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Alere Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Ability to work from home was nice (in 24 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. "Roller coster company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are nice, they try to make it a fun and competitive environment without employees having to dig into their pockets.

    Cons

    Poor management without management experience. Broken promises. Favoritism is obvious in all departments and shows when promotions are given. They need more team building activities. Training team needed. No structured training for the site.

    Advice to Management

    Training for management


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales Coordinator in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales Coordinator in Portsmouth, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office moral. Very laid back managements and office atmosphere. No dress code is a plus as well. Daily lunches provided.

    Cons

    No growth potential unless you have been with the company for a long time. Management seems to have favoritism towards tenured employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in developing your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Watch Your Back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No pros since new CEO took over.

    Cons

    Management does not listen. Incompetent people are in charge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who do the work every day. They actually know better than you.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Pros/Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new structure of Global R&D has the potential of being great. I look forward to seeing it blossom with new product launches.

    Cons

    A fractured global product development was introduced as well as business unit PMO organizations. New, poorly articulated, undocumented deliverables for project management are being introduced that set the managers up for failure are the norm at the moment (demoralizing and shaming approach when the work does not meet PMOs desires).


  6. "VP, Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Area Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alere (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    innovative with market leading products

    Cons

    fragmented, to the fault, as a result of poorly thought out acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    do what you do best, always. No more, no less...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Culture has changed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walled Lake, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walled Lake, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really to comment on to be honest

    Cons

    Demanding Culture, no loyalty, company direction is always a guess with Namal...Selling? Change in focus constantly and no long tem goals. Fire drills everywhere and miserable environment to wok in. That about sums it up

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with more respect and without installing fear into them.


  8. "Human Resource"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great job. Great work life balance. Flex time and vacation accrual was good. Friendly people who care about you and your health.

    Cons

    Some managers should not be managers


  9. "Personal Health Coach RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Health Coach RN in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Personal Health Coach RN in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn as you go, be a very quick learner. Be proficient, and keep your head down.

    Cons

    Again, learn as you go, be a very quick learner. Also, be proficient, keep your head down, and keep quiet, even if you are encouraged to let management help you. It is better to ask than make a mistake but they tally as you go with them.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the worth of what you truly have in personnel collateral (this was the term I heard used a lot). Smiling faces sometimes they don't tell the truth, beware of the pat on the back; it just might hold you back. Your management teams play favorites, they won’t ask, they assume. There are no benefits of the doubt.


  10. "Marketing & Sales Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales Coordinator in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing & Sales Coordinator in Medford, MA

    I worked at Alere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful working environment, great cafeteria, variety of foods to choose from.

    Cons

    Strict working enviornment, being watched all day, employees not so friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a bit, increase salary.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Recruitment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced stressful, poo communication at times.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, "inner circle" cliques

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with tespecty


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