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CDC Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
120 Reviews
3.7
120 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I great place to learn about public health (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is amazing and benefits are some of the best I've ever seen (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Very hard to cut through red tape to get things done (in 12 reviews)

  • Sooo basically, be prepared for challenges of working in the federal government (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CDC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will surround by very smart people.

    Cons

    Since it is government organization, there is the behavior of the bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since i was a just intern there, i haven't any advice for advanced positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GREATCOMPANY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CDC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    huge benefits, great earning potential and endless career opportunities. moneycorp always looks after you

    Cons

    Nothing bad I can mention (so far)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding professional experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Health Scientist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CDC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaboration with other federal agencies.

    Cons

    Stressful environment, lengthy administrative procedure, long duration to final products, typical federal government operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair evaluation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    CDC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDC

    Pros

    I enjoy working for CDC.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons right now.

  6.  

    Overall a great experience-

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHAP Associate
    Current Employee - PHAP Associate

    I have been working at CDC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -- world experts
    -- interesting mission
    -- awesome program for new grads
    -- great diverse experience IF you get a good host site

    Cons

    -- red tape
    -- disconnection from people we ultimately serve
    -- disconnection from CDC when working in the field
    -- change is slow
    -- politics interfere
    Sooo basically, be prepared for challenges of working in the federal government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the quality of the host sites and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Most rewarding work experience ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CDC

    Pros

    Family friendly with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Highly competitive with a tinge of elitism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None offered

  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CDC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very bright colleagues, dedicated workers.

    Cons

    Red tape. Congress has is in for federal workers which has resulted in pay freezes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    QA / Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at CDC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work hours are great. 6am to 2:30pm allows me to coach and be with my kids and grand childeren in the afternoons.

    Cons

    The only con I can find is it seems the opportunities are there to move up but it is slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Remarkable mentors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CDC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Leading United States Public Health Agency
    Exceptional mentorship - my bosses organized 8 informational interviews across three branches providing a remarkable networking opportunity and helped me find my next position
    Opportunities for lateral movement
    Exceptional work/life balance - on site childcare, fitness classes, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Slow pace of progress
    Limited hands on interaction with external communities
    Must have PhD for career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I was a guest researcher there for only 3 weeks.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CDC

    Pros

    The environment was very good and people there are very nice.

    Cons

    No cons. I was there only for 3 weeks.

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