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Alere Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Ability to work from home was nice (in 23 reviews)

  • Owsen culture, work life balance (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of upper management bickering and backstabbing (in 15 reviews)

  • There isn't much room for growth (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Friendly environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leads are all very supportive

    Cons

    No arguments inside the facility

    Advice to Management

    Full support to the employee

    Alere Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – VP, Global Talent Management

    Thank you for the review of your employment experience at Alere. So good to hear that you're having a good experience at your site and feeling supported by others - thanks for being part of the ... More


  2. "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Scarborough, ME
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Scarborough, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in upper management, cross training into different departments needed to allow great EE to become greater

    Cons

    hard to advance, pay is minimal end in production

    Advice to Management

    cross training into different departments


  3. "high turnover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AE PG
    Current Employee - AE PG
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    molecular products are cutting edge

    Cons

    management is lacking as far as knowledge of customers, and employee motivation


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  5. "IN DEEP TROUBLE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Working with people who have the passion to make a change to make this company better

    Cons

    - Outdated electronic systems
    - Battle with Abbott
    - Very "silo" culture - no communication or benchmarking with other Alere sites
    - NO ACCOUNTABILITY

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  6. "Smoking Cessation Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Free to work from home

    Cons

    Your every word will be recorded and your every minute will be watched and counted. You'll feel like you're being spied on in your own home. You will be required to speak to a minimum number of people each day, regardless of how much close impact you feel you're having on the clients - you're not really a counselor, you're a nicotine replacement therapy drug pusher. You'll be asked to never say anything negative or derogatory about tobacco companies. Believe it or not.

    Advice to Management

    Stop calling yourselves counselors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acct Manager
    Former Employee - Acct Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have some good products and technology

    Cons

    Management has no clue on what they are doing. Mgrs lie to get ahead, dont value their employees, dont develop, its all about "ME". Production issue with key products, no good reporting system, can get reports and commissions out on time which are paid 90+ days after the quarter

    Advice to Management

    Look at yourself, quit looking to be bought and concentrate on the people you have, lots of talented people have left due to your leadership.


  8. "Be careful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Some bright colleagues. Lots of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional authoritative management. Work overload. Little attention given to employee growth.


  9. "Technical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical
    Former Employee - Technical
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The teams were staffed with good people that wanted to make things better. They were talented and dedicated.

    Cons

    Management was toxic. Everything from Manager to CEO was inept and dishonest. The GIS organization was "lead" by someone who didn't want the job and clearly could not do it. He divided his teams and and created silos. He protected legacy people that were not performing and punished the newer high performing teams. Lots of upper management bickering and backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and go back to the little companies that you came from. You obviously are not capable of performing at an enterprise level.


  10. "No room for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registration Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Registration Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home was nice

    Cons

    Location was difficult to get to for work.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough visibility to say anything


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No Positive Leadership in San Diego"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Good and friendly co-workers; nice schedule; excellent cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Awful leadership with no direction at management level in some departments; Hassled over their own Work/Life balance culture statement; Management went back on word many times; Many other negative issues over positive.



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