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Alere Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • Upper management only cares about Abbott deal, reps are nervous for their jobs (in 17 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of employee perks, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    not a collaborative environment; all sites operate independently, not very consolidated as a business


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service"

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    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

    PTO, Hours of operation, Small call center

    Cons

    be careful in first 90 days will try to fire you for everything!

    Advice to Management

    More recoaching for employees under 90 days.

  3. "Technical Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Good products to facilitate quality patient care. Does not micromanage. Allows self direction.

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes disjointed.


  4. "Co-workers are good."

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    There is limited training for interns

    Advice to Management

    the accounting manager is very nice. But one supervisor doesn't like people fram Asia.


  5. "Alere Toxicology"

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    Current Employee - Specimen Accessioner in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Specimen Accessioner in Midlothian, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alere part-time

    Pros

    You can get a lot of extra hours dispite your original hours, as long as there is work.

    Cons

    At times a lot of work and no way to move up in the company.
    Rotating Mondays.


  6. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and team spirit.

    Cons

    The software system needs to be improved.


  7. "Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly. That's about it.

    Cons

    No real guidance from management. Even notifying management about fellow coworker(s) that aren't picking up slack based on limited training, nothing is done. Director looks like a deer in headlights.

    Advice to Management

    Use training budget to actually train people and stop punishing hard working people with the task of training others when they can be utilized for bigger projects.

  8. "good company, flexible job"

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    Current Employee - Quit Coach in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Quit Coach in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work from home full time, fulfilling work

    Cons

    Repetitive work, weird work hours


  9. "Very Dynamic Company And Team..."

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * I Have AMAZING Direct Report And Talent VP
    * Ability To Work In Industry That Is Thriving (Rapid Point Of Care Diagnostics)
    * Very Strong Team And Leadership
    * Ability To Work On Special Projects
    * Helped Created A Process That Will Be Used Globally

    Cons

    Not A Company Issue, However I Commute Daily, However I Actually EnJOY It...

    Advice to Management

    Continue To Invest In Talent Acquisition Initiatives...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job but had to get out!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed and easy going environment and work culture.
    Awesome colleagues

    Cons

    Terrible upper management
    Too many layoffs


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