Architect right out of college with no real work experience was a mistake. That "architect" thinking that an app can be built only using UML was a mistake. Working for this CEO anywhere is a mistake you cannot afford to make,

    Advice to Management

    Get out of management, retire, and never darken the tech community ever again.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Lots of issues

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is very laid back. Management is definitely hands-off. They are very flexible with working from home, and most people are fine to work with.

    Cons

    The 5-star reviews on this site are clearly fake. No one talks like that in real life. The real truth is that management is a complete mess. One day, a feature is a must-have. The next day, it's cut. The priority management just isn't there. There are way too many meetings. So many that it gets hard to have time to even work. We constantly feel like we're being lied to by the upper level management. They will say anything to hang on to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you try revamping your process so that it actually works, instead of spending time posting fake 5-star ratings on here?


  7. Helpful (6)

    Lots of perks, but the devil is in the details

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great engineering team, some of the best and smartest people I've ever worked with. Fantastic office on the Charles River in Waltham. Lots of support for whatever for software, equipment, etc that you need. Free food and snacks. Many cool company outings. Compensation is high. As long as you get your work done, management is very hands off and flexible with working hours should you need it. The front end web architecture of the company's EHR application is cutting edge and has a great team supporting it.

    Cons

    The priorities of the company constantly change, and in order to meet deadlines, corners are cut everywhere. Planning and management is virtually non-existent. The constant shift in priorities causes late nights and weekends for almost the entire company on a regular basis, but engineering especially. People work long hours on nights and weekends for almost every release, which is about every 2 months. Many times those long hours could be easily avoided with very basic planning. The company used to be called Wellogic. You can find reviews on this site by searching for the old name in Waltham, MA. Alere ACS is the same company and is run by the same management team. There are more reviews than the ones here under the name Alere ACS. One of those older reviews suggests that you really do your research into the company before working here. I agree: If something seems too good to be true, dig deep and ask questions. This is a company that is a great place to work for a certain type of employee, but you need to know what you're getting into. Don't let the high salary they will offer you blind you to this.

    Advice to Management

    Make plans and stick to them. Don't overwork your employees.


  8. A Wonderful Place to Grow a Rewarding Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Free catered breakfast, lunch and snacks all day - An environment that cultivates a 'family' feel - A team of the smartest and most invested, passionate and innovative people in the industry, all working towards a common goal - Executive leadership that recognizes hard work, dedication and loyalty - The experience of working with a product that is queued to transform an entire industry. Valued at 800M through a recent analysis, this company is going nowhere but up and growing exponentially fast. It is very powerful to work for a company that creates such a transformative product. - Management that cares about what your passions and career path are. Movement around the company is based on your personal preferences and what you feel you have the most desire to be a part of.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be challenging at very isolated times. With passion for your job and your product often comes with a need to work extra hard to get something done, and to get it done right. There have been times when I worked on a weekend, but they were few and far in-between. And when I did, I feel that my work was recognized and over-rewarded by upper management. It made it more than worth it, it made me want to continue to show my dedication.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue what you are doing. You are leading a team through the navigation of an industry - all the way to the top. Your company-wide meetings constantly invigorate the team and remind us of how powerful it is to be where we are. Thank you for that!


  9. Great working experience with an innovative company.

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

    I have been working at Alere Accountable Care Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Has a great, collaborative working environment. Colleagues are friendly and the work culture is very familial. Everyone is very passionate about what they do - excellent & talented engineering team! Fast-paced and hard-working atmosphere with constant projects available to work on. Alere ACS provides employees with an amazing benefits package and compensation; as well as providing for free breakfast & lunch throughout the day. Lot of opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Waltham location can be tough on commute, would prefer a Cambridge-based location for convenience

    Advice to Management

    Brilliant management that wants to see company and employees excel



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