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Alere Reviews

Updated January 23, 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"

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    • 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. "Hanging on to See What the Future Brings"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alere is a company with many great team members, and the potential for a bright future. Our products are innovative, and they help many people throughout the globe.

    Cons

    Cost drives everything...sometimes this means that little things that would make a huge difference get left by the wayside.


  3. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Normal challenges as company continues to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Independence & salary, poor job security"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fascinating for science-oriented minds; cutting-edge technology/products, salary was good and bonuses as well (though they could vary wildly from quarter to quarter depending on territorial performance)

    Cons

    Poor job security, always buying and/or selling various companies, sense of things always being in flux and that neither your (or your manager's) job was secure; typical caveats of working for a big multi-branched worldwide operation

    Advice to Management

    Too much black/white thinking, need to be more open to new ideas, don't keep lowering commission structure for sales


  6. "Research Enviornment"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of resource can be found at Alere

    Cons

    Too many groups has to be involved to complete the tasks


  7. "Alere"

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    Former Employee - RN Field Nurse in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RN Field Nurse in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alere (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant management to work with since they listened to what you and your patients have to say. Ready to listen.

    Cons

    Not competitive pay rates since it was a pay per case or care load. Home Care rates were low.

    Advice to Management

    None they were very kind and nice and listened to me any time I had questions or concerns,


  8. "Fast paced, a lot of responsibilities, on your feet for 12 straight hours in green room as a lead technician"

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    Former Employee - Lead Technician
    Former Employee - Lead Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria hot lunches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Cons

    The chaotic scheduling = high turn over employee rate. Long 12 hour shifts. . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    Better training for lead technicians. Streamline some processes to eliminate waste of time and resources..."knowledge is power"


  9. "Friendly environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment and managers are great to work with. The benefits were great as I was able to have 2 personal days allowing me to not have to take PTO for appointments and such.

    Cons

    Raises weren't great at all. It's difficult to live on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis. No career advancement in the department I was in.


  10. "Wellbeing coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular hours, good communication, team bonding activities, thorough training

    Cons

    Low pay, job was boring occasionally


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of uncertainty now"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customers, many good products superior marketing department . Proud of the work I do to provide better patient care. Customers all in all like the products and are happy with customer support

    Cons

    Instability with the Abbott acquisition makes the environment stressful now. Some products need a more broad menu line. Lots of reports.



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