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Former Employee - Medical Officer in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Medical Officer in Atlanta, GA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Great place to work.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very bright colleagues, dedicated workers.

    Cons

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

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