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Battelle Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  • Upper management puts up road blocks and company lacks transparency (in 25 reviews)

  • There are way too many layers of management and their only concern is to further their own careers not to look out for their direct reports (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Programmer in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Contract Programmer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Battelle as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking can be an issue sometimes, depending on where you are parking.


  2. "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Battelle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Battelle is super flexible with scheduling and the pay/benefits are very generous. I really enjoy all of my coworkers and you have the opportunity to pursue your own research so long as it fits into the mission of the department. There is so much opportunity to grow depending on the division you are in. There is no question that this is the best company I have ever gotten to work for.

    Cons

    I don't honestly have anything negative to say. Things can move slow due to the bureaucracy and red tape, but you'll have that anywhere that is a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    No Comments

  3. "Monitoring tech III"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Battelle as a contractor

    Pros

    Great pay and good health benefits

    Cons

    Long hours but can be manageable

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Battelle full-time

    Pros

    Battelle Memorial Institute promotes the most professional atmosphere. They have great ethics and great career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep selecting great management.


  5. "Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Battelle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was average in comparison with other companies. Provided real world research, testing, development, and design experience for all of the interns I had spoken to as well. Seemed to have a lot of room for individual growth as a research scientist or engineer.

    Cons

    Battelle is full of thousands of extremely intelligent people who seemed to be overqualified for a lot of the work they were doing. Many with multiple masters and doctorate degrees in various fields doing repetitive, mundane, intern type work.

    Advice to Management

    Core values behind Battelle's history and establishment are made clear throughout the entire company's work. Upper management should also reflect these values.


  6. "IT Intern Interview"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Strategy in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - IT Strategy in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Battelle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great transition from academia to a professional work environment.

    Cons

    I found no cons while working at Battelle


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solving tough challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Battelle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people and amazing work. The company has refocused on what it does best and that means over the past few years it has exited areas that are less strategic.

    Cons

    Federal government as a customer is not for everyone - so some people from outside of that sphere may not like the realities that come with government work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to have the best managers to nurture talent.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "My experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Battelle full-time

    Pros

    The company is involved in cutting edge technologies that actually make the nation better.

    Cons

    Doesn't always know how to compete with the big boys; somewhat slow in adopting efficient practices


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Systems Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Systems Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Battelle as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Columbus is an awesome city

    Cons

    Clearance required for more in-depth project work.

    Advice to Management

    Already given.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learning Experience in Non-Profit Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Battelle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to one-on-one training, open door policy, constant coaching from my manager, free parking,

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons..what do you want me to say?


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