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Battelle Overview

Columbus, OH
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Research & Development
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for ... Read more

Mission: To translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefits.

Company Updates

  • Battelle Team Wins $23 million in Contract Awards for Microelectronics Security from U.S. Department of Defense

    Battelle Team Wins $23 million in Contract Awards for Microelectronics Security from U.S. Department of Defense

    Posted on Dec 6, 2017 Cyber hardware trust and assurance expertise proves key to new work COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 6, 2017)-Battelle will continue its work to help the nation keep counterfeit and untrustworthy integrated circuits and embedded systems out of the military supply chain.

  • Many new innovations are rapidly emerging onto the airline scene, or will be soon, such as Automated Screening Lanes and computed tomography (CT) technologies for checkpoints. Read how we're making that happen

    Promoting harmonisation of security standards and best practices across the globe | Airport Business

    The number one priority of all airports is, of course, the safety and security of travellers. Progressive airports are investing in new, advanced technologies designed to enhance security while ensuring an efficient, streamlined passenger process. With advancements in imaging technology and the anticipated increased use of 3D imaging systems, Battelle has been focusing on two key areas for development.

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Battelle – Why Work For Us?

Battelle is solving the world’s most pressing challenges. 

We deliver when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage laboratories, design and manufacture products, and deliver critical services for our clients – whether you are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up organization or a government agency. 

We are valued for our independence and ability to innovate.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Battelle's vision is to be a major force in science and technology discovery and in the translation of knowledge into innovative applications that have significant societal and economic impacts.

Steel industrialist Gordon Battelle provided for the Battelle Memorial Institute in his 1923 last will and testament after a career devoted to the idea that science and research can solve problems in business and society as a whole. His vision became our mission when we opened our doors six years later. 

Our Solvers

At Battelle, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have some of the brightest and most creative minds walking our hallways and working in our labs. Our employees – called “Solvers” for the solutions they provide to difficult challenges – are the glue that holds our company together and why we’re still here after more than 85 years. 

Battelle Innovation: Yesterday & Today

Much has changed in the world in the last 80+ years. But what has remained the same since Battelle opened its doors in 1929 is our commitment to solving the world’s most pressing issues with groundbreaking science and technology, and our focus on giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Every day, Battelle employees are called on to solve the toughest challenges, from security and healthcare to energy and the environment. Our founding mission is the same as it was 85 years ago – to bring those solutions to market and invest our profits for a greater purpose. It’s who we are. It’s what inspires us in all that we do.

When you join Battelle, you’re joining a team of committed professionals whose excellence is driven by Gordon Battelle’s founding vision and the core values that support it:

Accountability. We are responsible for our decisions and actions.

Agility. We execute swiftly to deliver valuable solutions to our clients.

Courage. We manage risks and do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.

Integrity. We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every decision and action.

Respect and Trust. We treat each other with dignity and equality to create a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

As a world-class science and technology organization, Battelle values teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration as a path to insight and excellence in our work. In addition, founder Gordon Battelle’s legacy lives on in our reputation as a caring employer, compassionate neighbor and conscientious community leader.

At Battelle, we have created a culture of excellence that benefits our employees, communities and environment. This plays out not just in our daily work and our commitment to furthering science and technology, but through our volunteerism and giving.

At Battelle you can expect to:

  • Work side-by-side with intelligent people who are passionate about delivering excellence in science and technology through an unwavering commitment to integrity and innovation.
  • Do inspiring work that solves some of the world's toughest challenges, with both government agencies and highly respected global commercial businesses.
  • Balance your professional and personal life to ensure success inside and outside of work.
  • Thrive in an organization that is strategically positioned for future growth and provides opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
  • Be a part of an organization fully committed to volunteerism, that invests in and provides our expertise to philanthropic causes and education.
  • Be recognized and rewarded for high performance through competitive compensation and benefit programs as well as meaningful employee recognition programs.

Join the Battelle team and start solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

A career at Battelle will challenge you to invent your future by working on life-changing projects and research, problem solving with and for our clients, and collaborating with exceptional colleagues—many of whom are world-renowned experts in their fields.

Join the Battelle Solver Team

Battelle "Solvers" are the people that wake up every day to solve the world's greatest challenges at Battelle. If you are interested in working with intelligent people who are passionate about delivering excellence in science and technology through an unwavering commitment to integrity and innovation, Battelle is the place for you.

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    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Battelle.


    Phone screen interview with HR. This consisted of basic resume review and talking about my experiences.

    Then I had another phone interview with a manager. It was a little more in depth about my resume and basic behavioral questions.

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