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On average, employees at Battelle give their company a 3.7 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Battelle employees are Principal Research Scientists submitting an average rating of 3.2 and Research Scientists with a rating of 2.7. Browse Battelle Reviews by Job Title →

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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 37 Battelle Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.6
Growth Opportunities 3.0
People You Work With 4.3
Person You Work For 3.8
Rewards You Receive 3.7
Support You Get 3.3
Way You Work 3.9
Work Setting 3.8

52 Battelle Company Reviews and Ratings


Anonymous Employee
Posted 7 months ago in Arlington, VA

"I was with Battelle for over 21 years. Always challenged and well compensated for my efforts. Not many opportunities to advance. The company is somewhat top-heavy. Also, Battelle is not an agile company. Old companies usually do things slower and more conservatively. Battelle is a perfect example of that. Great benefits. Better than most. Good work environment and the people are great."

Support You Get 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
QC Monitoring Inspector
Posted 8 months ago in Stockton, UT

"I worked at Battelle for ten years. My location was remote from company headquarters and part of a specific contract. Although there were several hundred employees at the project site, there was minimal corporate presence for human resources and benefits during the majority of the project. Very little was done to retain employees from this project after it was completed. Otherwise, employees were treated fairly and compensated well."

Way You Work 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
Battelle (52)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group (6)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is TransPerfect Translations (8)
3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,155)
QA Researcher
Posted 8 months ago in Pueblo, CO

"Great company. Fantastic benefits. Highly recommend Battelle Memorial Institute."

Way You Work 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Principal Research Scientist
Posted 9 months ago in Columbus, OH

"I worked for Battelle for 13.35 years. The company was at the forefront in the modernizing of subsystems and applications for a variety of clients, in some cases, advancing the technology by 40 years. Other areas of research and development are in the physical sciences and data flow studies. There are about 2000 employees at the Columbus campus."

Company Culture 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5

Average Battelle Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $3
Anonymous Employee
Posted 10 months ago in Stockton, UT

"I have worked for Battelle for 10 years. It used to be a great place to work but recently cutbacks in benefits and stricter regulations have made it a stressful environment."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Materials Engineer
Posted 10 months ago in Idaho Falls, ID
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5
Work Setting 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Research Engineer
Posted 11 months ago in Atlantic City, NJ

"I worked there for three years. It was great! I got to move around onto several different projects, learned a lot, and contributed a lot to the research. After 3 years I was laid off due to government cutbacks and I wanted to go back to school for my PhD anyway."

Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Researcher
Posted last year in Arlington, VA

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"Technically interesting work, with a good deal of autonomy, but that is about it"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't do it unless you have an in with upper management"

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"Benefits being stripped, firings and layoffs creating an environment of fear"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop intimidating the workforce with autocratic management, and get rid of Catalyst"

People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5
Person You Work For 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Application Engineer
Posted last year in Richland, WA

"Best job ever. The pay was the best and the people were awesome."

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"The people were very friendly, professional and helpful. It was the best job and the best paying job I ever had."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared for an interview that lasts for several hours with different groups of people. In the IT group, I had to prepare a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on a prior project."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"The fact that they do so much work for the government makes it painful when budgets contract and people get laid off."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Maybe management should be pared down during layoffs also, not just the rank and file."

Support You Get 3 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Systems Engineer
Posted last year in Dayton, MD

"Great people to work with so the atmosphere was very good."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"Our division was not part of the main focus of the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to equally include all of the divisions of the company."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Way You Work 2 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5
Director of Operations
Posted last year

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"We had a very clean, safe, rewarding, and uplifting company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is important to show skills, knowledge, cleanliness, and be warm, considerate and confident."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"I have to communte using priviate car or I had to ride a bus 140 miles daily"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Maintain good communication with employees and show that you care about them."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Analyst
Posted 2 years ago in Idaho Falls, ID

"It was an excellent experience learning about the nuclear industry."

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"The people were very nice and I built great friendships with them."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Beware; when cutbacks are on the horizon it is difficult to get work done because no one wants to make a mistake during a reduction in force."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"The politics with upper management was difficult to navigate and the company touted a certain culture but did not live by it themselves."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get to know your people working where the rubber meets the road and you will find out more of what is going on."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5
Way You Work 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Senior Researcher
Posted 2 years ago in Richland, WA

"place to start of a long science career."

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"I loved he challenges and the diversity of the work and I benefited greatly from the multidisciplinary culture of the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"network, network and network again, listen before you talk, enjoy every contract and share your knowledge wisely."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"short term contracts can create too much stress and become counter productive"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"hire more Indians (49%) than chiefs (51%) and chose talent before strategic."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Company Culture 1 / 5
Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Software QA Engineer
Posted 2 years ago in Columbus, OH

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"It was a great environment where I learned a lot."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would only advise people to be themselves. That is all."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"my job wasn't really what I aspire to do in life"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions for the management. They were fine."

Way You Work 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5
Manager
Posted 2 years ago in Richland, WA

"Great work experience"

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"The importance of the research and it's contribution to human health"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"find out details about future and longevity of job and future."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"Some employess lack of integrity,some politics involved. Feeling like a number and the lack of caring by CEO's far away.."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"more involvement in providing opportunities for advancement.. Inform employees more of the things going on that affect our jobs.."

People You Work With 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5
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