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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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    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 for 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
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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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