Alere Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. there are no respecting the jobs for the employee who is ben doing the work properly and they just hire asian people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Machine Tech I in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Machine Tech I in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Alere as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no reason to work here at all, there are no benefits for the employees even you work like every body else.

    Cons

    that is another problem not to work here because there are no challenging, all the promotion are got for friends and family of mangers and supervisors.which are making more that an operator with no experience at all.

    Advice to Management

    there are no advice at all if the management don't want to see more that there nose

  2. Great company

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly, well paid

    Cons

    slow in decision making, no raises

  3. Good entry level experience

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

    I have been working at Alere

    Pros

    Good experience if you are self motivated, co-workers, flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of training, communication, no recognition, Too many slackers, management favorites, unprofessionalism and HR.

    Advice to Management

    Give priority to loyal, hardworking employees and use them for knowledge to advance the company. Take time to communicate and give insentives to top employees who truly care about their work. Weed out people who are not team workers. Create an enviornment for growth and learning of your employees as they are key to your success.

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  5. From the frying pan into the fire!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My co-workers mad it possible to stay & work in this corporation

    Cons

    The supervisors & above are more interested in paying shareholders than really providing care to their clients. Recently sold to Optum, owned by United Healthcare-who 2 years ago fired 80,000 physician across the country without regard to the effect on their clients. they did this to get out of the Medicare business because they felt they were not making enough money. Just one example: they told an 87 year-old woman she would have to travel from south Broward County to Boca Raton for a new Primary Care Physician (PCP). Of course, she had no way of doing that, either financially or transportation-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at your employees & clients as WIDGITS and treat them as people. Put your bean-counters back in their place-in charge of finances, not quality health care. The registered nurses & health coaches are your porduct-show RESPECT! & APPRECIATION!

  6. Helpful (3)

    Until certain management changes, don't consider

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, good sense of service, decent benefits

    Cons

    extremely poor management, rampant turnover, higher leadership incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize Toxicology, revamp the current mentalities, focus on training, rewards for service and dedication, install competent HR

  7. Helpful (1)

    Gained experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interface Deployment Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Interface Deployment Specialist in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I switched job fields and the hiring manager took a chance on me. Alere is a great place to learn but too unstable to consider for a long term career. I'm convinced I'd like to stay in the healthcare IT industry. I've worked with many fantastic people - both co-workers and customers.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy, training is lacking, turnover is high among all levels of employees. I've had 4 bosses in less than 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect and appreciation to the workers. The frequent scolding don't inspire greatness in the workers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Alere full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None really the place is full of scum bags

    Cons

    Worst company ever. Don't work here!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and be professional

  9. Change is a prerequisite

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, Challenges, Empowerment, making a difference

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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??

  10. Good company but zero room for growth with in department

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Average salary.

    Cons

    Early/late hours for 24/7 customer support. High employee turn over. No existant managment

    Advice to Management

    Know the strengths of your empolyees. You should work for them not the other way around

  11. People I worked with are great, no career path

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

    I worked at Alere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with

    Cons

    Management, If there is a loss for the quarter, they will do 1 to 1 layoffs to match, NOT STABLE

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