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Former Employee - Medical Officer in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Medical Officer in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CDC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

9 to 5 working hours

Cons

the insane bureaucracy leaves little time for actual public health work, and requires residency trained medical officers to do inane tasks for getting promoted.

Advice to Management

modify the promotion procedures to reflect actual scientific / technical job performance rather than ability to game the promotions process.

Other Employee Reviews for CDC

  1. One of the better federal agencies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Some positions are family friendly, even senior level positions. -Healthy and safe work environment. -Highly motivated experts in laboratory methods, data analysis, epidemiology, and toxicology.

    Cons

    -Working with low-performing government employees, especially on the administrative side. -Complex bureaucratic systems with many internal reviews and controls. -Senior leadership positions are often reserved for those at an MD or PhD level, but that is not always an indicator of a good manager. -Congressional budget cuts will impede your ability to do your job and innovate.


  2. Research Chemist

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    Former Contractor - Research Chemist
    Former Contractor - Research Chemist

    I worked at CDC as a contractor

    Pros

    Lots of resources, modern facilities, and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    CDC hires most people as contractors in order to provide the minimum amount of benefits.The only benefit I had was health insurance, that's it. If you are a contractor, they don't withhold any taxes from your paycheck which means you have to make hefty quarterly payments to the IRS. Very difficult to make a career there without a post-graduate degree and your boss pushing for it.


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