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

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Columbus, OH (US)
Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time for 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.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with limited vision.

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    Former Employee - Protection Operations Specialist V  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Protection Operations Specialist V in Arlington, VA (US)

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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