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"Six of One; Half a Dozen of Another"

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Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time

Pros

The company itself is great. It has very good benefits plus there is a pension program in addition to a fantastic 401(K) plan with Vanguard.

Cons

When I first came on board with the company's office in Arlington, VA, it was a much different place from what it is now. The focus seemed to be more on taking care of people and, as a non-profit company, less on the skullduggery one might expect from 'for profit' companies. Unfortunately, as time went by and I had the opportunity to peer behind the veil, I found that staff members MUST ingratiate themselves to Management in order to have any hopes of moving up. It is favoritism that will get you places, not merit.

Advice to Management

Take some leadership classes; stop acting as though you are Battelle aristocracy; you expect staff members to do far too much Company business on their own time; recognize staff members for their merit and make such recognition meaningful; it would be inspirational to have a manager who knew something about their staff; the staff review / performance evaluation / career development roadmap are nothing more than a paper drill with little or no impact.

Other Employee Reviews for Battelle Memorial

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time (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.

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