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Good Company

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Former Employee - Enrollment  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Enrollment in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

- Great healthcare company
- Leader in industry

Cons

- Limited internal growth
- Limited in types of opportunities available

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Ridiculous call reviews/requirements, big brother management style

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

    I worked at Alere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home is convenient most of the time. Pay is decent for entry level employees but not worth the stress.

    Cons

    Everything is micromanaged, management can see your computer and listen to all your phone calls at any time. There are requirements of 12 calls per day and each one can be "graded" based on a bullet point scale which is subjective to your own supervisor's interpretation of it. Every minute is stressful, you even have to keep track of time spent using the restroom in minute intervals each day. Too much time spent here and management calls to see what you are up to. Priority is given to suck ups who spend all their time in the office. Most employees were forced to work from home when I first started, therefore there was no in office option we could choose which was a huge disadvantage when it came to other job offers. As soon as Alere took over this company it all went down hill, there were mass layoffs and most of the vice presidents quit/were fired. If this isn't enough warning for you, feel free to work there and get massive headaches all day from the stress and "call center" atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone, start anew with people in the management positions who actually deserve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Textbook Example of the Law of Diminishing Returns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Alere

    Pros

    Good people, good ideas in theory (tobacco cessation and weight management), somewhat flexible schedule depending on your department needs, telecommuting for some people, central downtown location, easy transit access.

    Cons

    Salaries are far below competitive in many departments, promotion opportunities are limited (it's more about who you know and who likes you), many inefficient processes, rapidly declining employee morale, benefits cost more and cover less each year, unrealistic revenue goals (bonus payouts are rare, and aren't much to cheer about when they do happen).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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