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Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
132 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.  

    Great place to work with lots of stability if you can get a full-time position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst II in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst II in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at CDC as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, calm work environment.

    Cons

    Parking is the con on pretty much every campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allows you to make a difference and help others

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Contract Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CDC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The CDC is a world-class organization that has a very important real world mission of saving lives and protecting people - 24/7 with the stated goal of Safer, Healthier People. Everything you do contributes in some form or fashion to enabling the CDC to achieve its mission, whether it involves science, medicine, or business office operations. The work that CDC does matters...and the corporate culture is very employee centric with emphasis on proper work-life balance and supportive programs for employees such as free well-being counseling, legal consultations, lactation rooms, and elder care support groups. Definitively one of the best federal agencies to work for.

    Cons

    Compensation is restricted to the limits of the OPM General Schedule, Wage Grade, and Senior Executive Service pay levels that may be further influenced by Congress or the President in terms of annual increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the emphasis on work-life balance and keep stressing the importance of the work that CDC employees do...and encourage recognition programs for outstanding employees such as cash awards that help mitigate effects of limited compensation due to the OPM GS/WG/SES limits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CDC as an intern (less than a 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
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  5.  

    GREATCOMPANY

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Rewarding professional experience

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    • 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Overall a great experience-

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHAP Associate
    Current Employee - PHAP Associate

    I have been working at CDC full-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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
  11.  

    QA / Lead

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    • 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 a 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

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