Battelle Memorial

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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 (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. 8 people found this helpful  

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than an 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
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