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Very Poor/Negative/Critical Work Environment

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

I have been working at Alere full-time

Pros

Great counselors/coworkers who try so hard to succeed and endeavor to match the ever changing, difficult call metrics the company forces upon them.

Cons

Counselors are micromanaged and nit-picked with a high level of abstract, confusing criticism. There is a high turn over of staff and this is a very stressful place to work overall. Lots of good workers get fired for things which make no sense. American Cancer Society use to have this Quit Smoking program before they transferred it to Alere and I suspect their negative management style has never actually left the place! ACS may still be the brains behind it which would explain alot.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This heavy handed pushy mgmt style has proven itself to be demoralizing to their employees and yet it never changes. The only reason they keep it is because there are so many young naiive people needing jobs, they can do whatever they want. *Beware*

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    My experience at Alere has been limited but pretty laid back.

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay is average. The culture is pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that good. Don't encourage growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting place to work

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    Former Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Alere full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bonus incentives, nice co workers and decent hours

    Cons

    Not a good place if you do not like making outbound calls feels like a sales place but it isn't

    Approves of CEO
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