Working at Battelle as a strategic analyst was great. The customers trust you and treat you and your work and opinion with respect and it was probably the highest concentration of really smart people I've ever worked with.
Management was mixed, some great managers, some terrible. But not a bad group to work for overall.
Corporate culture though is lethargic with the business instincts of a soon-to-be extinct Panda. Almost no desire to develop nascent opportunities into new business, and one of the least effective sales organizations I've encountered. Program Managers did nearly all of the business capture and keep the lights on.
The main business strategy was to pretty much wait for the competitors to fail, then move in.
intense concentration of smart co-workers
lethargic business practices.