Alere

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Good company in general

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Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Alere full-time (more than an year)

Pros

the money, flexibility in schedule; working with the most senior executive on important initiatives; making an impact in the direction healthcare will likely go.

Cons

professionals should be allowed to run with it a bit more; too many puffed up VPs who blather on and on; too many moves of staff that seem to be designed to provide ways to exit people; not enough feedback to people about how they are faring in the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect your strategic thinkers; not everything can be known with certainty, the sales flash is a guess and a waste of time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Contract Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Alere full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Collaborative and positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Contract positions have minimal discussions of possible extension/timeline, etc....but that's the nature of many contract positions in general so it's not necessarily a negative against them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A bit difficult to handle the training, could get better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alere

    Pros

    You're helping people quit smoking.

    Cons

    Crazy amounts of micromanaging. One time my colleague was told over the phone by a customer that his nickname was "Square". And she confirmed by asking, "So, you mean spelled like the side of a cube? Typical spelling of the word 'square'?"He confirmed and so she typed it in. She "failed" the call for not spelling the name back to him. Ha!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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