Battelle Memorial

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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 (more than an 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
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Battelle is a great place for junior and beginning workers to get experience in procurement in a variety of different projects. Procurement personnel will get hands on experience dealing with vendors and managing projects

    Cons

    There is not a lot of movement once you are in a position and no flexibility to learn new roles in different departments which would only benefit the company. There are a lot of politics that are played and communication does not work well which leads to rumors and paranoid workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, heavy bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Scientist III in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist III in Richland, WA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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