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FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance as long as your group is not under staffed (in 12 reviews)

  • Working in the field affords great exposure to the breadth of the Agency's public health responsibilities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited opening in terms of full-time jobs (in 5 reviews)

  • Government bureaucracy and typical federal employee stereotypes exist (in 3 reviews)

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  1. If you haven't been there 30 years, don't bother

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Counsel in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Regulatory Counsel in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FDA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few at the Center for Drug Research. Its as if the drinking water has some chemical substance and they've all drunk at the wheel.

    Cons

    No parking, cramped offices, nasty folks, why bother. No creativity, lots of templates, but poor systems to help locate what is needed. Lots of wasted time doing projects that don't go anywhere - the Chief Counsel's office vetos almost everything.

    Advice to Management

    Bring some real attorneys in house who work for you and not the department. Don't assign busywork - you are wasting taxpayer resources.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Demoralized agency

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    Former Employee - Mathematical Statistician in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Mathematical Statistician in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FDA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You help people, your coworkers are generally smart, and sometimes, you get to make a real difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    Your cowokers are demoralized by budget cuts, overwhelming work, and it seems like everyone is taking a pot-shot at you, your work, and your agency..



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