Battelle Memorial Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Battelle Memorial President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth
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Pros
  • It has very good benefits plus there is a pension program in addition to a fantastic 401(K) plan with Vanguard (in 13 reviews)

  • Decent pay and terrific work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Excessive layers of management at Battelle (in 6 reviews)

  • The company is hugely upper-management overweight (in 10 reviews)

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  1. BATTELLE

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    Former Employee - COAST GUARD CBR SUPPORT in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - COAST GUARD CBR SUPPORT in Portsmouth, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very professional company. Greater leadership at all levels. Leadership is receptive to employee's input. Management genuinely cares about the personnel employed by Battelle. The company offers great health and dental benefits, in addition to significant pay.

    Cons

    Thoroughly enjoyed working with Battelle. I have no negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. Scientist.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Battelle Memorial as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    World class facilities, excellent compensation

    Cons

    The local cultural scene is bleak.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for more community cultural opportunities.


  3. Great company with pension still intact

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I work at a government location as a Battelle contractor. Battelle is considered one of the best contracting company around. They value their employees and show it with a pension that is still intact decades after similar companies have phased theirs out. They negotiate great salaries for their employees and really went to bat for us when the government shut down last year. We were one of the only contracting companies that continued to pay employees during shut down.

    Cons

    Second-class citizen when viewed against government employees (FTEs).


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  5. Principal consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment and recognition for hard work

    Cons

    lack of mobility within the company


  6. Research

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Intern - Research in Dunwoody, GA

    I worked at Battelle Memorial as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Brilliant people -Non-profit status and mindset means the quality and motivations behind the work go first -Great benefits -Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    -Large organization -Some bloat in middle management

    Advice to Management

    Try to watch the amount of bloat and bureaucracy in middle management, otherwise I had an amazing experience at Battelle!


  7. Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Finance in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Battelle is great. After a couple months of working there one feels fully engaged in the business model and doing thing to help make the company more profitable becomes top priority.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides. Working here has a smaller scale feel than most other financial internships when compared to ones at financial institutions

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to find ways to keep employees engaged and looking for positive solutions to each and every problem.


  8. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Battelle Memorial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a business intern at Battelle and truly enjoyed my experience there! A good place for any student looking to take their first step into the business world. Decent pay along with a great group of people made this a valuable learning experience. Plus the company does some pretty neat things!

    Cons

    Did not really see any cons.


  9. Battelle is a good place to work...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation can be challenging depending on business line


  10. Very Satisfied

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Encourage different departments to interact with each other


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.



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