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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    Provides opportunities for very diverse experience in software development.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Richland, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Richland, WA (US)

    I have been working at Battelle Memorial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunities for some very interesting work. You never know what you might work on.
    - Fairly low stress environment
    - Benefits aren't bad.

    Cons

    - Constantly must look for work at work. Your time must be funded by various projects and it's your responsibility to find them.
    - Funding model doesn't allow for very solid software development work. Since funding arrives in dribs and drabs, most projects begin as prototypes and never end up being engineered very well.
    - Software engineers are second class citizens compared to scientists. Software development careers tend to top out after 10 years of so, unless you switch into management.
    - Forced into a network-only health care plan -- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Not too impressed with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Alleviate the cons listed above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Six of One; Half a Dozen of Another

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Arlington, VA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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