Alere Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Too many buyouts!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Competitive salaries. Good products that add value for the client.

    Cons

    Little to no transparency. Lots of company secrets that creates an environment of mistrust. This company has been bought and sold 4 times within the last 5 years. Too much! Lots of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it. Be honest.


  2. Regulatory contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The staff here is friendly and knowledgeable. Coworkers are easy to get along with. Seniors are ready to teach and advise as needed.

    Cons

    The department is small. If you are looking for growth within the department, it may take some time. But there is a lot to learn.


  3. Not ideal for anyone who has career aspirations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Gretna, LA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Gretna, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lab Manager was wonderful -Work was relatively easy -Christmas bonus -Turkey during Thanksgiving -Paid holidays

    Cons

    -Tedious work -Work on Saturday -Lazy coworkers -Work environment was unprofessional at times -All female lab area -Very little room for advancement -More a job than a career

    Advice to Management

    There is far too much gossiping and bickering among lab techs. It created a very unprofessional work environment.


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  5. Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good collaboration. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Does things the way they've always done them.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box.


  6. Alere Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemistry Lab Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Chemistry Lab Manager in San Diego, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Growth and Advancement. New projects and products in the pipeline

    Cons

    Stressful working environment. Blaming culture when products did not go as planned Highly politic management style

    Advice to Management

    Changing the working culture to promote focus and honest discussions


  7. IT Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Loving it.

    Cons

    None I can think of


  8. Wasn't for me

    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist II in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist II in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Alere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Environment was clean and productive.

    Cons

    Far to much paper work. Not enough room for growth. Co-worker nor management was kind or willing to help.


  9. Packaging

    Current Employee - Packager in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Packager in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay rate, seems fare for now as a start ing salary

    Cons

    Benefits, 41k & family sick leave

    Advice to Management

    I believe all jobs should have a retirement plan.


  10. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible hours (great work/life balance) -Decent compensation -Good Benefits (medical, vision, dental, 401k match, ESPP)

    Cons

    -Lack of Individual Growth Strategy -Lots of employee turnover through company restructures

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with lower level employees about the vision and strategy of the company. More focus on individual growth and career progression.


  11. Specimen Accessioner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    You gain valuable laboratory experience to help you in the future. Enjoyed my coworkers Good work schedule and plenty of overtime

    Cons

    The pay is not that great Workload can be very heavy at times Most of the time you work past your scheduled shift Not much opportunity to grow. You never really know what's going on within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs better communication skills. They need to value their employees more for the work they do and be more involved.



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