Contractor/Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 18 October 2017
medical manufacturing facility attention to detail is a must when completing documentation. Work documents would be subject to audits by FDA was able to learn how to use many different machines used in the manufacturing process Sanitary environment to prevent contamination of products
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ME – 26 September 2017
Good overall place to work. I've worked there for about 5 years. It's very clean and vacation benefits is good. My only complaint is their are individuals who don't work but can "butter" up their supervisors get recognition while other who put in much more effort don't seem to be noticed at all.
Sr. Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 17 August 2017
I've only joined Alere recently but so far the environment is pleasant. From the initial phone interview to the first day of work, everyone at Alere makes me feel welcome, comfortable and wanted. The Talent Acquisition team is supportive, positive and has a great sense of humor. Everyone works hard and cares for each other.
Decent salary, in-house cafeteria, gym, and good benefits.
Director Global Talent Acquisition (Current Employee) – Europe – 17 August 2017
What a great company to work for - its fast, ever changing and provides huge opportunity for personal and professional development. I have a fantastic team who push themselves day in day out to deliver the very best they can - because we know that our work helps to save people's lives. I find senior leadership to be supportive, encouraging, focused and approachable. Working with like minded people is a real pleasure. it's great to come to work, enjoy doing what I do and making a difference. If this sounds like the type of company you'd like to be part of - get in touch!
great team culture, flexible beneftis, home working where appropriate, clear mission and values, a company that is making a significant difference to global health economies
None come to mind - it is a great company to work for
Employee (Current Employee) – United States – 16 August 2017
Never a dull moment round these parts. The work is challenging. The people are great. My experience with management is that they are engaging and do want to hear what you have to say. Its a teamwork driven culture and filled with persons who really want to make a difference within their personal and professional lives as well as in the industry. If you're looking to join a globally recognized leader within the health care industry...look no further!
Operator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 7 August 2017
I worked as an Operator at Alere(2nd Shift) by contract through a temp agency. I learned to operate and got certified on the 8 machines on a manual assembly line. Majority of the people there were helpful especially my lead because I asked him to teach me other things that most operators do not know such as documentation. He offered to take his time to let me learn and do it on my own with him double checking. Not everyone there will be your friend but the people that trained me were all very nice. This job is very easy but some leads can put pressure on you but it is manageable. I disliked that this job does not have any room for promotion and supervisor is not around when it is busy to see the hard worker that I really am. She was only around when it got slow and there was nothing to do. Therefore, I got laid off while some other workers who do not work as well as me got to stay. There is always going to be drama and rumors but that did not stop me from working. Besides that, the people there are fun to be around. I loved that they have their own gym that the employees get to use before or after work. I honestly miss and love working at Alere. In my opinion, it is probably MY favorite company I have ever worked for and I really hope I get to come back!
Don't waste the best years of your working life at Alere!!
Inside Sales (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – 7 July 2017
This company manages through a culture of fear and intimidation. There is no "dialogue." Or two-way communication. It's simply, "Do it this way or you'll get written up." Turnover in my division has been excessive and how is that surprising? Everyone I know has either left for a better opportunity or they are currently interviewing - including myself.
excellent team and opportunity to solve complex problems
Materials Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 1 June 2017
My position at Alere allows me to partner with various teams around the world solving complex problems creating point of care diagnostic consumables. I have been able to learn a great deal and contribute often.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS 66211 – 31 May 2017
Alere acquired the smaller company eScreen. eScreen had wonderful business practices that favored the employee; encouraged each employee to give their best. Alere took over and flex time stopped and micro management took over. Very oppressive environment when I left.
competitive compensation and benefits
strict adhersion to scheduled work hours, micro management, unreasonable daily quotas, insufficient training.