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Six of One; Half a Dozen of Another

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Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time

Pros

The company itself is great. It has very good benefits plus there is a pension program in addition to a fantastic 401(K) plan with Vanguard.

Cons

When I first came on board with the company's office in Arlington, VA, it was a much different place from what it is now. The focus seemed to be more on taking care of people and, as a non-profit company, less on the skullduggery one might expect from 'for profit' companies. Unfortunately, as time went by and I had the opportunity to peer behind the veil, I found that staff members MUST ingratiate themselves to Management in order to have any hopes of moving up. It is favoritism that will get you places, not merit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some leadership classes; stop acting as though you are Battelle aristocracy; you expect staff members to do far too much Company business on their own time; recognize staff members for their merit and make such recognition meaningful; it would be inspirational to have a manager who knew something about their staff; the staff review / performance evaluation / career development roadmap are nothing more than a paper drill with little or no impact.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great collection of talented people, making it a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with - no back stabbing; exciting technologies and capabilities to tap into to solve problems, challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    You will thrive on your own capabilities, not many resources to help if you are struggling -- sink or swim environment. However, the talented people there do very well.

    Recommends
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you enjoy stress, politics, remaining stagnate, and the fear of being laid-off, Battelle is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Flexibility in work schedule.
    -Salary.
    -Excluding senior management, a very talented group of people to work alongside.

    Cons

    -Way, way, way too top heavy.
    -Constant, unnecessary stress of looming reductions in staff as a result of very poor management skills.
    -Little room for advancement.
    -Poor opportunities for training.
    -Extremely and overly bureaucratic, so much so, to the point of intefering with actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in the happiness of your employees, regard their suggestions, and value the exceptional talent they bring to the table. Recreate an environment that people actually want to work in. Greatly reduce all of the bureaucratic hoops because it only interferes with productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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