Alere Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    • 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

  2. From the frying pan into the fire!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    Until certain management changes, don't consider

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, good sense of service, decent benefits

    Cons

    extremely poor management, rampant turnover, higher leadership incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Gained experience

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    None really the place is full of scum bags

    Cons

    Worst company ever. Don't work here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and be professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Change is a prerequisite

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    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)

    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 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??

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good company but zero room for growth with in department

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    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Average salary.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Best job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great environment.

    Cons

    No cons nothing negative to say.

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Alere is a results driven company but for the most part a good place to work.

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

    I worked at Alere full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Money and incentive is better than most companies in the same field. Flexibility in schedule is nice.

    Cons

    Not really any room for growth. No ability to self-manage, constantly being monitored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to get the work done, allow for more opportunities for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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