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Alere Reviews

Updated November 15, 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. "Pretty decent."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people above me have my back. Lots of events. Some really good perks. People are for the most part friendly.

    Cons

    Awkward scheduling. Poor communication between teams to the point that it is detrimental to the company in it's entirety. Not much else


  2. "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.

  3. "Good - Embedded Software Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Technically team is good.

    Cons

    more work than you expect

    Advice to Management

    When we have more than 8 hrs work and that we try to complete, We expect the flexible work culture.


  4. "firmware engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Alere as a contractor

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    nothing to be specific as such


  5. "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.


  6. "Marketing director AP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast moving and quick decision making process

    Cons

    Overall lack of through business process


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good manager, creates a better working environment
    Good products for the reps to sell
    Flexible work schedule
    Innovative products, pretty big portfolio

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance, unless you live in Massachusetts
    Management is always changing focus on reps
    Upper management only cares about Abbott deal, reps are nervous for their jobs

  8. "Never a dull moment! Good things on the horizon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork driven environment. Great corporate culture

    Cons

    Sometimes changes take too much time to implement

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage & listen to employees.


  9. "Alere Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Area Business Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Area Business Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a Great work culture that fosters creativity and personal/professional development.

    Cons

    In comparison to our competition we have Limited Marketing Resources.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the business and expand.

    Alere Response

    Aug 16, 2017 – Director, Global Talent Acquisition

    Many thanks for your comments. Great tip on the marketing resources - I will ensure it gets passed on.


  10. "Production chemist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Alere as a contractor

    Pros

    I couldn't have asked for a better group of coworkers

    Cons

    Erratic and Unstable production schedule

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on the kaizen.


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