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Benefits rapidly have been diminishing over the last few years, seems at times to be a bias towards male employees

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Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richland, WA
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richland, WA

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

Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible work schedule and okay benefits and the work is usually varied and interesting.

Cons

Lower level scientists are more and more burdened by the actual work yet receive little reward and are the most vulnerable when lay offs are on the horizon. Educational benefits (ie, tuition reimbursement) is being phased out and is harder to obtain. Pensions have been cut back in recent years, as well as the matched contribution to 401Ks. Upper management are almost always retained and promoted despite chronic poor performance, while early career scientists are readily laid off when funds are tight.

Advice to Management

Perhaps one piece of advice would be to force the retirement of those who are retirement age instead of providing them with obscene salaries, along with little expectation or metric that they will bring in grants and other sources of funding.

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  1. Great place for techinical, scientific staff.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    It's all who you know, not what you do.

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Possibility of working on cutting-edge projects, hopefully related to your field of interest or experience. Opportunities to work without much supervision and above your pay grade with little serious blow-back for failures. On site fitness center, dry cleaning, etc. Some managers allow flex time.

    Cons

    Read what you sign at hire--the paperwork that prohibits a second job also discriminates against hobbies, and some managers will force employees to drop outside interests and volunteering. Expect mandatory unpaid overtime, more the higher you go and including nights and weekends without warning. Getting on projects, promotions, etc. depends a lot more on who above you likes you than on actual performance. Discrimination and occasional bullying still present, some groups have severe morale problems.

    Advice to Management

    Require 360-degree reviews and read them. Top-down-only reviews invite abuse. Senior subject-matter experts are even less interchangeable than individuals at lower levels. In other words, seniority at Battelle does not automatically confer competence in areas where a person has no education, training, or experience, no matter how hard everyone pretends the emperor has new clothes.


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