Alere International Limited

Alere International Limited


About Alere

Alere is committed to delivering high-quality products and services that patients and providers can rely on for consistently accurate and actionable information. We deploy unique innovative technologies that not only transform diagnostic products, but also expand into new platforms and solutions with proven health and economic outcomes.

Our innovative diagnostics deliver reliable and actionable information, resulting in better clinical and economic healthcare outcomes globally.

Our socially-conscious business approach focuses on creating breakthrough, cost-effective diagnostic solutions that address the most intractable diseases for all populations in all corners of the world including infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and toxicology.

At Alere, we have a presence in many countries, and we offer a host of diagnostic-based health solutions that empower individuals from all parts of the world to live fuller, richer lives.


Alere’s Culture

Alere operates in a fast-paced, ever-changing, fiercely competitive environment. To succeed as a high performing global enterprise, we are joining forces as One Alere. This means we strongly agree, and act on, the driving values behind our mission.

Having a strong and cohesive culture makes achieving our mission possible. Our culture is a driving force behind an employee's engagement and performance, and ultimately, our success in the markets we serve. We engage deeply caring and talented employees who want to establish One Alere. They are people who make a difference, leading change in their teams and workplaces, and inspiring others to take action consistent with our culture pillars.

Building One Alere is a journey for us; we embrace transformational leaders and encourage all employees to reinforce the culture pillars in their daily work lives.


Quality touches everything we create, do and deliver. Healthcare professionals and patients depend on Alere for the highest quality products.

We empower employees to make the right choices with the patient in mind.  And our actions have a profound impact on people’s lives. 

We deliver new ideas that work.  We lead our industry by deploying transformational diagnostic products and health information solutions.   We do not chase the market – we create it.  We do not react - we lead.

Collaboration fuels our business.  Whether it happens between employees, partners or customers, collaboration unlocks innovation, insight, and engagement.

Sharing information is everyone’s responsibility.  It is a significant tool for greater engagement and strategic alignment.                           

Do the right things and get the right things done.  We believe it is up to us, and none other, to ensure success.  Creating higher levels of ownership engages and empowers us to do all that we can to ensure results are achieved.

Alere in Ireland

Alere International Limited (AIL) is located on the outskirts of Galway city, a thriving, cultural and educated city on Ireland’s west coast. Alere’s Galway operations play a significant role in delivering state of the art rapid diagnostics to patients around the world and are a central part of our global operations. AIL currently employs a skilled and growing workforce of 170 throughout a wide range of functions including: Customer service, Supply chain, Purchasing, Quality, Technical support, Finance, Legal, HR and Marketing.


Alere as an employer

We are on a mission to be the best at delivering reliable and actionable information through rapid diagnostic tests. Our secret advantage lies in our talented, diverse and passionate workforce. We engage high performers who focus on the customer’s needs and stretch outside their comfort zones to achieve great results. They leverage their strengths and are comfortable challenging the status quo and each other. Across the globe, highly collaborative teams are bringing innovative solutions to customers, patients and communities.

Alere has created a working environment which encourages employees to strive in their careers and to pursue their aspirations.

This type of environment is achieved by providing employees with opportunities for career advancement through creating individual goals, providing performance feedback and providing the option of further education with the aid of a financial subsidy.

The development of our employees is a priority to us at Alere. This is why we look internally for candidates for the company’s top positions. Employees who show ambition and focus towards their goals while possessing the attributes of a leader will be recommended for promotion

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Alere International Limited reviews


Anonymous in Galway, Ireland
current employee in Oct 2018

The Best Bits

The people working in their are great and friendly

Things to improve

Work life balance could be improved especially since Abbott took us over last year


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Great place to work and get experience, but no long-term development

Anonymous in Galway, Ireland
current employee in Aug 2017

The Best Bits

Friendly and collaborative work environment, good work life balance, social activities

Things to improve

Career progression opportunities limited to some departments, IT infrastructure to meet higher demands


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Employee in PR in Galway, Ireland
former employee in 2015

The Best Bits

Team interaction and working with various EMEA countries -internationally very savvy

Things to improve

Creativity and current challenges + heavy on medical regulatory affairs


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