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    A difficult place for Masters-level scientists to advance

    Former Employee - ORISE Fellow (Masters Level) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - ORISE Fellow (Masters Level) in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CDC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, employees are very passionate about what they do and most are great people to work with. Having the CDC name on your resume makes you very marketable. There are always interesting seminars to attend and opportunities to continue to

    Cons

    Very difficult to get permanent employment. Funding is currently non-existent and everyone is struggling. Without a doctoral degree, it's difficult to get involved with scientific projects. It's often difficult to see how your day-to-day activities are important to improving the health of the population. Only a select few are able to attend conferences and share their work with the outside world.

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CDC Interviews

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

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    ORISE Fellow (Masters Level) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CDC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with questions mostly focused around past experiences related to the position. For example, if the position requires you to complete data analysis and be proficient in statistical software applications such as SAS, the interviewer (who would most likely be your supervisor) will ask you about past experiences and how proficient you are in SAS.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. The questions were straightforward. You might be asked what you know about the position so read the posting carefully.   Answer Question
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CDC Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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Website www.cdc.gov
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1946
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The name really says it all for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of US citizens, the CDC investigates health problems, performs research, and develops public health policies as well as developing and applying disease prevention and control. It is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and comprises seven coordinating centers and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The CDC, which has nine US locations and workers in more than... More

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