job is challenging for various reasons 1. lay offs 2. retirees leaving the ppl behind with lil knowledge of job duties However, it is a place where you learn a lot and grow within the company. Very competitive and passionate ppl work in this place.
Credit Union, Postal Office, Laundry services, Gym, Breast feeding/pumping rooms, onsite daycare
benefits, very busy (sometimes cant take a break), lots of lay offs lately
Assistant Program Manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 9, 2012
Early mornings, come in and prep the day for kids actually. I helped run a S.T.E.M program for under privileged youth through the Battelle Corporation. I have learned that through Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics you can not only teach kids things but also change lives. Management was amazing everyone was always hands on, everyone felt as an equal and could come to management with any problems. The hardest part of work was keeping the children attention. Most enjoyable was seeing them smile and understand what they were learning.
Working at Battelle was a wonderful experience. The work was interesting and co-workers very professional. There is an atmosphere of "learning" everywhere at Battelle. If you would like to learn something, there are opportunities for you to do so. They appreciate the self-starting employee and encourage you to grow.
System Analyst II (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 13, 2013
Battelle encourages innovation in every aspect of the business not just in their core business of scientific research and development. This includes innovation in back office administrative functions such as in the IT organization.
Management always made it a point to provide the tools necessary to their employees to succeed.
The most difficult part of the job was defiinitely keeping within budgets. Since Battelle is so heavily involved in Federal government contracting, things had to be scaled back to a very large scale due to the sequestration caused by the budget issues our nation faces.
The most enjoyable part of the job was there was always an opportunity to learn new things. I was able to learn about government contracting as well as many aspects of PeopleSoft Financial systems that I did not have the opportunity to work with in the past.
it was an environment of teamwork and recognition was always given for a job well done.
staying within the various federal acquisition regulations as we worked on system designs.
Research Analyst (Current Employee) – Crystal City, VA – May 17, 2015
The Battelle experience is very specific to the client you support and your immediate coworkers. Battelle typically functions in small groups blending analytical, technical, and subject matter experts that works in close coordination with the client.
Senior Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – August 15, 2012
Work day was 8am-5pm with 2 short 15 minute breaks and 1 hour for lunch. Enjoyed learning about the different types of Chemical, Biological and Radiological clothing which is provided for our Service Men and Women defending our Freedom. Management was sufficient, some micro-managing by some. Co-workers were friendly.
short commute to work.
short breaks, 3 different tracking systems used to locate gear in warehouse was inacurate.
Battelle is an all around good job. A typical day at work challenging all the ACAMS in the morning and doing the DAAMS runs. Through out the day, pull samples when necessary. Along with any other duties that need to be done for that day. Co- workers are good to work with and management is good. Hardest part of the job is how technical all the data is that we enter, and all of the chain of custody of all the samples
data collector (Former Employee) – flint mi – January 18, 2015
I was hired by this company. Received all the paperwork, id number and etc. Why did they tell me after 2 months of waiting I didnt pass my background check? Then when I questioned it, the staff told me I would receive a letter stating why. I never received it. Nor would I ever recommended a shady company like this to anyone. I have passed many background checks with previous employers. Extremely unprofessional.
Principal Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 29, 2014
I provided secondary review of laboratory analysis for classified agents. Lead a scientific team in development of study protocol, collection of samples, and data analysis and interpretation. In addition, I was lead for preparing competitive grant application.
co-workers were quiet intelligent, and i enjoyed the collaboration.
i woul have enjoyed more training leadership skills.
Intellectually Awesome, but Pressure Cooker Environment
Senior Research Scientist/GLP-Study Director (Former Employee) – West Jefferson, OH – September 5, 2013
Battelle was an excellent place to work, and I loved the 11 years that I was there. However, it became difficult to balance work and life in recent years as deep cuts in personnel heaped more work on those of us that were left. As a contract research organization, Battelle had to "do more with less" to make our high containment laboratory (with BSL-3 labs) cost competitive. Turn around times for research and reports became unattainable, and eventually the work environment became very stressful. I worked from a home office but traveled extensively, and thankfully was insulated from office politics. I adored my colleagues and clients, and was very happy with my job. I loved learning something new each regarding science, business, contracts, the government, regulating agencies, etc. each day. However, after carefully weighing my options, I decided to part ways with Battelle to spend time with my small children and look for something that I could perform full time from a home office that required less travel.