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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 for 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

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Battelle Memorial for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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 for 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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