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Working for Battelle

Every day, Battelle employees are called on to solve the toughest challenges, from security and healthcare to energy and the environment. Our founding mission is the same as it was 85 years ago – to bring those solutions to market and invest our profits for a greater purpose. It’s who we are. It’s what inspires us in all that we do.

When you join Battelle, you’re joining a team of committed professionals whose excellence is driven by Gordon Battelle’s founding vision and the core values that support it:

Accountability. We are responsible for our decisions and actions.

Agility. We execute swiftly to deliver valuable solutions to our clients.

Courage. We manage risks and do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.

Integrity. We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in every decision and action.

Respect and Trust. We treat each other with dignity and equality to create a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

Our Culture

As a world-class science and technology organization, Battelle values teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration as a path to insight and excellence in our work. In addition, founder Gordon Battelle’s legacy lives on in our reputation as a caring employer, compassionate neighbor and conscientious community leader.

At Battelle, we have created a culture of excellence that benefits our employees, communities and environment. This plays out not just in our daily work and our commitment to furthering science and technology, but through our volunteerism and giving.

At Battelle you can expect to:

  • Work side-by-side with intelligent people who are passionate about delivering excellence in science and technology through an unwavering commitment to integrity and innovation.
  • Do inspiring work that solves some of the world's toughest challenges, with both government agencies and highly respected global commercial businesses.
  • Balance your professional and personal life to ensure success inside and outside of work.
  • Thrive in an organization that is strategically positioned for future growth and provides opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
  • Be a part of an organization fully committed to volunteerism, that invests in and provides our expertise to philanthropic causes and education.
  • Be recognized and rewarded for high performance through competitive compensation and benefit programs as well as meaningful employee recognition programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Attracting, developing, engaging and retaining a diverse workforce drives our success by ensuring that a wide array of perspectives and experiences are incorporated across our culture, decisions and actions. We promote diversity at all levels of the organization to help employees feel valued and included.

For us, diversity is far more than the legally protected classes (age, gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation and gender identity). It encompasses an individual’s communication style, life experiences, educational background, geographic origin, socioeconomic background and any other variables that influence a person’s perspective. 

Throughout our history, Battelle employees have leveraged their diversity of thoughts and perspectives to generate innumerable ideas and solutions for our customers. 

Employee Resource Groups

Battelle Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led teams that nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace in alignment with our mission, values, strategy and culture. They provide opportunities for employees to develop their leadership skills, receive support and encouragement, and to grow personally. The ERGs include: 

Embrace – Advocates and champions for racial diversity at Battelle. 

NextGen – Advocates for early career and passionate business professionals within Battelle. 

Prism – Advocates for Battelle’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) employees in a way that makes all people feel safe, supported and welcome regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression so that employees, potential employees, customers and business partners see Battelle as an employer and business partner of choice. 

Women’s Network – Raises employee awareness and fosters greater understanding and participation in events so that Battelle is successful in achieving its business goals and is increasingly recognized as an employer of choice for women seeking to reach their full potential. 

Rewards & Recognition

Battelle recognizes employees for their contributions through a variety of methods, such as service awards and peer recognition, the Battelle Distinguished Inventor program, and our annual Celebration of Solvers, which honors patent recipients and Achievement Award winners.

Battelle University

In alignment with Gordon Battelle's vision, we believe that continual personal and professional growth is critical to our future success. We invest in staff development, which yields huge dividends for our business. We also know that personal growth is rewarded with pride, confidence and increased passion for the work we do.

Tuition Reimbursement. Are you looking to add to your formal education? This program provides reimbursement of tuition and certain fees to qualified candidates pursuing course work applicable to their job responsibilities.

Mentoring. You’ll have the opportunity to seek out a mentor or raise your hand to become a mentor for staff seeking development.

Team Battelle

We maintain a vibrant program to support our staff as they donate time, expertise and energy in the neighborhoods where they live and work. Whether it’s arts and culture, education, community health or other outreach, Team Battelle projects are volunteer-driven programs and activities that meet community needs and capitalize on staff interests.