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Alere Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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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. "They no longer exist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it!"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Patient Educator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of now


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great place to work"

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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

    There are a lot of great people who work here. HR is doing their best to make campus life more fun and less negative.

    Cons

    No career development. Executive leadership only cares about themselves. They don't offer fair compensation. They only offer an annual bonus structure and stock options to senior management. The pending acquisition with Abbott has caused a great deal of uncertainty. Instead or providing reassurance, they continue to leave current employees in the dark. Moral is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and fairly!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Alere Toxicology"

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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

    Not many these days, except for great coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership, inconsistent processes, hardworking loyal employees are unappreciated. Unrealistic expectations & pressure from the top down brings an overwhelming amount of stress creating an anxious even hostile environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    There are good loyal talented people among you at all levels, take their feedback for improvement seriously. Realize they are in the day to day and are more intelligent than you give them credit for.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, promised opportunity to advanced but didn't focus on training employees"

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

    Pros

    If you are desperate and right out of college and poor management means there's a bit of freedom there to do as you please

    Cons

    Everything. The pee, the smell, the people, the job, the hopelessness is it all. The pee is the worst thing there don't do it

    Advice to Management

    You have to invest in your employees or your turn over rate will continue and stop over working them

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run as far as you can from this job as fast as you can."

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    Former Employee - Quit Coach III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quit Coach III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, high stress, micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether to be a call center or a place that provides high quality smoking cessation counseling.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "high turnover"

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    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


  10. "Pretty good place to work"

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    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


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