FDA
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www.fda.gov Silver Spring, MD 5000+ Employees

FDA Reviews in Silver Spring, MD

Updated May 4, 2014
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3.7 25 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg, M.D.

Margaret Hamburg, M.D.

(12 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    a foot in the door for a fresh graduate

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    Prosfederal job, security and perks

    Conslow on innovation, not a great place to be long term if you have research on your mind because of its regulatory focus

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reviewer (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsGood work/life balance as long as your group is not under staffed. People are friendly. Good benefits. Great job security.

    ConsVery political. Things move super slow. The same few are hand-picked for opportunities. Most of the decisions made by management are illogical and reduce efficiency. Bad workers seem to be rewarded/recognized more than great employees. Some managers and team leaders lack adequate knowledge and management skills for their positions. Few opportunities for professional development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward/recognize talented employees. Get rid of horrible workers. Give opportunities to people who deserve them. Allow employees to get better training and professional development. Listen to employee feedback and take them into consideration when making decisions that affect the work that employees do. We actually really know what we're talking about.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract Specialist (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsFlexible, work is easy, people seem to care about their work.

    ConsIts the government, with all the cons that entails.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work experience, but disorganized and inefficient.

    Biomedical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsExposure to many different processes and devices. People are very intelligent and hardworking, and care about the work they do.

    ConsLow pay, although benefits and time off are quite good. Disorganized operations. Culture and experience highly dependent upon which division you are working in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to streamline operations. So many processes are sluggish because everything continues to be done the way it's always been done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    summer internship

    Summer Internship (Former Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    Prosit is research oriented in practice

    Consnot very much different from school

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working as a temporary scientist (biologist) at FDA

    Orise Fellow (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsThe workload is pretty low. Bosses are easily satisfied.

    ConsResearch is not highly appreciated by senior management.

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    Great Place to Intern - If you want little responsibility and good pay

    Office Automation Clerk (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsGreat pay & benefits
    Friendly Co-workers
    Minimal Stress (no real deadlines from my experience)

    ConsMiddle Managers do not provide support or encouragement
    Little opportunity for advancement as an intern
    Not great environment for young people

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting so much money

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    Difficult to accomplish goals in a timely manner due to extensive layers of management

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    ProsTelecommuting option, benefits as a federal employee
    Main campus is a very nice facility.
    Autonomy as a program manager allows for creating and instituting new processes easily.

    ConsDifficult to accomplish goals in a timely manner due to extensive layers of management.
    Main campus location requires extensive commuting unless you live near Silver Spring MD.

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