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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 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
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  1. 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a good place to be from... Better if you're technical...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * still has a pension and 401K (pension doesn't matter much anymore to younger staff)
    * on-site gym
    * great opportunities for tech staff to work on a variety of impactful projects

    Cons

    * support staff are significantly undervalued
    * a chosen few advance by stepping on others and getting rid of them when they get in the way
    * much better for technical staff than support
    * largely putting all of their eggs in the government basket foretells a crash and burn if/when fiscal cliff happens
    * used to be a good place to work - now it's a good place to be from

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to be cost-competitive w/ other companies - focus on increasing commercial business (or does Battelle really just want to be known for managing labs)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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