Alere Health Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience over past 5 years.

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    Current Employee - ---  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - --- in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    WFH and flex time, interesting projects, wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    instability of organization. transition of many positions to parent company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time.

    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Not a good career move.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time

    Pros

    There are great people here. People that are knowledgeable and want to make a difference.

    Cons

    The company is all over the place. Disorganized because of all the acquisitions. Vision isn't clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Seems like there is loyalty to the incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    Former Employee - Nurse
    Former Employee - Nurse

    I worked at Alere Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work from home opportunities. Benefits and 401K are decent. Great Health Coaches

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Too many lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain long term employees

    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere Health

    Pros

    helping people with their healthcare

    Cons

    consider better communication with employees

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    ok company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time

    Pros

    workload/salary ok in this company

    Cons

    too much politics in this company

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Seven Years Wasted

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere Health

    Pros

    The company is in the health care field.

    Cons

    The company is not cutting edge when it comes to technology.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Massive layoffs. Twice the work with half the staff. Beware!!

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice building downtown, free coffee

    Cons

    Very low pay (hourly and salaried employees), weak benefits package, little opportunity or incentive to grow professionally, confusion and chaos at high levels... the list goes on. I worked for a small company called Alere Wellbeing that operated independently as a subsidiary of Alere Health, until the decision was made to integrate. I went from working for a small company (few hundred people) with all the perks, to working for a giant corporation of 17,000 in which the bottom line is king. Considering we are in the field of behavior change and this work requires a genuine interest in the health of others, this hasn't gone over well. Almost all of our talent has since left and the office feels like a ghost town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to Alere Health is to hire a change management consultant to avoid the myriad pitfalls which have stymied the success of the integration of Alere Wellbeing. Massive layoffs, staffing errors, miscommunication, poor forecasting, high turnover, and absolutely nothing being done to retain talent have resulted in a very immobilized workforce that is unable to follow through on key contract deliverables. We are floundering as a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very little support.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can work at home, on your own pretty much

    Cons

    The management is not receptive or approachable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't Win

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time

    Pros

    Employees here are very hardworking.

    Cons

    Employees are overworked, stressed and jumping ship. There is very little growth presented to employees if they want to achieve professional growth. Managers typically take all the credit for employees' work and employees rarely receive praises for their hardwork. No rewards system and lots of micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit were credit is due, appreciate your employees and their hard work. Promote within as opposed to seeking externally. It's not all about you. It's about the team, the company overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    New and Improving

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    Current Employee - Quit Coach  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Quit Coach in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alere Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some positions are wotr from home, training.

    Cons

    can't choose a suitable schedules for family life at first, working evenings and nights,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider work-life balance a choice more vast. Allowing more choices in scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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