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Helpful (4)

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
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Battelle Memorial

  1. Helpful (9)

    Had the opportunity to return for the nearly double my current salary and declined.......The company is doomed to die!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Battelle Memorial (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work opportunity...when the work is actually available! Technical staff is the backbone of the company, yet they get no support or recognition. Great place to learn to screw the feds out of money. Want to see a VP, just turn around. As they have nothing to do, they are everywhere!

    Cons

    Used to be a great research institution now just a self important management company. Want to get ahead, stab your friend in the back and use them as a stepping stone. Got a military background...we'll creat a VP position for you.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on bilking excessive funds from the federal government is no way to run a company Battelle is known for being overpriced and late on reports Why? Because battelle has too much senior management drawing exorbinant salaries. They all need to have their hands in the pie to justify their jobs. Try consolidaing you upper management positions and adding some technical staff instead of cutting your legs off reducing lower level jobs when times get tough.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people, heavy bureaucracy.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist III in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist III in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working around some of the brightest people in the world and working on projects of national importance. The technology, science, and exposure to real world problems is first rate.

    Cons

    Big fish in a small pond - there's nowhere else really to job shop against, and they know this. Salaries are pretty good once you get a few bumps, but people work here for decades, so promotions are slow. Layers of bureaucracy drag some people down.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to mitigate the "old boys network" that drives everything at the ALD and Division level and your employees will be much more productive and profitable.


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