Battelle Memorial

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Battelle Memorial Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
183 Reviews
3.2
183 Reviews
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Battelle Memorial President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits (though they have changed to meet industry norms) (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and the work life balance is also great (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There are way too many layers of management and their only concern is to further their own careers not to look out for their direct reports (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is top heavy and constant restructuring was frustrating (in 10 reviews)

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18 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Battelle is a good place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial

    Pros

    Provides a challenging work environment, encourages professional development and rewards for work performance

    Cons

    Compensation can be challenging depending on business line

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Battelle Memorial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, atmosphere, encouraging environment, mentor programs, employee resource groups available, cafeteria on-site, CEO is visible and well liked, along with VPs, gives back to the communities we live in, offers a lot of opportunities to get involved outside of work with colleagues.

    Cons

    During the government shutdown people had to take PTO and a lot of people were worried about jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage different departments to interact with each other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A non profit defense contractor that breaks the mold starting by its definition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Battelle Memorial as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Battelle is a great group of individuals with a wide range of technical know how. By their charter, they approach things a little differently than many groups in the same niche. Certainly falls into the 'quiet company' that might get missed because they don't make a lot of noise, but honestly, they don't need to. Excellent work life balance, and are located in a very interesting city both for the young professional and more established family oriented individuals.

    Cons

    They tend not to have the same name recognition as competitors, which is both a positive and a negative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Would work there again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Personal life balance, flexible work schedule, good benefits, training

    Cons

    There are a lot of reorgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Place with Integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work environment; nice people, very well educated and accomplished
    Very good benefits (though they have changed to meet industry norms)
    Good work/life balance - able to work from home
    Nice physical environment
    They don't boot you out the door when the contract is up. They look for alternate placement and keep staff on overhead for a good while.

    Cons

    Very much male dominated.
    Like many companies, it offers little in the way of career paths.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CBRN Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CBRN Analyst in Carolina, NC
    Former Employee - CBRN Analyst in Carolina, NC

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits, excellent communication, many opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement if you are willing to move periodically. Leadership and Management frequently seeks input from all levels on internal process improvements, future business plans, and quality of life issues. Company gives performance awards and annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Not enough career opportunities in my business unit within my specific geographical area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to train all employees in "business building".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for techinical, scientific staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is slightly above average. Work is incredibly diverse with opportunities in multiple fields located across the country.

    Cons

    An older company slow to adapt to new ways of doing business. Like the mechanic who can fix anyone's car, but drives a clunker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on fixing it's house. Doing great work for clients...but not taking its own advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee centered and very supportive of it's staff and their whole person.
    Safety Conscious, a must within the R&D arena.
    Philanthropic, one of the most generous corporations I know.

    Cons

    Very large and diverse, almost too diverse
    Management Structure is too convoluted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stream line up channel communications for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Supportive, and professional work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Protection Specialist in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Protection Specialist in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives back to community. Innovative, Supportive

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    not-for profit, philanthropic, diverse, above average salary, support for job advancement, ecentric people

    Cons

    subject to government budgets for new contracts, seem to be constantly reorganizing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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