Battelle Memorial - If you enjoy stress, politics, remaining stagnate, and the fear of being laid-off, Battelle is the place for you! | Glassdoor
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Helpful (5)

"If you enjoy stress, politics, remaining stagnate, and the fear of being laid-off, Battelle is the place for you!"

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Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Flexibility in work schedule.
-Salary.
-Excluding senior management, a very talented group of people to work alongside.

Cons

-Way, way, way too top heavy.
-Constant, unnecessary stress of looming reductions in staff as a result of very poor management skills.
-Little room for advancement.
-Poor opportunities for training.
-Extremely and overly bureaucratic, so much so, to the point of intefering with actual work.

Advice to Management

Start investing in the happiness of your employees, regard their suggestions, and value the exceptional talent they bring to the table. Recreate an environment that people actually want to work in. Greatly reduce all of the bureaucratic hoops because it only interferes with productivity.

Other Employee Reviews for Battelle Memorial

  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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