Alere Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2020

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2.9
45%
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56%
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Alere Chief Executive Officer and President Namal Nawana (no image)
Namal Nawana
70 Ratings
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  • "Upper management knows of the poor behavior as they are part of the problem and nothing is ever done(in 25 reviews)

  • "no room for growth, and favoritism(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Sea, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would venture to say just about everything

    Cons

    Nothing really; it's a small company so...yet

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  2. "Former engineer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as other companies


  3. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Scarborough, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Congenial atmosphere. Solution oriented management.

    Cons

    The lab coat racks give static shocks.

  4. "Terrible company culture. High turnover. No long term potential if you want a satisfying workplace"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coffee, clean building, bring your own device wi-fi

    Cons

    Backstabbing culture. Employees are on a need to know basis because people are threatened by others’ knowledge. No collaboration. A manager sent out an email saying he would hold a “communications” meeting, but it would not be an opportunity to ask questions.

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  5. "No opportunity for growth"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    No weekends or nights, pay isn't awful but not great

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, high school cliques, poor training, disorganized

  6. "It was average"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SCM Coordinator in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Alere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual work outfit, Less hierarchy

    Cons

    Politics, Inefficient work system, Not so much salary

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  7. "Customer Services"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Specialist 

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

    Pros

    Benefits, quiet environment, small workforce

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, underpaid for amount of work and responsibilities

  8. Helpful (1)

    "New Alere"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and group of people

    Cons

    Everything else. Leadership sucks. Operations are even worse.

  9. "Great Overall Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Datacenter Operations Engineer in Coral Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible company to work for, good benefits and room for professional growth.

    Cons

    Not many cons but like any large company there are some road blocks and silos when it comes to completing your professional goals.

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  10. "Makes shortsighted decisions that negatively affect long term results"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Alere full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Had some good people, decent benefits

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth

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