Alere

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3 people found this helpful  

Good company to work for if you don't have a family

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Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Scarborough, ME
Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Scarborough, ME

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

Pros

Great health benefits, PTO was awesome, great group of people to work with, and they really took the time to train me properly.

Cons

Work life balance is way off. I was away from home every week Monday through Friday. Since I wasn't a member of the sales team, they didn't really seem to care about supporting my section. They were constantly talking about getting rid of my section because it did not fall into the overall plan of the company which added its own stress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your technical team is just as important as your sales team. Yes, sales can sell as much as they want, but if you can't support it you really fall short of the competition.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The recent management firings were a positive step.

    Cons

    I came i through Biosite and it was a good company until it became part of Alere. Horrific management, absurdly unrealistic goals, management through intimidation, inability to manufacture, and shift toward unproductive and time consuming busy work have rendered the old Biosite co. into a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your recent firings of two clueless and ineffective managers was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the best have already left and you've got little to work with. Especially since you screwed up Triage by trying to save a little money. You'd be better off not to make the many promises you can't keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lip service pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent Coworkers, company sponsored activities,

    Cons

    Indecisive, poor management, Lack of trust in employees, constantly changing focus, says one thing and does another, Claims to care for customer but does exact opposite, and has management, no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan before you implement, and actually focus on your customers don't just say you are, spend time to actually train your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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