Executive Secretary (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 20, 2016
I worked at Battelle for 5 years. I worked for a great RDML. I enjoyed working there and doing what I did. I was appreciated for my support and work. I was allowed to continue with my volunteer work and also allowed to involve the organization. I felt job security and the location was wonderful. I was able to take subway, bus or drive my car. The hours were flexible. There really are family oriented and have great holiday parties. The people are friendly and helpful. There is also a possibility for advancement. They will allow you to take classes and improve yourself and education while working.
Project Manager, Emergency Preparedness Specialist (Current Employee) – Pentagon, DC – February 5, 2015
I've worked for Battelle for nearly four years and have enjoyed my time here. I had a great mentor/project manager when I first started who I learned a lot from about contract management and when I took over the project it was nearly seamless because of the time she spent with me. The management structure leaves the line managers (who oversee the project/program managers) overwhelmed and strapped for time so there were times as a project manager I don't feel I received the support/top cover/training that I always needed. Battelle is a very large company and the government agency I'm currently supporting is going in the direction of awarding contracts to small businesses so the business line I support in Battelle has been losing work. Battelle has great benefits and encourages optimal work/life balance which has been paramount since I had my first child in the summer of 2014.
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.
Battelle Memorial Institute has many challenging oppotuninties. I learned alot while there, and consider myself up to date on evaluating and understanding the world of Procurement. Great co-workers, some parts of management were available to teach and assist with growth. A typical day at work..... Well, no day was the same. Lots of action!!!.
Design new ideas on different topics during the day. So many really neat things that I am not even aloud to talk about. Management was very open and helpful. Co-workers were all different which made a great Think Tank Team. Hardest part of the job was not talking about work away from work. The most enjoyable part of the job is that it was different everyday and great accomplishments were provided to the Clients.
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 12, 2014
Arriving early to work. Having Breakfast with co-workers before our shift begin. Answering phones, input data for all New Hires and Termination for staff members. I learned that integrity and teamwork is very important. Management was very encouraging by having weekly meetings to keep the group abreast of our progress. My co-workers were very pleasant to work with. The hardest part of the job was preparing for annual security inspection. The most enjoyable part of the job was celebrating our achievements Keeping inform of the Company Department Success by having quarterly group meetings.
Semi productive work place based on research and development.
Senior Technician - Energy Systems (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 14, 2014
Battelle is a decent place to work for the most part. If i were to sum up what I believe to be the biggest hurtle in working for this company as a Technician. It is the fact that you are basically a contractor which means you are apparently responsible for finding your own work to do on any given day. Which is a little disconcerting considering the short amount of time I've been here coupled with the fact that when I was hired I wasn't told that this is how the company operated. It was my understanding that it was the responsiblity of the management to garner contracts either governmental or commercial through research and development and there by creating work. As for my co-workers the atmosphere that this work environment creates is one of competition for work, contacts, etc. Dispite this however I've managed to make quite a few friends here that have helped and taught me many skills that have led to my success here.
As for the most enjoyable part of my job it has been the learning of new technology as well as learning the trade of machinist. I'd still have to say the hardest part is trying to find work for myself though through the few contacts that I HAVE made during my time here. I believe however that I have managed my time here well.
Open schedule the flexability to come and go as you please.
Finding work to do. The managment/employee demographic.
Good place to work, provided one is willing to work
Technician (Former Employee) – Columbus, Ohio – August 1, 2014
I worked for Battelle for over three years. My day began with with emptying trash ffrom the offices break area, hallways, and bathrooms. This included soiled coveralls used when extra protection was needed. I swept hallways and cleaned bathrooms making sure that the bathrooms had soap and paper products. Operated a floor scrubber in the hallways. I learned to use personal protective equipment including full-face respirator. learned to handle small animals when needed.and how to make minor repairs to the watering system. My first manager was great, she was easy to talk to and actually listened to input that came from her crew. The next manager wasn't nearly as good as he seemed to have a preconceived idea how everything should be. The hardest part of this job was answering watering system alarms as the problem could be any place the system was installed. The most enjoyable part was the people I worked with and some I just talked to. I initially worked with three other people but they either transferred out or became and could not return to work. The last six months of my employment I worked by myself.
Occasional recognition for a job well done
People who didn't care enough to take pride in the facility