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AlterG Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  1. "Regional Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlterG full-time

    Pros

    Great products that can really helps patients and athletes

    Cons

    the high price point makes for a tough sell.


  2. "AlterG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlterG full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative products to help people

    Cons

    Small company with small company issues

    Advice to Management

    Stick with it

  3. Helpful (3)

    "run far and fast away from this company"

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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 AlterG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cool Product
    Free snacks and drinks from Costco (but they disappear 2 days after delivery)
    Free gym at the company, can use the AlterG or attend yoga 1x week
    Quarterly team lunches
    Great customers
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low morale
    Departments have to take turns cleaning the kitchen
    Micro managers
    IT spying on your work
    No vision for the company
    No investment or appreciation toward employees
    Promotions/raises only given if employee attempts to leave
    Management preventing growth, keeping it at small/capital equipment business
    1990s office environment
    Sales process changes every quarter
    Below market salary

    Advice to Management

    Congrats on entering the digital age with the release of analytics and gait training. Welcome to 2017. Now 's the time to catch up with the rest of the world and use data to advance your business. Consider big data or ai. Consider ways to constantly reinvent and innovate the product and how you work.

    Grow beyond just a capital equipment company. The technology is so great and so many people could be using it. Go beyond capital equipment or burying yourself in a niche market to help more people. Now's the time to be better than you are.

    Recognize the people behind the product. Be proactive and reach out to employees about their career and growth with the company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Remsberg = Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AlterG full-time

    Pros

    Amazing technology. Unique product.
    Great product, great customers

    Cons

    Board is clueless as to have inept the management team is. Current CEO is untrustworthy with poor reputation globally.
    No plan to bring company to next level, poor morale, poor direction, no awareness of how to grow business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Extensive learning opportunities"

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, there's more work than bodies to fill. Flexible work schedule. If you are a go getter, have excellent discipline and organizational skills, you will be successful.

    Cons

    Little room for internal growth, pay is lower than industry standard, lack of transparency, low moral.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about company goals, regardless of if it's negative or not. Employees aren't potential leads.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my co-workers

    Cons

    When they say they are going to be transparent and open with employees they aren't.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and mean what you say!


  7. "Account Receivable Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Account Receivable Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Account Receivable Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with.
    There's a gym!
    Flexible schedule.
    Free food!

    Cons

    No transparency.
    Do what you say and say what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency please.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent product in a growing industry sector of Rehabilitation.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities to advance internally within the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great, until they eliminated my job"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AlterG full-time

    Pros

    They treat their employees decently.
    Management shares information about the company financial state.
    Product legitimately helps people -- feels good to be a part of the company.
    Free drinks and snacks.
    Employees are encouraged to live healthy, time allowed for exercise.
    Genuinely nice people to work with.
    Previous issues with company vision have been solved by 12/15 reorganization.

    Cons

    The company eliminated all new product engineering (laid off entire engineering group in December 2015).
    No one in senior management has a deep product development background.
    Decision making is sometimes based on anecdotes (n=1) rather than vision or data.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the hell out of existing products (which remain unique and in demand).
    Get to a position of financial strength.
    Figure out how to innovate in a slow-growth business.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay far, far away!"

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

    I worked at AlterG full-time

    Pros

    Unbelievable technology that makes impacting, life-changing results to patients who've suffered from a variety of injuries or conditions. Great to be able to name drop such celebrities/athletes like LeBron, Kobe, and Tom Brady as people who have benefited from AlterG technology. Definitely a 'wow' factor when talking to therapists.

    Unbelievable marketing team. Never met a company who was more dedicated to brand awareness and solid marketing campaigns. They'll try anything once and admit when something doesn't work. They are the best department in the company without question.

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees in 2015. 16+ folks have either been let go or left since beginning of the year and not one person in upper management has taken a look internally to address the negative culture shift since the beginning of the year. There's always an excuse and it's always somebody else's fault. Upper management is completely disconnected from the field staff and never takes any recommendations under consideration like they used to. There is never any information provided from upper management on the financial state of the company no matter how many times the sales reps or other employees have requested it. The job is no longer fun. Management tries to intensely micromanage the sales staff, squabble over expenses while others in upper management have no such accountability and are free to spend as they see fit. There's no clinical support and what staff is available is stretched thin. Quotas are unrealistic and impossible to make good money but management asks you to 'own your number' despite attempts to make quotas and revenue targets more achievable. If you're not part of the 'frat boy club,' you'll find yourself out of work fast.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent! Like your kids, when you withhold pertinent information despite asking several different ways, people see right through it. Good or bad, the financial well-being of the company should always be disclosed to the staff at the beginning/end of each quarter to actually know what's happening behind the scenes.

    Stop hiring sales reps with no med device background. Not only are they unprepared for how challenging this sale actually is, they're not open to coaching and critique. They're just cocky little a-holes that everyone else hates.

    PAY BETTER. You drive your sales staff into the ground with insane travel requests, fighting over pennies on an expense report, and intense micromanagement. If you're going to advertise these sales roles as mid-senior level, you better start paying like it instead of entry-level wages.

    Develop a new product. Treadmills only go so far in the Private Practice market. Hopefully you can increase the portfolio offerings to make AlterG cool again instead of just asking the sales staff to justify a huge price increase without any improvements.


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