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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 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

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great collection of talented people, making it a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Battelle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with - no back stabbing; exciting technologies and capabilities to tap into to solve problems, challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    You will thrive on your own capabilities, not many resources to help if you are struggling -- sink or swim environment. However, the talented people there do very well.


  2. 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 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.

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