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Alere Reviews

Updated September 19, 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. "Recptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and a great place to develop skills

    Cons

    health insurance is not great compared to other companies


  2. "Difficult to move"

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    Current Employee - Testing Services in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Testing Services in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping patients, upper senior management. Meaning the actual lead manager of the department.

    Cons

    Supervisors - If the supervisor isn't your direct supervisor, then pretty much you will get assistance with a call, or assistance with something wrong with the computer - but don't try and let them know you dislike your hours, or want out of the department, or that your supervisor really doesn't care, because it does NOT matter.

    Advice to Management

    They seriously need to look at the facts that are presented on paper. Some people take half of the calls that others take and there is no benefit to taking more calls or working harder. You might as well be a drone, or a mediocre employee. You will make the same.

  3. "Accessioner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my coworkers and schedule.

    Cons

    Dead end job. No hopes of moving up or cross training as promised in the Austin, TX lab. No merit/yearly raises.


  4. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Good products that can help a lot of people.

    Cons

    Poorly structured. For a corporate headquarters there is only a part time HR person, who does the bare minimum and ignores the needs of the staff. Don't work there.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  5. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    No cons to post at the time


  6. "Not a bad company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Quit Coach in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quit Coach in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    They have fair benefits for the most part, although there is still plenty to be desired

    Cons

    I would have liked for there to have been better benefits and more support for employees


  7. "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alere full-time

    Pros

    Lots of onsite perks including a gym, cafeteria, work-out classes, etc. People are great and most really want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Currently being bought out and going through a divestiture. Morale is lower than normal as people wait to see what happens. Not a lot of career growth overall.

  8. "Writes and performs validations, troubleshoots equipment."

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    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in South Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff, good community feel. Environment is usually relaxed. Many opportunities to develop experience.

    Cons

    Management is not very engaged. Department roles are unclear, very compartmentalized. Much work duplication, bad communication, inefficient work processes.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and be honest with yourselves.


  9. "They no longer exist"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work arrangements were very good.

    Cons

    Poor leadership made the job difficult.


  10. "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy with a competitive salary. Won't have to be in the office all the time doing busy work.

    Cons

    Poor management that's very immature. Saw a lot of breaks in confidentiality. Poor support for the team. Not a happy place.

    Advice to Management

    Be mature


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