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Great company with limited vision.

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Former Employee - Protection Operations Specialist V  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Protection Operations Specialist V in Arlington, VA

I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Like any organization, it is as good as its people, and Battelle has very bright, dedicated, and creative employees. The philanthropic nature of its profit structure creates a sense of pride an purpose with every task and the pay is generous.

Cons

Upper management tends to maintain a "circle the wagons" business approach to looming government budget cuts instead of investing and exploring new business outside its comfort zone. The current management structure is heavy on top; the chain of command can be a bit fuzzy at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a chance on some new business ideas; step outside the box and grow by tapping into your greatest asset; your employees.

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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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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
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    Disapproves of CEO
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