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Questionable company practices

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Former Employee - Care Manager  in  Lakewood, CO
Former Employee - Care Manager in Lakewood, CO

I worked at Alere full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Potential to provide information and education to benefit patients in need. Ability to work remotely from home, although this is a very double edged situation due to the micromanagement.

Cons

Questionable misleading practice of having Nurses identify themselves as working for insurance company which they do not, so called "branded clients", are insurance companies that do not want patient to know this "disease management is being outsourced. Personal Health Information is being solicited from patients without the patient being fully informed of what company is collecting data or for what purpose this aggregate data is being collected. Nurses are placing themselves between the patient and their physician. Terrible micromanagement and inexperienced nurses placed in management positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the practice of Nurses misleading the people they are calling about what company is gathering personal health information. This practice does not seem ethical, people should be informed of what company is requesting their personal information so they can make an informed decision to participate or not.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Amazed at how Alere is managed..

    Current Employee - Care Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Care Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good job helping people get better.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and is not in true with what happens with middle managers or just does not care. I have noticed since Alere bought his company employees are the last priority. There is no rthym or reason to the decisions managers or supervisors make. There is NO- I mean zero chance to advance in this company. It is only by who you know and who likes you. Promotions are not done by qualifications- and yes I have advanced degrees. It is all about work productivity and micromanaging. Nurses have no say and get looked over when when are the worker ants for Alere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's about time you take some time to "care for your own". Unhappy employees equals unhappy customers and clients. Look at why you are losing money, with all the cuts you have done you are still in the red, maybe it is an internal problem. Stop hiring people for management positions from the outside and promote from within. It saves you money and the person already knows the programs- good and bad.

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    research scientist for a device company

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    there is a good work life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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