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"Good company to work for if you don't have a family"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Scarborough, ME
Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Scarborough, ME
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great health benefits, PTO was awesome, great group of people to work with, and they really took the time to train me properly.

Cons

Work life balance is way off. I was away from home every week Monday through Friday. Since I wasn't a member of the sales team, they didn't really seem to care about supporting my section. They were constantly talking about getting rid of my section because it did not fall into the overall plan of the company which added its own stress.

Advice to Management

Your technical team is just as important as your sales team. Yes, sales can sell as much as they want, but if you can't support it you really fall short of the competition.

Other Employee Reviews for Alere

  1. "Love this Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, honest. Clearly defined expectations.

    Cons

    Loss of employment due to layoff


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for years ago"

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

    I have been working at Alere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are still some hard-working, passionate people there

    Cons

    Inefficient and Ineffective
    Poor communication and execution
    Overworked, Underpaid, Undervalued
    Regular, mass layoffs replaced only to be replaced with temporary employees just there for a paycheck
    Declining culture

    Advice to Management

    Get it together

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