Alere
2.4 of 5 100 reviews
www.alere.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Screwed up priorities, ineffective management.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsThere were some great people to work with. Willing to spend money on technology. Some upper management had the right priorities.

ConsMost upper management had no idea how to get IT work done in an enterprise management. Extremely poor decision making regarding priorities and technologies. Management was more concerned with protecting themselves than doing the right thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on doing the right thing rather than hiring your buddies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Low pay for credentials, stressful work environment, lack luster management

Registered Dietitian (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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


Pros: Being able to work from home is nice; and partially tax deductible. If you like waking up early or going… Cons: If you're an R.D. don't expect to have any wiggle room for clinical judgment. In this job you must "counsel" and complete calls in… Advice to Senior Management: Provide realistic opportunities for R.D.'s as far as career advancement and reimburse for the credentials and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Very Poor/Negative/Critical Work Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Alere full-time


Pros: Great counselors/coworkers who try so hard to succeed and endeavor to… 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… Advice to Senior Management: This heavy handed pushy mgmt style has proven itself to be demoralizing to their employees and yet it never changes. The… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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