Battelle Memorial

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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 (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

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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 (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 (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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